MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Policy and Procedures Manual

 

ITEM 127-113-R0505

 

SUBJECT:  ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Policy 301.1 - Admission requirements; in-state undergraduates

Effective July 10, 2003; Issued July 14, 2004


Board policy:

 

      1.   A graduate of any Montana high school which is accredited by the Board of Public Education may enter any four-year campus of the Montana University System as a first-time, full-time undergraduate student, provided the graduate meets the College Preparatory Program outlined in Board Policy 301.7 and at least one of the following requirements:

            a.   (1)     has obtained a score of at least 20 on the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test or a score of at least 960 1440 on the total mathematics/critical reading/writing verbal/math exam of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), for admission to Montana State University-Northern and The University of Montana-Western,

                  (2)     has obtained a score of at least 22 on the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test or a score of at least 1030 1540 on the total mathematics/critical reading/writing verbal/math exam of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), for admission to Montana State University-Billings, Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Montana State University-Bozeman, and The University of Montana-Missoula.  The campuses identified in 1.a.(1) above may request permission from the Board of Regents to raise the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test score or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) total verbal/math exam score to those specified for The University of Montana-Missoula, Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana State University-Billings, and Montana Tech of The University of Montana,

      or   b.   has obtained at least a 2.5 high school grade point average (GPA),

      or   c.   ranks in the upper half of the school's graduating class.

      2.   A Montana resident who is a graduate of an out-of-state high school which is accredited by the state accrediting agency may enter any campus of the Montana University System as a first-time, full-time undergraduate student provided the student meets at least one of the requirements in 1 above.

      3.   In addition to the admissions requirements set out in sections 1. and 2. above, any student seeking admission to a four-year program at one of the four-year institutions of the Montana University System must also satisfy the mathematics proficiency standard set out in Board Policy 301.15.

        4.   The following categories of students are exempt from the requirements in Sections 1 and 2 above:

            a.   non-traditional students (those who do not enter college for a period of at least three years from the date of high school graduation or from the date when they would have graduated from high school),

            b.   summer only students, and

            c.   part-time students taking seven or fewer college-level semester credits.

      5.   nstitutions are authorized to exempt up to 15% of first-time, full-time undergraduates for students with special talents, minorities and others who demonstrate special needs.

      6.   An in-state transfer applicant must meet the criteria for "good academic standing," as defined by the receiving institution.

      7.   Nothing herein shall guarantee any person entry into any four-year campus of the Montana University System nor shall this policy be construed to restrict any unit from establishing procedures to comply with any enrollment limitations adopted by the Board of Regents.

 

Definitions:

      1.   In-state transfer means a Montana resident who has completed 12 or more GPA or Pass credits in college-level courses at another college or university, who is entering a new institution for the first time, and whose credits at the previous institution have been accepted by the receiving institution.

      2.   For the purpose of this section, GPA and Pass credits mean those college-level credits for which grade points apply toward graduation.

      3.   For the purpose of this section, college-level work means those courses that are applicable toward an associate of arts, associate of science or baccalaureate degree at their respective institution.  Such courses shall include neither remedial nor developmental courses.

 

Cross Reference:

 

      See Board Policy 301.7, College Preparatory Program; Board Policy 301.15, Mathematics Proficiency Admissions Standards

 

History

        Board of Education ex officio Regents of University of Montana, February 7, 1952 (Rescinded); Item 18-003-R1077, Admission Requirements: In-state Undergraduates; Montana University System, October 28, 1977, (Board of Regents Minutes) May 5-6, 1988, as revised May 5, 1989, September 14, 1989, March 22, 1990, December 13, 1990, March 22, 1991, September 14, 1992, May 3, 1993, May 4, 1995, and November 18, 1999 (Item 104-103-R0999); Item 109-1602-R1100, Authorization for Institutional Name Change from Western Montana College of The University of Montana to The University of Montana-Western, approved by the Board of Regents January 18, 2001, with an effective date of July 1, 2001; editorial revisions made July 14, 2004.


MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Policy and Procedures Manual

 

SUBJECT:  ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Policy 301.2 - Admission requirements; out-of-state undergraduates

Effective July 10, 2003; Issued July 14, 2004


Board policy:

 

      1.   The campuses of the Montana University System are authorized to control the number of out-of-state first-time and transfer students.

      2.   An out-of-state graduate of an out-of-state high school which is accredited by the state accrediting agency may enter any four-year campus of the Montana University System as a first-time, full-time undergraduate student, provided the graduate meets the College Preparatory Program outlined in Section 301.7 and at least one of the following requirements:

            a.   (1)     has obtained a score of at least 20 on the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test or a score of at least 960 1440 on the total verbal/mathmathematics/critical reading/writing exam of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), for admission to Montana State University-Northern and The University of Montana-Western,

                  (2)     has obtained a score of at least 22 on the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test or a score of at least 1030 1540 on the total mathematics/critical reading/writing verbal/math exam of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), for admission to Montana State University-Billings, Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Montana State University-Bozeman, and The University of Montana-Missoula.  The campuses identified in 2.a.(1) above may request permission from the Board of Regents to raise the Enhanced (Composite) American College Testing (ACT) test score or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) total verbal/math exam score to those specified for The University of Montana-Missoula, Montana State University-Bozeman,  Montana Tech of The University of Montana, and Montana State University-Billings,

            OR

            b.   has obtained at least a 2.5 high school grade point average (GPA),

            OR

            c.   ranks in the upper half of the school's graduating class.

      3.   In addition to the admissions requirements set out in section 2. above, any student seeking admission to a four-year program at one of the four-year institutions of the Montana University System must also satisfy the mathematics proficiency standard set out in Board Policy 301.15.

      4.   The following categories of students are exempt from the requirements in Section 2 above:

            a.   non-traditional students (those who do not enter college for a period of at least three years from the date of high school graduation or from the date when they would have graduated from high school),

            b.   summer only students, and

            c.   part-time students taking seven or fewer college-level semester credits.

      5.   Institutions are authorized to exempt up to 15% of first-time, full-time undergraduates for students with special talents, minorities and others who demonstrate special needs.

      6.   After an out-of-state student has been admitted to a campus of the Montana University System, there shall be no differentiation between in-state and out-of-state students as far as enrollment in courses and programs is concerned.

      7.   Out-of-state transfer applicants must present at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (i.e., equivalent to a "C" on a 4.0 scale), based on transferable credits carried from all colleges or universities previously attended to be eligible for consideration.

      8.   In addition to satisfying the above requirements, campuses shall require applicants from foreign countries (excluding Canadian citizens) to present evidence of proficiency in the use of the English language.  Campuses may impose additional requirements on applicants from foreign countries.

 

Definitions:

      1.   An out-of-state transfer applicant is one who has completed 12 or more GPA or Pass credits in college-level courses at another college or university, who is entering a new institution for the first time, and whose credits at the previous institution have been accepted by the receiving institution.

      2.   For the purpose of this section, GPA and Pass credits mean those college-level credits for which grade points apply toward graduation.

      3.   For the purpose of this section, college-level work means those courses that are applicable toward an associate of arts, associate of science or baccalaureate degree at their respective institution.  Such courses shall include neither remedial nor developmental courses.

 

Cross Reference:

 

      See Board Policy 301.7, College Preparatory Program, Board Policy 301.15, Mathematics Proficiency Admissions Standards.

 

History:    Item 183-004, State Board of Education ex officio Regents of University of Montana, August 13, 1963 (Rescinded); Item 18-004-R1077, Admission Requirements:  Out-of-State Undergraduates; Montana University System, October 28, 1977; (Board of Regents Minutes) May 5-6, 1988, as amended May 5, 1989, September 14, 1989, March 22, 1990, May 3, 1993, May 4, 1995, and November 18, 1999 (Item 104-103-R0999); Item 109-1602-R1100, Authorization for Institutional Name Change from Western Montana College of The University of Montana to The University of Montana-Western, approved by the Board of Regents January 18, 2001, with an effective date of July 1, 2001; editorial changes made July 14, 2004.