Conditional Admission

Students who want to enroll in a UM bachelor degree program but do not meet the minimum requirement for Full or Pathway Admission, or do not have an English language test score are eligible to apply for conditional admission. UM offers intensive academic English training for conditionally admitted students at UM's English Language Institute (ELI).

Conditionally admitted students must receive the required English language proficiency score on one of the tests UM accepts or a recommendation from UM's English Language Institute before they can begin their undergraduate studies.

iTEP English Proficiency Exam

Students with conditional admission to UM now have the option to sit for the iTEP English Proficiency Exam during orientation week.  Depending on the score they receive, students may have a chance to move into Pathway or  Full Admission status in their first semester.  See iTEP English Proficiency Test for more information.

Applications Steps

1. Complete an online application
2. Pay the application fee
3. Submit required application documents

You can also download our International Admissions Checklist to help you submit all required documents.


By submitting your application early there will be plenty of time to request test results and academic records as well as apply for a student visa.

A completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the following dates:

Fall Semester: June 15

Spring Semester: November 15


For detailed information on estimated costs of attendance, please see Expenses and Scholarships.


Conditional Admission students are not eligible for UM scholarships while they have conditional status. For information on scholarships available to international students once they have been fully admitted to UM undergraduate programs, please see Expenses and Scholarships.

Online Application

Application fee

A non-refundable US$30 application fee is paid online with a credit card when you submit the application. 

You can pay online after you submit the online application
OR you can mail a check or a money order with your documents. 
Checks and/or money orders should be made payable to the University of Montana.

Academic Records

To be eligible for admission, freshman students must have the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA. Transfer students must have the equivalent of a 2.0 GPA.  UM Undergraduate Admissions will calculate the GPA when we evaluate a student's educational records. 

General Requirements

Submit official* transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. 

All academic records must be in the original language accompanied by an English translation.  The applicant may make the translation themselves.  

* Academic records are considered official when they are issued directly by the school, educational bureau or ministry, sealed in an official school envelope and signed or stamped across the back flap by the school registrar or other appropriate education official.  To submit the academic records students can: 1) request the school or education bureau send the academic records directly to University of Montana or 2) send the records themselves as long as they remain sealed in the original envelope.  Please send official academic records by regular mail to:

University of Montana
Undergraduate International Admission
101 Lommasson Center
Missoula, MT 59812 USA

The University of Montana reserves the right to require further verification of all transcripts and academic records submitted by students.

Country-specific Requirements

If you have completed study in one of the following countries, please see the link(s) below for specific instructions on submitting academic records:

Financial Information

For detailed guidance on acceptable evidence of financial resources for the I-20 (Certificate of Non-Immigrant Student Status), please see Financial Documents for the I-20

Copy of passport

Submit a copy of the information page in your valid passport. Your passport should be valid for the duration of your study in the U.S.

Transfer Student from a US University

In addition to the steps above applicants must submit a completed Transfer Form