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Steps to Get You Started


Are you interested in Great Falls College MSU?

Request More Information or contact the campus today to set up a time to visit in person or on the phone with our recruiter. Drop in to Student Central or Call 406-268-3700 or 800-446-2698 or email us at admissions@gfcmsu.edu to set up your appointment today!

Follow the steps below to get started at Great Falls College MSU:

Figure out your finances

Students seeking federal financial aid (which includes grants and loans) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which online at fafsa.ed.gov. As a result of completing a FAFSA, an applicant will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or online. An electronic version of the SAR is automatically sent to the schools listed on the FAFSA. To list Great Falls College MSU, use our school code: 009314.

Students applying for financial aid may also be required to provide proper federal income tax information, completed verification materials, and any other information requested by the Financial Aid Office. Students must apply for financial aid annually.

Assistance is available to prospective students applying for financial aid. In addition, financial aid counseling for new students is an integral part of the admissions and orientation process. Once enrolled, students may receive counseling and assistance as needed. For assistance, please call 406-771-4334 or 1-800-446-2698 (in Montana), or write to the Financial Aid Office, Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, or email finaid@gfcmsu.edu

Great Falls College MSU also offers a wide variety of different scholarships to assist you in paying for your college. To view a list of current scholarship offerings, please see our scholarship page.

Fill out your application

Apply for Admissions:

If you’ve previously attended Great Falls College MSU – welcome back!

If your previous attendance was within the past five years, and you were a degree-seeking student – all you have to do is apply.

If you are a new college student, or transferring from another college and are seeking a degree at GFC MSU, here’s what we need from you:

  • Application and $30 application fee
  • Proof of high school completion or equivalency completion
  • Proof of 2 MMR immunizations
  • Placement test scores (ACT, SAT, or Compass Test) or official college transcripts showing completion of math and writing courses.
    Test scores are valid for three years after test date. College credits are valid for 15 years from completion date.

Click here to Apply Online

Submit the required documents

1. Furnish High School and College Transcripts:

Applicants to any program must submit copies of high school transcripts, high school diploma, or high school equivalency scores to Admissions. These records must be final and include the completion/graduation date. High schools must be accredited by the appropriate state office of public instruction.

In order to receive transfer credit, official college transcripts must be sent directly to the College from each regionally accredited college or university attended. College transcripts submitted from other institutions cannot be released or duplicated, as they remain the property of the institution.

2. Furnish Immunization Records:

In order to be in compliance with Administrative Rules of Montana, updated June 2007, students born after January 1, 1957, taking seven (7) or more credits OR enrolled in a certificate/degree/transfer program must submit proof of TWO vaccinations against measles (rubeola) AND TWO against rubella (German measles).

Immunizations must have been after 12 months of age, the second no earlier than 28 days after administration of the first dose. No measles vaccination given before 1967 is valid and no rubella vaccination given before 1969 is valid.

Immunizations must be documented by a physician, registered nurse, or school official; or submit blood draw (Titer test) results proving immunity for BOTH measles and rubella ; or submit documentation of having contracted measles and rubella. Documentation by a physician is required including dates of illness; or documentation of a file for a medical or religious exemption; or show proof of age, if born prior to January 1, 1957.

Such evidence must be submitted before students will be permitted to register for courses. For more information about the Administrative Rules of Montana regarding immunizations, visit the link below:


Administrative Rules of Montana requirements for unconditional attendance at a post-secondary school


3. Complete Placement Assessment:
All applicants will be required to complete placement testing or submit college transfer work in math and writing prior to enrolling in their first semester of classes. Students may take the COMPASS placement test or submit their American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Test scores are only valid at Great Falls College MSU for three years.

The COMPASS is a standardized test that measures an applicant’s proficiency in writing, reading and mathematics. The results are used to determine placement in courses. Special arrangements can be made for those applicants who have a documented permanent or temporary disability. There is a fee for the COMPASS test and arrangements for taking the COMPASS test can be made through the GFC MSU Testing Center.

Students may choose to have their ACT or SAT scores sent to the College to determine placement. Please have scores sent to the Admissions Office directly from ACT or SAT. The College’s ACT code is 2432, and the SAT code is 4482. The addresses and telephone numbers for ACT and SAT are:


ACT Records
P.O. Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451
319-337-1313 www.act.org

SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541
866-756-7346 www.collegeboard.com

For persons wishing to attend a postsecondary institution other than Great Falls College MSU, the GFC MSU Testing Center will provide monitoring for placement assessments. Individuals must arrange for the assessment materials to be sent to the college of their choice. Contact the Testing Center for further details at etesting@gfcmsu.edu or 406-268-3711

Complete your class registration
All new, transfer, or readmitted degree seeking students will be required to review registration materials prior to meeting with their academic advisor to register for classes.

Once all Admission Requirements have been fulfilled, an email will be sent, with a link to the “Final Steps” webpage. On this webpage are videos that must be reviewed. Following the videos, applicants must submit a quiz. Once the videos and quiz are completed, Admissions will call the applicant to set up a one-on-one meeting with the applicant and advisor.

Advising appointments are scheduled for one half-hour, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am – 5pm, and can be done over the phone.

Attend Essential Start (Orientation)
All students new to GFC MSU will be required to attend an Essential Start class prior to the start of the semester. During this class, information on the following will be covered:

  • College success and preparation
  • Login and password setup with IT Services
  • D2L Brightspace training
  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Wellness instruction
Start Classes

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