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As an open admission institution, Great Falls College MSU will attempt to admit all persons who complete admission requirements. The College reserves the right to deny or conditionally admit, readmit, or cancel the enrollment of any individual who, in the judgment of the College, presents an unreasonable risk to the safety and welfare of the College community, or who has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Applicants/current students may be asked to complete either a Safety and Security Questionnaire or an Admissions Academic Appeal form before an admission decision is made or changed.

Notification of an admission decision will be mailed to the applicant.

Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a specific program. In the case of programs with limited enrollment, acceptance of individuals will be based on the criteria described in the program’s applicant packet and/or timely completion of the admission requirements for each program. Students should check with their advisor or program director for program-specific admission requirements.

Admission decisions may be appealed, in writing, to the Executive Director of Student Services.

Students who choose to apply for financial aid may be required to provide additional documentation.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, gender, disability, or disadvantage in accordance with the following guidelines:

Degree Seeking

A degree seeking applicant is one who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and will enroll in a specific program to earn a certificate or degree.

Non-Degree Seeking

A non-degree seeking applicant is one who will not enroll in a specific program to earn a certificate or degree. If status changes at a future date to degree seeking, additional admission requirements will have to be met. Non-degree seeking applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

Full-Time Student

A full time student is one who is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per term. Students who do not meet the criterion for full-time classification are part-time students.

Program Requirements

Great Falls College MSU has several programs that are limited enrollment programs, accepting a limited number of students each year. Interested students are urged to contact the specific program directors as well as the Admissions Office for information specific to admission requirements and criteria for program acceptance. This process is separate from the general Application for Admission submitted to the Admissions Office.

Program directors may deny admission to a specific program based upon individual program admission criteria. In addition, program directors may dismiss a student from a specific program and withdraw that student from applicable courses in the case of student misconduct as defined by the program and/or standards outlined in the program handbook.

Some licensing or certification boards have varied restrictions, which may affect persons with a history of felony conviction. The College assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure or certification by such boards. Prospective students are responsible for contacting the appropriate boards concerning any questions regarding their eligibility for licensure or certification.