International Students

International Students at Carroll College

Students who come to Carroll from around the world help create the special community here that sets us apart. We value international students for the rich diversity of backgrounds they bring, and the experience we deliver to all of our students is better because of it.

We currently have students from 18 countries at Carroll, who are enjoying all of the distinctive strengths our learning experience offers, and sharing moments that will shape them for the rest of their lives.

An Excellent Reputation
We are consistently ranked the #1 Regional College in the West by U.S. News & World Report, which means we provide a level of academic quality that no other regional college in the West can match. We offer more than 40 academic programs from which to choose, which are supported by modern facilities and technology, and excellent professors who know each of their students and serve as their mentors.

map.gifA Beautiful Location
Our location in Helena, Montana, has a population of about 60,000, is home to the State Capitol, and is in the northwest region of the U.S. Our campus is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains as well as national parks, rivers, trails, lakes, and boundless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, camping, rafting, and virtually any other outdoor activity you can imagine. Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park are just a few hours away from campus, and Helena is home to a vibrant arts community and provides easy access to downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment.

A Supportive Community
The students, professors, and staff here at Carroll form a very supportive and welcoming community. With an enrollment of just under 1,500 students, we provide the kind of close, personal college experience that larger schools simply cannot offer. We’re a diocesan Catholic institution that welcomes students from all faiths, and we are committed to serving others through volunteering, service learning, humanitarian outreach programs, and activities in the local community, throughout the region, across the U.S., and around the world. And our relationship with the Helena community is amazing—as a student at Carroll, you’ll be truly valued.

A Proven History
Carroll has a legacy of producing highly successful graduates who are sought after by top employers and elite graduate schools every year.  Students in our pre-medicine program are consistently accepted into medical school at a rate of 85 percent—far higher than the national average of less than 50 percent. In recent years 100 percent of our chemistry graduates have been accepted into graduate school, and 100 percent of our computer science graduates have been offered impressive positions in their field. And our students have recently been accepted into graduate programs at Boston University, MIT, Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine, Columibia University, Gonzaga University School of Law, Mayo Medical School/Mayo Clinic, and Northwestern University.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application 
  2. Demonstrate English Language Proficiency by providing official score reports from one of the following: TOEFL 550/213/80, ITEP of 4.5, IELTS of 6.5 or EIKEN grade 1 or successful completion of ELS Level 112 or Columbia West College ESL Level VI or the New England School of English Level 10 or successful completion of Selnate International School's ESL program
  3. Submit official transcripts of all secondary school work for new,  first year students or from all previous college/universities attended for transfer students. Please submit via InCRED and request certified copies.  InCred Evaluations allows students to submit their records electronically to help expedite the review process. Records need to be in PDF or MS Word formats and should be uploaded upon registering with InCred. In some cases, additional information or records may be requested in a manner other than electronic form. In that case, students should follow the instructions outlined by the reviewer.   A Basic Evaluation is for students who need only their high school records evaluated. A Course-By-Course Evaluation is for any student who has attended university/post-secondary schooling or for students who wish to earn university-level credit for work done while in high school.
  4. Demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) for first year students and 2.5 for transfer students
  5. OPTIONAL (except for student athletes)—submit official SAT/ACT score reports (for students who do not need to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score, but who would like to be considered for Carroll merit scholarships.) Carroll’s school code is 4041. Student athletes must submit official SAT/ACT scores regardless of academic merit levels.
  6. Submit your financial documentation for F1 and J1 visa applicants only

Advanced standing for first year students:  International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement  (AP) Policy

Contact Us
If you have any questions please contact International Student Admission at +1-406-447-4384 or email