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Students admitted for Fall

Students admitted for Spring

Students admitted for Summer



Students Admitted for Fall FAQ's

Starting in mid-January, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. Follow our step-by-step guide to finding your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist and registering for Orientation here.

Yes. All incoming students need to complete an Orientation in order to register for classes.

Classes are gradually released throughout the summer so that all incoming freshman have a comparable selection of classes to choose from. All students will be able to register for a full schedule of classes regardless of which Orientation they choose to participate in. However, students attending the August session may be more limited on time selections.

The $75 Orientation Program Fee for the June and July sessions includes priority registration and additional mailings, as well as covers the transition to online programming including information on academic course curriculum, MSU’s course registration systems, student support services, confirming one’s bill, connecting with an Academic Advisor, fall semester class registration and more.

If you have already registered and paid the $175 Meals and Lodging Fee, a refund of $100 will be processed.


The first and second Orientation/Class Registration sessions have concluded.

The third Orientation/Class Registration session is full, but if you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email with your full name and Student ID number.

If you would like to switch into the fourth (last) Orientation/Class Registration session, please email with your full name and Student ID number.

No. We will automatically switch your registration to the corresponding online session.

Yes! Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Orientations will appear as an option for students that have self-identified with either group on their application.

The Parent/Family Orientation Program has been moved online as well. We will provide resources that will cover information on your student’s academic course curriculum, student support services, confirming one’s bill, contact information and more that can be viewed at the conclusion of your student's Orientation/Class Registration session. These online resources no longer require a fee.
Yes. If you have already registered and paid the $50 Program Fee, a refund of $50 will be processed.
Up to two parents and/or family members can provide their contact information on their student's Orientation registration form at the time that the student registers. If your student has previously registered for Orientation and you do not already receive emails from MSU, please email with your student's first and last name, either their birthday or Student ID, your first and last name, and your preferred email.

If you had already registered for additional housing on campus this summer, please contact the Conference & Event Services Summer Housing Office at

Classes for Fall 2020 will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Montana State University looks forward to resuming normal operations as soon as fall semester.  We are working diligently to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality.

Montana State University is committed to deliver world class educational experiences in the largest university in Montana and in one of the most beautiful places on earth.



Students Admitted for Spring FAQ's

Starting in early November, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. To get there, go to, click on "Log into MyInfo," log-in using your NetID and password, then click on "Undergraduate Admissions Checklist" and scroll down to the Orientation/Registration section.

Yes. In order to register for spring semester courses, you must complete an Orientation.

Yes. Each part of Orientation is crucial and you must attend the entire program in order to register for classes.  



Students Admitted for Summer Session FAQ's

Summer course offerings can be found online at (click on Schedule of Classes and select 2020 Summer Session) or in the Summer Bulletin. To obtain a Summer Bulletin, please contact the Office of Summer Session at (406) 994-7136, 212 Montana Hall, Bozeman, MT, 59717, via email at or visit the summer session website at

To register for summer courses, contact the Academic Advising Center at 406-994-3532 to discuss advising and registration. Registration for Summer 2020 will begin in late April.

Incoming freshmen need to register for and attend a formal Orientation. Incoming transfer and non-degree seeking students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for fall semester classes. Additional details on how to register for fall semester will be emailed to you.



Questions? We're here to help.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our staff at, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.