Orientation for Transfer Students

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We are very excited for you to join us for the continuation of your college career! Orientation is your introduction to academic and non-academic life at Montana State University. Transfer students will have two options for completing an Orientation. The first option is for you to complete an individual orientation. The second option will be to attend a formal transfer orientation just prior to classes starting.

Students accepted for admission to MSU will receive Orientation materials, which will outline the details for both options, at the following times:

  • Students admitted for Fall Semester-after March 1st
  • Students admitted for Spring Semester-after November 1st
  • Students admitted for Summer Session-after March 1st

Learn more:

Visit the Office of Admissions website for more information on transferring to MSU.

 

Fall Semester Registration Information (Go to Spring Schedule)

Transfer students can register for courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1:

The first way to complete the orientation process is by visiting campus and completing the Transfer Student Checklist (included in the Orientation information we mailed you) on your own. This option requires you to spend one weekday on campus between mid-April and mid-August. You cannot complete this option over the phone. You MUST come to campus. To register for this option, please mark "Option 1" online through the Undergraduate admissions checklist. Then, complete each step on the checklist in the order listed. In order for your Orientation to be considered complete, you are responsible for each item on the checklist.

Option 2:

The second way to complete the Orientation process is to attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program on Wednesday, August 19. To register for this option, please mark "Option 2" online through the Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. Detailed information will be emailed about this option to you upon receipt of your completed registration. Please review the Transfer Option 2 Checklist to ensure everything is completed by Orientation.

All new transfer students pay a one-time New Transfer Student Fee of $50. This fee is included on the fee statement of the first semester in which a student attends MSU.

Tentative Fall Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, August 19

8:00 - 9:00 am Transfer students check-in is outside the south entrance of the Strand Union Building.
8:00 - 8:30 am Campus Tours
Departing every 5 minutes.
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome to MSU and Program Overview
9:15 - 10:00 am Registration Meeting
10:00 am Assistant Dean Meetings
Following Asst. Dean Meeting Departmental Advisor Meeting

After meeting with your departmental advisor and attending your registration meeting, you will be able to complete your course registration on the Web.
2:00 - 2:30 pm Financial Aid and Fee Payment Information Session
2:30 - 4:00 pm Math Placement Survey
   
 

Spring Semester Registration Information (Go to Fall Schedule)

Transfer students can register for courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1:

Visit campus and complete the Transfer Student Checklist (included in the Orientation/Registration information that is mailed) on your own. This option requires you to spend one weekday on campus between Monday, November 17 and Friday, January 9 and meet with an advisor. You cannot complete this option over the phone. You MUST come to campus. In order for your orientation to be considered complete, you are responsible for each item on the checklist. This option has limited availability.

Option 2:

Attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program on Monday, January 12.

All new transfer students pay a one-time New Transfer Student Fee of $50. This fee is included on the fee statement of the first semester in which a student attends MSU.

Tentative Spring Orientation Schedule

Monday, January 12

8:00 – 8:45 am Check-in
8:10 – 8:20 am Campus Tours Depart every 5 minutes
9:00 am Welcome to MSU and Program Overview
9:30 am Registration Meeting
10:30 am Assistant Dean Meetings
Following Asst. Dean Meeting Departmental Advisor Meetings

After meeting with your departmental advisor, you will be able to complete your course registration on the WEB.
12:00 – 2:00 pm Math Placement Survey