The Office of Admissions provides all types of information about Montana State University to prospective students and their families. Through high school visits, campus tours, and special on-campus events, prospective freshmen and transfer students learn first-hand about an MSU education. Applications for admission are also provided through the Office of Admissions. For more information about Admission to MSU, visit the admission Web site at http://www.montana.edu/admissions.
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the MSU campus. The Office of Admissions offers individualized campus visits Monday through Friday. Campus visits enable prospective students to become acquainted with on-campus living options, academics, extracurricular activities, campus organizations, faculty, staff, and students. Guided campus tours, individualized appointments, and visits to classes are available on a daily basis.
Prior to visiting campus, students should review the catalog and other informative materials as preparation for meeting with university personnel. Visits should be scheduled two weeks in advance by calling the Office of Admissions(406-994-2452 or toll free: 888-MSU-CATS); this enables Admissions to schedule meetings to accommodate students' individual interests. For futher information on campus visits go to: http://www.montana.edu/admissions/visit_op.shtml
MSU Friday, held three times a year, gives prospective students and their families a chance to meet with faculty and students, explore academic facilities, tour the campus, and investigate possibilities and scholarships. It's a great time to explore MSU! For details see: http://www.montana.edu/admissions/msufriday.shtml
All new students are required to attend an Orientation/Registration Session. Summer Orientation Programs are offered to new freshmen and transfer students who enter in the fall semester. Additional programs for freshmen, transfers, internationals, and graduates are offered prior to each semester.
Orientation assists students in course selection and registration, and the location and use of campus facilities and services. It also highlights University academic assistance and special services as well as recreational and social programs.
Montana State University believes that Orientation assists all new students in their transition to MSU and increases their chances for academic success.
Upon acceptance to MSU, all students receive information about Orientation/Registration. All new freshman and transfer students pay a one-time New Student Fee. This fee is included on the fee statement of the first semester in which a student attends MSU. Contact the Orientation Office at 406-994-2827 or visit http://www.montana.edu/admissions/orientation for more information. International students should contact the Office of International Programs at 406-994-4031.