Office of the Registrar

Registrar's Office

Office Hours

8am to 5pm Monday through Friday


101 Montana Hall (campus map)

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Add Courses Friday, September 4, 2015

    Today is the last day to add courses with instructor and advisor signatures. After this date, Adds are permitted for extraordinary reason only, requests for auditing courses will not be...

  • Registration Deadline: Drop Courses Friday, September 4, 2015

    Last day to drop courses using 'My Info.' After this day, students must submit an Add/Drop form with the instructor and advisor signatures; last day to drop courses is Monday, September...

  • Registration Deadline: Drop Courses (Withdraw) Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Today is the last day to drop a class. Dropped courses are graded 'W'; Drop Form with instructor and advisor signatures required.

General Information

The Office of the Registrar at Montana State University is the official custodian of unabridged student academic records past, present and future. The Registrar's staff plans and conducts student-registration, maintains and updates academic records, interprets and applies academic policies, certifies eligibility for baccalaureate degrees, determines resident fee classification for tuition purposes, schedules all academic classes and classroom facilities, maintains processes and provides information in support of academic grading and advising, verifies enrollment and degrees awarded, plans and directs the commencement ceremony, and determines eligibility for student participation in athletics, extracurricular and honor society activities, as required.


The Office of the Registrar values and reinforces the land grant mission of Montana State University, Bozeman, by empowering students to achieve their educational goals. This office subscribes to the highest ethical principles of our profession, maintains the accuracy, integrity, and security of all academic student records, and ensures full compliance with all related federal, state, and university regulations. Service is provided through open, collaborative, and accurate communication, respect for diversity, innovative improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, and an active commitment to an environment of collegiality, professionalism, and inclusiveness.

Core Values

Respect: Value respect for diversity in all its dimensions. Respect and civility foster collaboration and open communication, which in turn create productive local, regional, and global communities. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar demonstrate respect for the importance of accurate data and for all people including self.
Integrity: Value and honesty and professionalism in all work. Each individual is personally accountable for his/her work and behavior. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar recognize the importance of consistency between policy, practice, and accurate information sharing.
Student Success: Value all students and believe in creating an environment in which they can be successful and reach their full potential. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar value processes that enable students to achieve independence and their educational goals/credentials.
Excellence: Believe in pursuing the highest quality attainable in all endeavors. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar believe in seeking feedback to enable continuous improvement, exceeding expectations, and closing the loop (following through).