GEAR UP MSU

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Montana State University is honored to have received a GEAR UP grant from the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP continues to serve students in their first year of college, aiming to help you succeed academcially and become connected to the Bobcat community.

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Admissions

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The Office of Admissions provides information and programs to prospective students, coordinates visit opportunities, processes undergraduate applications and transfer credit evaluation, and new student orientation. 

Academic Advising

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Academic advising at MSU serves as a student's guide to encourage personal development and lifelong learning. Advisors share information about curricula, resources, and engagement opportunties.   

Orientation & Class Registration

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Orientation is required for all new, incoming students and is designed to provide academic advising, introduce students to their degree requirements, aid students in course registration, and prepare them to join the Bobcat family. 

Residence Life

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The Office of Residence Life operates under the philosophy that residence halls are much different than "dorms".  In the residence halls students will meet lifelong friends, and be in the center of campus life. 

American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success

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Resources and academic support services for Native Students includes advocacy, networking, academic advising, use of the support center's computers, printing, copying, phone, and more. 

Gallatin College

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Gallatin College MSU is Southwest Montana's two-year college, offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates.

TRiO Student Support Services

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The TRIO Student Support Services program at MSU is committed to increasing the rates of academic achievement, retention, and graduation among historically underrepresented students. 

Caring for Our Own Program     (CO-OP)

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The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP) is a supplemental student support program for Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing their nursing degree at MSU. 

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

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The AYCSS supports students through personalized advising, tutoring, and coaching.

What is the purpose of GEAR UP at MSU?

GEAR UP has three main objectives:

  1. To academically prepare students for college.
  2. To increase high school graduation levels and college enrollment.
  3. To increase parents' and students' knowledge of post-secondary options, including affordability. 

Going to college

Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background.  GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students' college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school.