This Page Provides Important Next Steps - Please Read the Entire Page!

Before you can register, you will need to accept the offerthrough the admissions portalIf you have already accepted your offer, the Graduate School will process your request within to 5 days, then email you a link back to this page.

Need assistance with your online registration?  
Please go to: Montana State University- Online.

1. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER for classes UNTIL you clear all holds:

  • ALL STUDENTS will have an Immunization & Tuberculosis Hold  which will prevent registration. If you are in a 100% online program or taking only online courses and not physically coming to campus, this hold should be automatically moved.  However, if you notice the hold has not been removed, please contact Student Health Services at (406) 994-2311 or email at: [email protected]

  • You MAY have a hold if you were admitted with a Conditional Admission (as noted on your decision letter). If so, it may mean that you are missing certain official documents that may inhibit your ability to register, such as missing offiical transcripts with a conferred degree appearing on the transcript or officially required test scores. 

2. Before you get started on Registering, take a look at the following links:

  • Please check the Registration Timetable link for dates towhen graduate students can register (Typically, late October for Spring registration and late March for Summer and Fall)

NOTE: If you are not allowed to register for a course due to prerequisites, please contact the department offering the course. The department will need to determine if you met the prerequisites and then can assist with your registration. 

3. Steps to Registering as a Graduate Student:

We want to make registration at MSU a simple process. Step-by-step instructions for our online registration system are provided below; please read and follow each step. If you are unsure the courses you should take, please consult with your department or your advisor.

  1. Go to and click on “My Info.” If you do not see "MyInfo" along the top bar- to the right of the MSU logo, select the "students" option in the upper left side of your screen.
  2. Click on “Log into MyInfo.”
  3. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS at the top of the MyInfo page! 
  4. Once logged in, select the "Student Services Tab"
    1. Click on “Registration.”
    2. Click on "Select Term" and verify that your term of admission is selected; then click "Submit."
    3. Click on “Add/Drop Classes.”
    4. Click on “Select Term” and select appropriate term.
    5. Enter your Alternate Pin Number: 423185; do not be confused with the number you used when you logged into MyInfo. This number is used for first time registration ONLY, as  it will change every semester.  If you have been admitted for a certificate/degree program, you will need to work with your advisor to secure your Alternate Pin for any future terms. If you are a Non-Degree seeking online student or a National Teacher Enhancement student, you will not need to use the pin provided above.
    6. Find your course(s) by clicking on “Class Search” and add the course(s) to your class schedule by entering the 5-digit Course Registration Number (CRN).
    7. Recheck your registration for accuracy by clicking on “Student Detail Schedule.”

4. Need assistance with your online registration, bill and more?  Please go to: Montana State University- Online.

Below are some direct links to the top asked online questions:

5. Training & Orientation: 

As a new graduate student to MSU, you will be registered for the new graduate student training and orientation, typically about 1 month before the start of term. You will see the course appear in your Brightspace platform. This training covers topics such as: FERPA, Residency, Title IX, Office of Research Compliance & Ethical Conduct, Disability Services, Veteran Services, and other important information necessary for all new graduate students.

There are three parts to the training, a welcome from our dean, the above section, and a third directed to new Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). If you are not a GTA or a GRA, you can disregard this portion. We encourage all new GTA's to review the material, as it covers topics such as Teaching on D2L, Using Technology in the Classroom, Effective Teaching Styles, The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a GTA.

6. Required Prevention Education Courses

The Commissioner of Higher Education has mandated all new, incoming students to Montana State University (regardless of age) are required to complete an authorized program in alcohol education, sexual assault awareness and prevention, and financial literacy. You will receive an email prompting you to log in and complete this requirement when the courses are open to you.  Participation in this program is not an elective; if the modules are not completed in the time allotted, a hold will be placed on your ability to register for the following term. Please see this link for information on how you complete this module, dates and deadlines.  If you have any questions on the programming that we offer, please feel free to contact the MSU Prevention Staff at: [email protected].

7. NetID & Email Address:

Please follow the following links where you can acquire your MSU Net ID or MSU email addressYou will need both as an active graduate student (i.e., someone who is enrolled) at MSU.  

8. Do you want to defer your start term?

This request must be made in writing to your contact located on this link.   If approved, a deferral can be for up to one (1) year or two (2) terms, not including summer term.

Note: Some departments will not allow a newly admitted student to defer their starting term.



If you are in a certificate, masters or doctoral online program, please look at this link to learn more on steps to completing a degree.

Link to MSU's Graduate School Policy and Procedures

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