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Whether you are a new student, prospective student, or current student, find resources below on how to be successful at MSU.     






Arranging a Campus Visit

Arrange a campus visit with Admissions using this link. 

Native Youth Preview Day is an exciting opportunity for Native students to visit campus and get an in-depth preview of life as a Montana State Bobcat! Prospective students will be able to explore MSU academics, extra-curricular activities, Native American student support services, talk with current students and much more.

Transferring to MSU Undergraduate Programs

Learn more about transferring to MSU Undergraduate Programs here. 

Transferring into the Graduate School

First, contact the degree program into which you would like to transfer to identify the courses for which you can receive credit.

For initial contact: Barbara Komlos, email: [email protected], tel. 406-994-4206.

Scholarships & Paying for College

Visit our page to learn more about scholarships and paying for college.

The Office of Financial Aid Services also has some information resources to help pay for college.

Transferring from a Montana Tribal College

Tribal College Transfer Preview Day provides Native transfer students who are currently or have attended a Montana Tribal College with a fully funded trip to the MSU campus to learn about the transfer process, support programs, academic options, and much more. Food, lodging, transportation (carpooling required) are covered by the program. Space is limited, students must apply in order to be considered for the funding.

Bridging Tribal Colleges to MSU (BRIDGES): The program's objective is to build a seamless educational experience between the five reservation-based colleges and Montana State University.

Scholarships & Paying for College

Visit our page to learn more about scholarships and paying for college.

The Office of Financial Aid Services also has some information resources to help pay for college.

Directory of Native American Student Programs & Resources

Visit our Directory of Native American Resources

Academic/Department Resources

Caring for Our Own Program: Based out of the College of Nursing, this program is designed to increase enrollment and graduation of Native American nurses.

Designing Our Community (DOC): For Native American students in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the northern Rockies and the northern Great Plains regions; to be a successful partner with Native American communities in developing the future workforce.

Diversity Awareness Office: To expose all students to diversity issues in the form of cultural events and workshops, and provide a venue for you to have a voice in creating fun and exciting opportunities

Engineering Minority Program (EMPower) is for those students interested in majoring in one of the ten degrees offered through the College of Engineering. The EMPower Student Center is located in the "heart" of the engineering complex in the College of Engineering, Roberts Hall 313.

Family & Graduate Housing: Family & Graduate Housing serves the students of Montana State University by providing affordable housing options in an environment that is conducive to the academic and social success of student families, and qualifying single tenants. Students considering Family and Graduate Housing should submit their application 8-12 months in advance of their move-in date. Application deposit is required.

Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP): MAP is a structured, six-week, hands on summer research experience for both students and teachers under the direction of active science research mentors at Montana State University-Bozeman. The goal of the MAP is to increase the number of Native American and disadvantaged high school students who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math career fields.

Native American Studies: Home to the American Indian Council, the NAS department offers a minor is Native American Studies and a Master's in Native American Studies, in addition to scholarships and tutoring services.

Office of Student Success: The Office of Student Success is designed specifically with you (and your goal to graduate from MSU) in mind. From free tutoring, to evening study sessions before your big mid-term exams (with your favorite pizza pie), to earning points through our ChampChange program, to meeting with Student Success Advisors who can help you with your short term and career goals, we are here with your success in mind.