Office of the Registrar
Who We Are
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.
Our Core Values
We 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.
We value 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.
We 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.
We 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).