A group of students walk across campus in fall.

Note: Montana Universtiy System Residency Policy is established by the Board of Regents.  Individuals are encouraged to read the full policy (Montana Residency Policy).  For specific processes, deadlines, forms and guidance please review the information below. 

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Board of Regents  

Board of Regents 

The full residency policy as set by the Montana Univeristy System Board of Regents.   

Incoming Undergraduates 

Office of Admissions 

Incoming freshman and transfer students who have not attended Montana State University-Bozeman.* Transfers from Gallatin College to MSU go through Admissions. 



Current Undergraduates (for reclassification) 

Registrar's Office 

Current students and returning students who have attendedgothrough the Registrar Office. 


Graduate Students (Incoming and Current)

Graduate School 

Incoming and current Graduate Students petition through the Graduate School.