Frequently Asked Questions
In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, MSU has decided to cancel our in-person summer sessions and transition to an online Orientation/Class registration program this year. At this time, students are still encouraged to sign up for the Orientation/Class Registration session that works best for them to register for their fall semester courses and secure their spot at MSU. From there, we will follow up with them with any and all information pertaining to next steps towards enrolling in fall semester courses. To stay up-to-date on our virtual campus visit programs, and how our office is responding, please visit our virtual visit information page.
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Starting in mid-January, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. Follow our step-by-step guide to finding your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist and registering for Orientation here.
Yes. All incoming students need to complete an Orientation in order to register for classes.
Classes are gradually released throughout the summer so that all incoming freshman have a comparable selection of classes to choose from. All students will be able to register for a full schedule of classes regardless of which Orientation they choose to participate in. However, students attending the August session may be more limited on time selections.
The $75 Orientation Program Fee for the June and July sessions includes priority registration and additional mailings, as well as covers the transition to online programming including information on academic course curriculum, MSU’s course registration systems, student support services, confirming one’s bill, connecting with an Academic Advisor, fall semester class registration and more.
If you have already registered and paid the $175 Meals and Lodging Fee, a refund of $100 will be processed.
The first and second Orientation/Class Registration sessions have concluded.
The third Orientation/Class Registration session is full, but if you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and Student ID number.
If you would like to switch into the fourth (last) Orientation/Class Registration session, please email email@example.com with your full name and Student ID number.
No. We will automatically switch your registration to the corresponding online session.
Yes! Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Orientations will appear as an option for students that have self-identified with either group on their application.
If you had already registered for additional housing on campus this summer, please contact the Conference & Event Services Summer Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana State University looks forward to resuming normal operations as soon as fall semester. We are working diligently to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality.
Montana State University is committed to deliver world class educational experiences in the largest university in Montana and in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Starting in early November, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. To get there, go to www.montana.edu/myinfo, click on "Log into MyInfo," log-in using your NetID and password, then click on "Undergraduate Admissions Checklist" and scroll down to the Orientation/Registration section.
Yes. In order to register for spring semester courses, you must complete an Orientation.
Summer course offerings can be found online at www.montana.edu/myinfo (click on Schedule of Classes and select 2020 Summer Session) or in the Summer Bulletin. To obtain a Summer Bulletin, please contact the Office of Summer Session at (406) 994-7136, 212 Montana Hall, Bozeman, MT, 59717, via email at email@example.com or visit the summer session website at www.montana.edu/summer.
To register for summer courses, contact the Academic Advising Center at 406-994-3532 to discuss advising and registration. Registration for Summer 2020 will begin in late April.
Incoming freshmen need to register for and attend a formal Orientation. Incoming transfer and non-degree seeking students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for fall semester classes. Additional details on how to register for fall semester will be emailed to you.
Questions? We're here to help.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our
staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.