• What is MyInfo? How do I get to MyInfo?
    • An online portal in which students can find information about their progress and status at MSU.
    • To get to MyInfo, you will go to the Montana State University webpage (https://montana.edu) select the “Students” tab, and then select MyInfo in the top bar.
  • What is a Generated Identification Number (GID), or student ID? How do I find my MSU ID, or GID?
    • Your student ID number. Randomly generated eight-digit number assigned to each student upon their admission to MSU (-xxxxxxxx)
    • This number can be found on the side, yellow bar of your Cat Card of on your acceptance letter.
  • What is a NET ID? How do I find my NET ID?
  • How do I set my password/reset my password?
  • What is DegreeWorks? How do I check DegreeWorks?
  • What is Brightspace by D2L?
    • The majority of MSU courses will have an online component that students have access to through Brightspace. Login to access online content, take quizzes, upload homework, and engage in discussions using the online platform. 
    • More information can be found at https://montana.edu/ecat/help
  • How do I look at schedule of classes online?
  • What is a Course Registration Number (CRN)?
    • Unique five-digit number that is assigned for each class at MSU. 
  • What is Box? How do I use/get access to Box?
  • What is CatCourse? How do I register via CatCourse?
  • What is Academic Advising? 
    • A one-on-one advising relationship in which students are guided in decisions they will need to make through their college career. Strongly encouraged one appointment per semester, academic advising can guide students through the goal-setting and decision-making process. All students are assigned an advisor in their home department. 
  • How do I make an appointment?
    • https://www.montana.edu/scheduler/login/student/?fac=218
    • Follow URL, select “Students” option, log in using your NET ID and password, search for whoever you want to make an appointment with, press the “Make an Appointment” button next to their name. Select a day that they have an opening and that also works for you and press on it. Then choose an available time and answer the given questions. Click “Schedule Appointment”.
  • How do I check DegreeWorks?
  • What are holds? 
    • Holds may be placed on your record preventing you from registering for courses, ordering transcripts, or other activities. You may check for holds in the "Student Services" section of MyInfo.
  • How do I view my Student Accounts bill?
  • What does the Add/Drop process look like?
    • During your time at MSU, you will likely need to add or drop a class. The Registration Handbooks and the Registrar's Office website are the tools you will need in order to know when you can add or drop with or without a grade.
    • Add/Drop schedules and Deadlines (last day to add/last day to drop, etc.) are published each semester on the Registrar's Office website: https://montana.edu/registrar 
    • Here is the direct online access to the add/drop form: https://montana.edu/registrar/documents/pdfs/Add_drop_form.pdf
    • The Add/Drop form is MSU's form in which students may add or drop a course they are enrolled in. This form requires instructor and advisor signatures. Turn this form into the Registrar's Office.
    • A student may add a class online using MyInfo within five class days of the semester's start. A student may add a class with an Add/Drop Form within 10 days of the semester's start. A student may drop a class using MyInfo within 10 class days of the semester's start. A student may drop a class with an Add/Drop Form within 15 days of the semester's start.
  • What is a Withdrawal ("W")?
    • A student can withdraw from just one of their classes after the last add/drop day through the Registrar's Office using the Add/Drop Form. A "W" will appear on their academic transcript.
  • What is the Office of Financial Aid?
    • This office is here to assist and guide students with the funding of their educational experience with services ranging from help with FAFSA to how student aid is awarded. Located in SUB 183.
  • What is the Allen-Yarnell Center for Student Success (AYCSS)?
    • Launched in 2011, it is comprised of the Office of Student Success, Career, Internship, & Student Employment Services and the Office of Financial Education. The over-arching goal of the Center is to advance student retention and graduation outcomes by providing access, resources, solutions, and expertise to promote student success through career maturity, learning support, engagement and financial acumen. Located in SUB 177. 
  • What is my student email?
    • Students receive an MSU email account while enrolled at Montana State. Students are required to check email at least twice per week in order to receive and not risk missing official University communications (like financial aid, registration, advisor information, etc.). More information at https://montana.edu/email/about.html 
  • How do I send a good email?