Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission! You are on your way to becoming a Northern Light!

Now that you've been admitted, this website is created for you to help you prepare for your first semester at Montana State University Northern. Follow the next steps below to make sure you're ready to attend in the fall!


Next Steps

Step 1. Commit to MSUN

To accept your offer of admission, you must complete the Intent to Register form by clicking the button below. After you sign in to your Self Service Account, find the day you wish to attend our Summer Orientation Advising and Registration, and then click the Register button to fill out the form.

Step 2. Seek Financial Aid

Be sure to submit your FAFSA, and enter our school code #002533 in the school release section of the application. Please contact our Financial Aid staff with any questions about funding!

Step 3. Attend a SOAR

SOAR is our Summer Orientation Advising and Registration event, register by clicking the button above. Each student should pick one date that they wish to attend. At the SOAR, students will meet with an advisor to cover the following topics to be ready for the upcoming year:

Plan your course schedule based on your major
Complete your admissions checklist
Meet with a financial aid advisor about financial aid
Learn how to work through our student portal online
Go on a personalized campus tour

Step 4. Apply for Housing

At MSUN, we require all freshmen to live on-campus in our residence halls to get the most out of their first-year experience. Check out our Residence Life website to learn more about our residence halls and fill out a Housing Application.

Step 5. Register for Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is packed with events to introduce you to the great experiences our students have at Northern in the classroom and on our campus. It's designed to prepare you for success in your first year of collegiate courses. Welcome Weekend is mandatory for all first year and transfer students, so click the button below to register!

 Step 6. Stay Tuned

Continue to check your mail and email (the one you listed on your application) for updates, announcements and reminders! Make sure you follow us on social media as well to stay updated and see what's happening around campus!


Important Dates 

Mark your calendar!

Now: Keep an eye out for your scholarship and financial aid package

May 15, June 12, July 17,
or Aug 28: Attend your SOAR

Aug 1: Verify your housing arrangements

Aug 10: Order your textbooks

Aug 28: Move-in to your new home on campus

Aug 28-30: Attend Welcome Weekend

Aug 31: Fall semester classes start 


Discover more about your area of study 

Click on the colleges below to explore.

College of Technical Sciences College of Health Sciences College of Arts, Sciences and Education