Welcome, Counselors!

All of us in the Admissions Office at Montana Technological University are grateful for the assistance high school counselors and educators provide students who want to be future Orediggers. High school counselors are often asked to provide guidance to students about college, financial aid, the admission process, scholarships and making a college decision. The resources below will help your students on their journey.

Incoming Student Resources

You'll find the application, requirements, and other information pertaining to incoming freshmen on this page. Our Admissions Counselors are ready to assist if you have questions as well.

Aid & Scholarships

90% of Montana Tech undergraduate students receive scholarships or grants. Our financial aid counselors are here to help students get through college with as few loans as possible.


All first-year students must live on campus unless they file a housing exemption to permit off-campus living. Students living within a 30-mile radius of campus do not have to file an exemption.

Important Information

Fall Admission Deadline: August 17th

Spring Deadline: December 30th

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: December 1st

FAFSA Code: 002531

Scholarship Priority Deadline: December 15th

Housing Deadline: Assigned first-come, first-served. Apply early!

Registration Priority Deadline: July 1st

Enrollment Deadline: 1st day of class

Fall Orientation: August 2023

The student's application for admission, housing application, and the Montana Tech scholarship application are all accessed through the Personal URL, or PURL. A student's PURL will be the primary source for enrollment information, event registration, and other related resources. If a student doesn't have their PURL address, just visit http://iam.mtech.edu/ and type your email address into the email field. The system will then redirect you to your PURL. If an admissions item on a student's checklist needs to be turned in, please do not submit another application, simply get in touch with our Admissions team by emailing admissions@mtech.edu.
Visit Us!

Groups can visit us during the school year or for career exploration events like Tech Days or Trades and Technology Days. Individual students can sign up and meet with faculty in your field of study, as well as veteran, disability, transcript evaluation, etc. All of these services can also be arranged via Zoom.

AP/CLEP/IB credit

Are you curious how AP/CLEP/IB Credit might transfer? We perform transfer credit evaluations by request, but we also have a list available.

Dual Enrollment

Learn how your students can earn college credit while in high school. This is a popular program for students who want to get a jumpstart on college.

Virtual Tour!

Gas and plane tickets are expensive. If you want to explore our labs, classrooms, dining and housing, without coming to campus, we've got you covered.

Explore Montana Tech
See why students choose Montana Tech to get an outstanding STEM education.
Admissions Team

We're here to help. We will guide you on your campus visit, through the application process, right up until you take your first class.


Do you have a student interested in being an Oredigger athlete? They will want to get in touch with the athletics department.

Cost Calculator

Put information in our Cost of Attendance Calculator and get an estimate of total costs and scholarship eligibility.


Montana Tech and Highlands College are home to a number of certificate, 2-year, and 4-year programs, some of which are one-of-a-kind in the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where should transcripts be sent? 

A: Transcripts are only considered 'official' when all grades and a graduation date have been posted, and the document is sent to Montana Tech via secure delivery service like Parchment, an email from a counselor, or in a signed, sealed envelope. Students will need an unofficial copy of their transcript sent when they apply. An official copy will need to be sent after high school graduation. 

Email: admissions@mtech.edu

Address: Admissions, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT 59701

Q: Do students need to take the SAT or ACT? 

A: Montana Tech is test-optional, and there are other ways to gain admittance. However, SAT and ACT scores are used to calculate scholarship eligibility, and to determine math and writing placement. Students do not have to take the SAT or ACT, but these scores are very helpful for students to have. 

Q: How do students see their admission status, apply for housing, and apply for internal scholarships? 

A: The student's Personal URL (PURL) will be their primary source for enrollment information, event registration, and other related resources.  If you don't have your PURL address, just visit http://iam.mtech.edu/ and type your email address into the email field. The system will then redirect the student to their PURL. 

Q: What vaccination records are required and where can they be sent? 

A: All domestic freshmen must have proof of 2 measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations (or proof of immunity or religious/medical exemption). Records can be sent via email to admissions@mtech.edu or via fax to 406-496-4707. 

Q: I've submitted my application already, but I need to update it. What should I do? 

A: Please do not submit another application. Submit updated materials by please emailing the Admissions Office at admissions@mtech.edu

Explore Butte

Montana Tech is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, along the Continental Divide. Fish the famous Big Hole River, just 30 minutes from campus. Discovery Ski area is located one hour away, with plenty of cross country options minutes from campus.

Connect with Us.

We will answer your questions and help you get started.

Admissions Office
(406) 496-4791