Montana Tech degrees pay off. Big time.

But, you already knew that or you wouldn't be here, right?

You're focused on your future, and so are we. From the hands-on experience you'll gain in our labs, to the outdoor adventures awaiting you in the mountains, you'll graduate prepared for success, and top employers know it.

No pressure, but they'll be waiting.

Aid & Scholarships

About 90% of Montana Tech undergraduate students receive scholarships or grants. In other words, our financial aid team works hard to help our students graduate with the lowest debt loads of any school in Montana.

Housing

Montana Tech has three residence halls to choose from, each with distinct character. All non-local first-year students are required to live in a residence hall for their first year at Montana Tech.

Request Information

We accept applications beginning the summer before your senior year. Not there yet? We can still answer your questions, and help you prepare to apply.

Programs

From nine different engineering disciplines, nursing, business, computer science, and more on our main campus to the hands-on trades and technology programs at Highlands College; there's a lot to think about and it's OK if you aren't sure what you want to major in yet! Explore the information on our program pages and it may help you narrow things down.

Ready to take the next step?

  1. Submit your completed Application for Admission.
  2. Request to have your official ACT or SAT scores sent to Montana Tech.
    • Test scores are optional for an admission decision. However, they are used to determine course placement and eligibility for some scholarships, so they are recommended.
    • Scores must be sent directly from the testing company using Montana Tech’s school code; ACT (2418) and SAT (4487).
  3. Request to have your final high school transcript sent to Montana Tech upon graduation.
    • Transcripts should come directly from your high school and must include your graduation date, final GPA, and an official signature. Transcripts are subject to verification.
    • If you completed a High School Equivalency Exam, official scores must be sent to Admissions when you apply.
  4. Request to have any college-level credit sent to Montana Tech. You can do an unofficial self-evaluation of transfer coursework online using Transferology — a free tool to give you personalized information on how your courses transfer to Montana Tech. For more information visit Transfer Credit Policies.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) scores must be sent directly from College Board.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) scores must be submitted with an official IB transcript.
    • Dual Enrollment credits must be submitted with an official transcript from the administering college or university.
First-Year Admission Requirements

First-Year Admission can be determined based on any of the following criteria:

  • Earn a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Rank in the top half of your high school’s graduating class
  • Earn a minimum ACT composite score of 22
  • Earn a minimum SAT total score of 1120

Prior to enrollment in classes, you must:

  • Submit records of two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination
  • Submit official test scores (ACT or SAT) and/or take a Montana Tech placement exam

Prior to the first day of classes we must receive:

  • Your final, official high school transcripts

The Montana University System requires that you complete the following college preparatory requirements:

  • Four years of English.
  • Three years of Mathematics, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. (Students are encouraged to take a math course during their senior year of high school).
  • Three years of Social Studies, including Global Studies (such as World History or World Geography), American History, Government, Economics, Indian History, or other third-year courses.
  • Two years of Laboratory Science, including one year of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • Two years of Elective Courses, including any combination of Computer Science, World Language, Visual and Performing Arts, or Vocational Education.

Proficiency can be determined based on any of the following criteria:

  • Earn a minimum ACT Math score of 22
  • Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 27.5
  • Earn a minimum score of 3 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam
  • Earn a score of 4 on the IB Calculus test

See our placement testing options if you do not have any of the above scores to report.

Proficiency can be determined based on any of the following criteria:

  • Earn a minimum ACT English Language Arts (ELA) score of 18
  • Earn a minimum ACT Writing score of 07
  • Earn a minimum SAT Writing and Language Test score of 25
  • Earn a minimum score of 3 on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Earn a minimum score of 4 on the IB Language A1 exam

See our placement testing options if you do not have any of the above scores to report.

Nontraditional students are students who are over age 21 and who graduated from high school three or more years ago. This group often includes students who completed the Montana HiSET or GED program as high school equivalency. 

Nontraditional students are required to provide the following items in order to be admitted: 

  • Proof of graduation from a high school/GED/ HiSET program

Prior to enrollment in classes, you must:

  • Submit records of two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination
  • Submit official test scores (ACT or SAT) if taken within the last three years and/or take a Montana Tech placement exam
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Personalized Visits

A visit to Montana Tech's campus echoes our student experience - personal, relevant, and totally worth the effort. Tour our campus with a current student, meet with faculty in your area of interest, and get all those burning questions answered.

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Now, this is Montana!

Welcome to historic Butte, located in the heart of the Northern Rockies on the Continental Divide. Easy access to hiking, biking, climbing, camping, hunting, fishing, and epic downhill, back-country, and cross-country skiing is all around us.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Can't make it to campus for an in-person visit? Get a high-resolution bird's eye view of Montana Tech's campus, explore some residence hall rooms, see inside our high-tech labs, and more - all from the comfort of your sofa.

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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.

Cost Calculator

Use our Cost Calculator to get an estimate of your tuition, fees, room and board, and other attendance expenses.

Admitted Students

Have you already applied and been accepted? Congratulations! Learn more about what your next steps may be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Until you are an enrolled student at Montana Tech, your Personal URL (or PURL for short) will be your primary source to look into enrollment checklist items, complete required forms and applications, register for events, and access 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 you to your PURL. Make sure to bookmark it and remember your password!

Transcripts are only considered 'official' when all grades and a graduation date have been posted, and the document is sent to Montana Tech via a secure delivery service like Parchment or Scoir, an email from a counselor, or mailed in a signed, sealed envelope. An official transcript cannot be sent until after your high school graduation.

Please send to:
Email: admissions@mtech.edu
Address: Admissions, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT 59701

Montana Tech may request an unofficial transcript from you to determine if preparatory requirements have been met, to evaluate dual credit transference, to determine course placement, etc. You may simply email unofficial transcripts to us.

No. Montana Tech is test-optional, and there are other ways to gain admittance. However, we do encourage you to take the ACT and/or SAT, as scores are used to determine math and writing placement, and to qualify for some scholarships.

Request that your test scores are sent to Montana Tech using our test codes: ACT – 2418 and SAT – 4487

The Montana University System requires all students from the U.S. to submit proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations (or proof of immunity, or religious/medical exemption). Records may be sent via email to admissions@mtech.edu or via fax to 406-496-4707.

Please do not submit another application. Instead, please email the Admissions Office at admissions@mtech.edu with whatever changes you would like to make.

The application deadline for fall-entry students is August 22 and for spring-entry students is December 30. The most-popular times for many courses do fill up quickly, so we strongly recommend that you do not wait that long!

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. The FAFSA application will open in December 2023 and official award notifications will be sent in April to the email address you provided on the FAFSA application. Mt Tech’s FAFSA code is 002531.

The priority deadline is March 1, 2024, but if you miss it, just complete the FAFSA as soon as you can. The sooner you complete it, the better.

Learn more about financial aid.

Oredigger Merit scholarships are automatically awarded based on the GPA and test scores submitted when you applied for admission. Merit award offers are sent starting in November, and on a continuing basis thereafter until March 1.

Watch your PURL and email for details on additional MT Tech scholarship applications that are available to some qualifying students, including the Presidential.

We recommend applying for as many outside scholarships as you can find. Businesses, non-profits, and churches often have scholarships available for students in their localities.

Montana students should also check out Reach Higher Montana. Not only do they award a larger number of scholarships every year, they also have lists of other outside scholarships that you may qualify for.

Learn more about scholarships.

Maybe. Within the Montana University System, non-local first-year students with fewer than 30 completed credits are required to live on campus.

If you already live within 50 miles (commuting distance), you are considered a local student and do not have to live in the Residence Halls if you plan to stay living at home.

To reserve your campus housing, complete the online application on your PURL and submit the $100 deposit. The deposit is refundable through May 1.

Registration for new fall students opens in April and continues throughout the summer. Instructions on how to connect with your academic advisor and get registered for classes will be posted on your PURL and sent to the email address provided on your application for admission.

Yes! You must finalize your enrollment! Log in to OrediggerWeb and pay/finalize your tuition and fees. This step must be completed to have scholarships and financial aid credited to your account.

Orientation is always held the week before classes begin, in January for spring-entry students and August for fall-entry students. All new students are required to attend Orientation. You’ll meet new friends and classmates, learn about the social and academic transition to Montana Tech, and explore all the services available to you on campus. Orientation information will be sent to the email address on your application for admission.

Learn more about Orientation.

Other First-Year Student Types
Highlands College Students

Highlands College first-year students have their own admission requirements, though the overall pathway to campus is similar to north campus majors.

International First-Year Students

Are you an international first-year student? International students have separate requirements for both admissions and entry into the United States.

Student Athletes

Are you interested in being an Oredigger athlete? You will want to get in touch with the Montana Tech Athletics department. Sports at Montana Tech include cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, golf, and track & field.

Parents and Guardians

Parents and guardians, we welcome your participation in your student's journey! Learn more about admissions, financial aid, housing, etc.

AP/CLEP/IB credit

Are you curious how your AP/CLEP/IB Credit might transfer? We perform transfer credit evaluations by request.

Connect with us.

We'd love to answer your questions and help you get started.

1300 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
admissions@mtech.edu
(406) 496-4791