Parents' and Guardians' Guide to Montana Tech Admissions

Welcome parents, guardians, and family members! We welcome your involvement in your student's college selection journey and have included a number of resources for you below. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.

Incoming Student Resources
First-Year Admissions

If your goal is to have your prospective first-year student do most of the heavy lifting in the application and enrollment processes, this is the best link to share with them. This page will guide them through the process and answer their questions along the way.

Aid & Scholarships

Whether your student will qualify for grants and scholarships depends on your family income and your student's academic record. We have many scholarships for continuing students too. So even if their high school academics were less than stellar, they'll still have opportunities to earn scholarships after freshman year.


All non-local first-year students are required to live on campus. Montana Tech's three residence halls each offer a safe and secure on-campus living experience, and our recently-renovated dining hall offers a variety of healthy and delicious meal options.

Visit Us!

Come see where your student will study. Tour our scenic campus with a current student, meet with faculty, and get all of your admissions questions answered. Don't forget to ask about the free hotel stay!

FERPA Details and Release Form

If you want to communicate with University officials or personnel about your student’s account balance, admissions status, grades, or housing arrangements, the student will need to first fill out and submit a FERPA release form.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

“Education records” are “those records, files documents, and other materials which 1) contain information directly related to a student; and 2) are maintained by an educational institution. (20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a)(4)(A); 34 CFR § 99.3).

FERPA applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Generally speaking, FERPA allows Montana Tech to only disclose a student's education records or personally identifiable information from education records, even to the student's parent or guardian, in the following circumstances:

  • if the student is under the age of 18
  • with the written consent of the student
  • if the disclosure meets one of the statutory exemptions
  • if the disclosure is directory information and the student has not placed a hold on the release of directory information.
    • Montana Tech defines the following information as public (directory) information:
      - Name
      - Dates of attendance
      - Degrees and awards received
      - Major and minor field(s) of studies
      - Class Level
      - Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
      - Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student
      - Weight and height, if the student is a member of an intercollegiate athletic team

FERPA Release Forms can be emailed to and must be emailed from the student's official Montana Tech email account ( 

  • Your accepted student can use this online resource guide to access their email account.
  • If your student has not yet applied and been accepted to Montana Tech, they will not have an official Montana Tech email address and are not yet covered by FERPA.
Parent & Guardian Resources

If your student has already applied for admission, then they have a Montana Tech PURL (personal URL), sometimes called a student portal. 

The application for admission, housing application, scholarship applications, enrollment checklist, and many other resources are available only on their PURL. Most items on the PURL are password protected to keep your student's information secure. 

If your student does not know their PURL address, please navigate to and enter just their email address. The system will redirect you to the PURL. 

Please contact the Admissions office if you have difficulties or questions: 

Phone: 406-496-4791

Fall Application Deadline: August 17
Spring Application Deadline: December 30

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: December 1
FAFSA Code: 002531

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15

Housing Application Priority Deadline: December 1
Assigned first come, first served. Apply early!

Last Day for Housing Deposit Refunds: May 1 

Registration Priority Deadline: May 1
Registration Deadline: 1st day of classes

Fall Orientation: Mid-August

Counseling Services

Health Services

Butte Silver Bow Transit offers free bus service to campus once per hour, Monday-Friday, 7:28 a.m. to 5:29 p.m. 

Parking on campus requires a parking pass

Campus Safety

Family Weekend

Every fall, Montana Tech hosts Family Weekend, where families of students are invited to come to campus and explore Tech, Butte and Western Montana! Do you enjoy hiking? Bring your boots! Are you a history buff? We'll have tours of Butte. Bond with your student, learn more about their education at Tech, and new home in southwestern Montana.


Explore our programs! From nine different engineering degrees, nursing, sciences, and business on our main campus to radiologic technology, trades, and cybersecurity at Highlands, Montana Tech offers dozens of majors in in-demand fields.

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.

Butte- An Outdoor Paradise

Montana Tech is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, along the Continental Divide. The famous Big Hole River, just 30 minutes from campus, beckons to anglers and floaters. 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.

(406) 496-4791