Admissions Procedures

Undergraduate Admitted Students- First Year, Transfer, Nontraditional, Highlands College

Congratulations, future Orediggers! You have a bright future ahead of you at Montana Tech. We want to make sure your transition to campus is smooth and trouble-free.

Your Personal URL (PURL) can be your primary source for enrollment information, event registration, and other related resources. If you don't have your PURL address, just visit and log in using the email address you used when you applied for admission. The system will then redirect you to your PURL. If you forgot your password, select the "Send me a new password." or contact your admissions representative for assistance.

Below, there is information on applying for housing, registering for classes, orientation, and online digital resources for students.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your admissions representative or the admissions office. We’re here to help!

Incoming Undergraduate Procedures

All first-year students under 21 years old are required to live in the residence halls their first year at Montana Tech. All other students are invited to live in a residence hall, as space permits. Living on campus will help you become more connected and engaged with the campus community and improve your academic experience. There are three halls available with a variety of room options to choose from. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to request a specific hall or a single room, apply early. Applications received before June 1st will receive priority consideration.

You can find the housing application on your Personal URL website, the same site where you applied for admission. For complete details on each residence hall, housing costs, meal plan options, and how to apply, visit the Residence Life pages

Class registration for new incoming students opens in May for the Fall/Summer semesters or November for the Spring semester and remains open until the Friday before classes begin. Follow the steps below to complete the registration process.

  1. Review Your Admission File!

    To register for classes, we must have official test scores (ACT or SAT) and records of two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination on file in admissions. If either of these items are missing from your admission file, you are not yet eligible to register for classes. Review your admission checklist on your personal URL/personalized Montana Tech website and submit any remaining items as soon as you are able.

    No ACT or SAT scores? If you don't have scores, you may take a Montana Tech placement exam instead. Visit our Testing Center page to learn about testing options.
  2. Get Registered!

    Are you ready to register for your classes? We're ready to help! Navigate to the "Get Registered for Classes!" link on your PURL, or contact the Admissions Office at 406-496-4791 or We will verify your admissions file is complete, and if so, send your information to your academic advisor for registration. 

    If you already have a fall schedule and need to talk about it with your advisor, you may reach out directly using the contact information below:

    Department Reps

Orientation is an exciting part of transitioning to college life and is an important part of becoming a Montana Tech Oredigger. Plan to arrive on campus the week before classes begin to explore the academic, cultural, and social opportunities on campus and within the Butte community!

Montana Tech is committed to student success. All new students are required to attend orientation.

Visit the orientation page for more information.

As an admitted student, you now have access to Montana Tech’s campus portal, MyMTech. Through MyMTech you can access:

  • Moodle

    Moodle is Montana Tech’s web-based learning environment and course management tool. It is designed to enhance both teaching and learning by providing easy access to course materials, class assignments, tests and quizzes, and virtual classrooms.

  • Montana Tech Email

    Your assigned Montana Tech email account will be your official source of communication with the school and is a great way to stay informed of campus events. You are responsible for maintaining and responding to all notifications sent to you via this account.

  • OrediggerWeb

    OrediggerWeb is your official student record at Montana Tech. Use it to review and accept your financial aid, update your contact information, print your class schedule, and view and pay your bill.

  • Retrieve Your Campus Username and Password

    Your campus credentials give you access to any online resource that requires user authentication, including any campus-based computer. To retrieve yours:

    1. Visit
    2. Enter your Student ID number and last name (your Student ID number begins with 799 and was noted on the back of your admission letter. You may also contact Admissions at or 406-496-4791 for that information).
    3. Create a security question and verify your date of birth.

If you need assistance with any of these resources or accessing your username and password, contact the I.T. (Information Technology Services) Helpdesk at 406-496-4244, via email, or visit their website.

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(406) 496-4791