Missoula College has established priority deadlines to provide students with a timeline that will allow for a successful transition and access to academic programs.
Missoula College has a rolling admission policy. This mean we are continuously evaluating applications on a space-available basis until the term begins. Although applying early is strongly recommended, we understand your choice for college is an important one. Please visit campus, sit in on an information technology class, or try out the recreation center. We're confident that a visit to Missoula College will make your decision a little easier and your fear of commitment will vanish.
There are a select few programs at Missoula College that are considered high demand programs. What does that mean? It means students applying for these programs are not guaranteed immediate entry and may be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist operates on a first-come first-serve basis so applying online early is beneficial. The average time a student spends on the waitlist varies from program to program but typically the Welding, Diesel, and Heavy Equipment operation programs are in the highest demand. If you are interested in any of the following programs, we encourage you to complete your online application as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
- Carpentry: Fall Entry
- Diesel Technology: Fall Entry
- Heavy Equipment Operation: Fall Entry
- Welding Technology: Fall Entry
If you would like to begin taking general education courses (writing, math, computer) that are required for each of these programs you can start anytime as an Applied Arts and Science student and remain on the program waitlist of your choice. Simply complete the application for the semester you wish to enter (spring or fall) and let us know your plans to begin general education credits while waiting to enter a high demand program.
The University of Montana understands the importance of funding your education. To be considered for the maximum amount of aid, please submit all application materials and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of November 15.
To learn more about the financial aid process at UM visit Financial Aid.
Residence Life provides housing options for all students. To apply for University housing, students must be admitted to the University of Montana. Completed Residence Life applications received by April 1 will receive priority placement.
To learn more visit Residence Life.