Accessible Navigation. Go to: Navigation Main Content Footer

The University of Montana Admissions Home

Pre-College Programs (K-12)

Our Pre-College Programs – from camps, to the classroom, to what’s happening on weekends. You will meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus life, earn college credit or have the opportunity to explore the city of Missoula.

Early to College Dual Enrollment - Main Campus

The Dual Enrollment program enables high school students of outstanding ability to earn college credit by taking classes at the University of Montana and Missoula College. Dual Enrollment tuition is 50% of the Resident Missoula College/2-year tuition rate. Mandatory and non-mandatory fees are not assessed, except for applicable course fees. Dual Enrollment students are not eligible to use campus services (i.e. Campus Recreation Center, Athletic Facilities) and are not charged fees for these services.

A College Credit only course awards college credit, but not high school credit, for a college course taken by the high school student.

Dual Enrollment Student Eligibility

To be eligible for a dual enrollment course, the student must:

  1. be enrolled in a Montana high school district (to participate in dual enrollment opportunities.
  2. home schooled students may enroll in dual enrollment classes via the district in which they reside);
  3. be between the ages of 16 – 19.
  4. have successfully completed the required high school classes at that grade level and be on track for high school graduation within a four-year construct

Course Selection:

Registration for the Dual Enrollment program depends on availability and prerequisite requirements. For example, a student wanting to take Photography or Dance at the college level may be restricted because those courses are reserved for undergraduate photography or dance majors. Special instructor approval is required to register for some courses. Students  should meet with their high school guidance counselor to discuss courses that make sense for their long term goals. The General Education and Writing Courses website is a good place to start.

ALEKS Math Placement Test:

If registering for a college level math course, students are required to complete an ALEKS math placement test by visiting www.aleks.com/sign_up and using course code K4VET-DGGQ3. Test scores are automatically sent to UM.

Application/Registration:

  • Step 1: Download application materials listed below.
  • Step 2: Complete application and return to UM.
  • Step 3: Class registration. This is where you get to experience the virtual world of college registration. Once you are admitted and complete the ALEKS math test (if registering for math) you can login to CyberBear to register for your classes.
  • Step 4: Pay for your classes. Follow the instructions provided on CyberBear for fee payment or contact Business Services at (406)243-2223.
  • Subsequent Registration: Registration for future semesters follows the same procedures. Although no application is required, a new signed registration form is required each semester.

Payment Deadline:

Students must pay their Dual Enrollment program fees in full before the 15th instructional day.  Please login to CyberBear to finalize your payment. If you need additional support please see IT Support.

Troubleshooting:

If you have questions or need to withdraw or cancel dual enrollment, please contact the UM Registrar at (406)243-2995. For all payment questions please contact Business Services at (406) 243-2223 or check Financial Aid in CyberBear.

Application/Registration Materials:

Dual Enrollment Checklist and Application Form
Dual Enrollment Registration Form

Early to College Dual Enrollment - Missoula College

The Dual Enrollment program enables high school students to earn college credit by taking classes at the University of Montana and Missoula College. Dual Enrollment tuition is 50% of the Resident Missoula College/2-year tuition rate. Mandatory and non-mandatory fees are not assessed, except for applicable course fees. Dual Enrollment students are not eligible to use campus services (i.e. Campus Recreation Center, Athletic Facilities) and are not charged fees for these services.

  1. A Dual Credit course awards both high school credit and college credit for a college course taken by the high school student. The decision to award high school credit for the college course rests with the school district, if the decision is consistent with applicable laws, policies, and administrative rules.
  2. A College Credit only course awards college credit, but not high school credit, for a college course taken by the high school student.

Dual Enrollment Student Eligibility

To be eligible for a dual enrollment course, the student must:

  1. be enrolled in a Montana high school district (to participate in dual enrollment opportunities.
  2. home schooled students may enroll in dual enrollment classes via the district in which they reside);
  3. be between the ages of 16 – 19.
  4. have successfully completed the required high school classes at that grade level and be on track for high school graduation within a four-year construct

Course Selection:

Dual Credit Course
Parents and High School Students – check with your high school counselor to see if your school has a dual enrollment agreement with Missoula College UM. For more information, contact the Admissions office of Missoula College at 406-243-7882.

College Credit Only Course
Registration for the College Credit Only Dual Enrollment program depends on availability and prerequisite requirements. For example, a student wanting to take Anatomy and Physiology at the college level may be restricted because this course is reserved for Health Science Program majors. Special instructor approval is required to register for some courses. Students should meet with their high school guidance counselor to discuss courses that make sense for their long-term goals. The General Education and Writing Courses website is a good place to start.

Application/Registration:

  • Step 1: Pick up application materials from your high school counselor.
  • Step 2: Have the required administrators sign your application for admission: counselor, principal, parent and submit to the Missoula College via mail or in-person. For specific questions about completing the Dual Enrollment application, please email mcadmissions@mso.umt.edu or call 406-243-7882.
  • Step 3: Class registration. The Registrar’s Office will register you for the Dual Credit/College Only Credit class(es). The Registrar’s Office will then notify you by mail of your registration and your acceptance packet will include information on how to finalize your bill and pay your fees.
  • Step 4: Pay for your classes. Follow the instructions provided on CyberBear for fee payment or contact business services at Missoula College at (406) 243-7870.
  • Subsequent Registration: Registration for future semesters follows the same procedures. Although no application is required, a new signed registration form is required each semester.
  • For students who are taking an on-campus college credit only, immunization records are required. Click here for more information.

This is a College Course:

The grade you receive once admitted to Dual Credit Enrollment will appear on your college transcripts. The last day to withdraw from the course for a partial refund is the end of the third week of college classes (UM Calendar). If you cancel a course after the third week, you will receive a W on your transcript and will not receive a refund on tuition.

Payment Deadline:

Students must pay their Dual Credit Enrollment tuition in full before the 15th instructional day. Please log into CyberBear. If you need additional support please see IT Support.

Troubleshooting:

If you have questions or need to withdraw or cancel Dual Credit Enrollment, please contact Jordan Patterson at (406) 243-7887. For all payment questions please contact Missoula College Business Services at (406) 243-7870.

Application/Registration Materials:

Dual Enrollment Checklist and Application Form
Dual Enrollment Registration Form
Dual Enrollment Release Form

Montana Digital Academy

The Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) provides courses for public, private, or home-schooled students across the state of Montana.  MTDA is a full-featured program that helps students meet college admissions requirements, make up missed or failed classes, resolve scheduling conflicts, and take advanced coursework.

Summer Camps

Computer Science Department Summer Camp: Spend a week during the summer creating interactive apps and games for Android phones and tablet computers. Explore the world of computer programming and discover the exciting possibilities of this emerging technology!

Confucius Institute: The Confucius Institute is part of an international network dedicated to providing education, public programming, and teacher training on Chinese language, history, culture, and current affairs.

Grizzly Athletics hosts a number of both day and overnight camps in various athletic areas for youth and young adults.

Kermit and Kathleen Schwanke Honors Institute for High School Students is a program designed to allow students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school to take “hands-on” courses taught by the outstanding faculty members associated with the Davidson Honors College. These course offerings are designed to enhance learning and invite classroom interaction. Students who successfully complete one of these courses will receive two semesters of college credit.

The Music Department hosts two summer camps for students grades 7-12, Piano Camp, and Band Camp.

SpectrUM offers summer campus taught by enthusiastic, knowledgeable educators from a variety of backgrounds—including artists, secondary and elementary school teachers, biologists, physicists, and tinkerers. The camps are based on in-depth exploration of thematic topics to practice open-ended problem solving while interacting with peers who share similar interests. Instruction is through hands-on activities working with different materials and tools in an interdisciplinary approach that works well for different learning styles.

Upward Bound Summer Program Services: All students live on the UM campus in dormitories for six weeks (mid June to late July). During that time period the students will attend classes, participate in field trips and activities relating to the summer theme.