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Pre-College Programs (K-12)

Our Pre-College Programs allow you to 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.

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

Learn more about the Dual Enrollment program at the University of Montana.

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.

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

Learn more about the Dual Enrollment program at Missoula College.

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.