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Application Process for Other Applicants

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How to Apply: Other Applicant Types

The University of Montana serves all types of students, including those returning to college after a break, post-baccalaureate students, nontraditional students, homeschool graduates and more. Scroll down to find application process details specific to your situation.

Returning to UM?

Students previously enrolled at the University of Montana who have interrupted their enrollment for more than 24 months will reapply using either the Common App or the Apply Montana portal.

Homeschoolers welcome

UM welcomes homeschool graduates! To apply, complete the undergraduate application and provide a transcript of homeschool courses this is signed by a parent/guardian. 

Non-traditional Students

Non-traditional-aged applicants (out of high school more than three years) will submit a complete application and request high school or college transcripts or GED/HiSET scores be sent to Enrollment Services-Admissions. 

Apply as a Post-Baccalaureate Student

A post-baccalaureate (post-bacc) student is someone who has completed an undergraduate degree and is interested in enrolling in another bachelor's program, completing a certificate program or taking classes in preparation for transitioning to graduate or professional school. 

Start Your Application

If you are already familiar with the application process - or you're comfortable diving right in - you can start your application now.

There are two ways to apply to UM: 

The Common App is a shared application that allows you to apply to multiple nationwide schools simultaneously. We recommend that students who are planning on applying to multiple schools nationwide use the Common App. (For students who are interested in applying to UM for fall 2025, the Common App will open on Aug. 1, 2024.) 

Apply Montana allows students to apply to multiple colleges in Montana at once. We recommend Montana residents use the Apply Montana application. The application is free for Montana residents.


Application and Enrollment Process

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