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Transfer Student Application Process

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Applying to UM

Curious about what applying to UM as a transfer student entails? You've come to the right place! Scroll down to read more about the transfer application process.

Let’s start simple: What kind of applicant are you?

Have you completed more than 12 college-level credits since high school graduation? Congrats you’re in the right place! You’ll apply for transfer admission. (Fewer than 12 credits? No worries just check out the application process for freshman admission.)

Explore how your credits will transfer

The Transferology tool allows you to see how courses transfer to the University of Montana. Create an account, add courses you've taken and search for matches. You'll see how your previous courses may transfer as credit to UM.


There Are Two Ways to Apply to UM

Once you are ready to apply as a transfer student, you'll select the application option that best fits your needs: 

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.

Explore admission requirements

Transfer student pplicants must present a 2.00 (C) cumulative grade average (on a 0-4 scale) for all college level work attempted to be eligible for admission.


Transfer Students

Ready to transfer to UM? We've got you covered. Take a look at these steps that you'll take on the road to becoming a UM student.

“But wait! This isn’t me!”

Looking for a different application process? Choose the app that best fits your case. Or, tell us a little more about what you're looking for, and we'll get you where you need to be.