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Transfer Student Application Process

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Ready to apply?

At UM, you don’t have to stress about transferring — trust us. There’s just a few things to know about applying as a transfer student to the University of Montana or Missoula College.

If you are ready to apply, start your application today. Looking for more information on the application process? Scroll down for more details. 

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.

Start your application

Once you've explored how your credits may transfer to UM, it's time to start your application. You can apply online or using the Common Application

Submit official transcripts

Once you’ve completed your final term at your current or previous institution, have your previous school send a complete official transcript to UM. An admission evaluator will provide you with an official transfer credit evaluation once you’ve submitted all official transcripts. 

Explore admission requirements

See admission requirements for students who have completed 12 or more college-level courses at another college or university and are planning to attend UM for the first time. 


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.