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Undergraduate Application Process

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Ready to apply? Start your application today!

Looking for more information before you start your application? Scroll down to read more about the undergraduate application process.

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

First time as a degree-seeking student? Awesome — you’re in the right place. If you’ve been enrolled concurrently in high school and college, or if you’ve completed fewer than 12 college credits after graduating high school, you’re still in this group too. You’ll apply for freshman admission. And, if you're applying for an online undergraduate degree, this is your spot, too.

(More than 12 credits? No worries — just check out the application process for transfer admission.)  Or, if you know you're interested in Missoula College, take a look at the Missoula College application process.

Step one: Start your application.

You can apply online, through the Apply Montana Portal or using the Common Application. Test scores are optional at UM no need to include SAT/ACT scores unless you want to! 

Step two: Submit your official high school transcript, GED or HiSET.

Once your official high school transcript is finalized with your final GPA and graduation date, have your school send a copy to UM. And if you’ve got other documentation, like a GED or the HiSET, that works too! Request those official documents be sent to UM to be considered alongside your application.

Explore Admission Requirements

Review the University of Montana's requirements for admission for first-time, first-year students.


Undergraduate at UM in Fall 2024

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