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Transfer Students

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SOMETIMES, BREAKUPS ARE A GOOD THING

UM is your sound rebound

There's all kinds of reasons you might be looking to transfer to a different college. Maybe your current school doesn't offer the academic program you've decided to pursue. Maybe you need to be closer to home. Or further away. Perhaps you need a more affordable option. Maybe you just don't like where you're at.

Whatever your reason for transferring, UM is ready to accept you with open arms. Read on to learn more about transferring to UM and what being a student here is like. We just might be a match.

ACADEMICS

It all starts here

World-class academics, in the classroom and the great outdoors, on one hand. Internships, real-world know how and meaningful industry connections on the other. With more than 175 programs to choose from, you'll find what you're looking for here.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Tuition and Scholarships

For most students, cost of attendance is among the most important considerations when weighing your options for higher education. Luckily, we are experts at helping sort through the details!

Life as a Griz

Being a student at UM encompasses so much more than just the classes you take and the degree you earn. It's also all about the community that surrounds you, the support you receive and the places where you learn and play.

The best decision Inclusive and welcoming Change your trajectory

“It was the best decision I ever made."

- RYAN LONGDON, CLASS OF 2021, ON TRANSFERRING TO UM

"Transferring may seem scary at first, but people at UM are very friendly. I made most of my friends through study groups and at my on-campus job. UM is very inclusive and makes everyone feel welcomed."

- JOE BENTLE, UM TRANSFER STUDENT

"The Gilman Award gives me a newfound confidence in my ability to achieve my long-term goals. It shows me that with effort and determination I can change the trajectory of my life.”

- QUEMARR MOATAMEDI, UM TRANSFER STUDENT

601

transfer students began at UM in fall '22

13:1

student-to-faculty ratio

10K

students

185+

student groups

39

Gilman Scholars since 2000

250

study abroad programs

START YOUR GRIZ JOURNEY

Ready, set, apply

If you like what you see here and you feel that UM might be the right place for you, take a look at our application process for transfer students and get ready to launch your college career as a Griz.

'I transferred to UM'

UM junior Joe Bentle transferred to UM in fall 2022 after earning his associate's degree in his home state of Illinois. Joe shares why he chose UM and what the transfer process was like for him.

Faculty who lead the way

At the University of Montana, our faculty aren’t just teachers: They’re committed mentors who re-imagine how to best deliver curriculum and who possess a passion for helping students forge their own way in academic and professional settings.

Fueled by passion

With more than 10,000 students across undergraduate and graduate programs, workforce training and technical certifications, our Grizzlies contribute their passion and practicality toward stewardship and sustainability for the world around us.

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Transfer Students Next Steps

Thinking about transferring to UM for fall semester 2024? You’ll want to complete these tasks to become a student at UM.

'But wait! This isn't me!'

Not a transfer student? No worries! We've got a page just for you. Select the kind of student are you from the list below and learn more about what UM has to offer.