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TRANSFER GUIDE


“Most scenic campus in America” - Rolling Stone Magazine

Missoula is one of the best places to be: friendly people, supportive faculty, a great sense of community, fantastic educational opportunities, and beautiful, beautiful scenery. – The Princeton Review 2


Table of Contents

Academic Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 UM Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Plan to Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Student Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Transfer Student Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 After You’re Admitted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3


Areas of Study

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• • •

Chinese • Classical Civilization • Classics • Classical Civilization option • Classical Languages option • Latin option • Climate Change Studies • Communication Studies • Communication and Human Relationships option • Organizational Communication option • Rhetoric and Public Discourse option • Communicative Sciences and Disorders • Computer Applications • Computer Science • • Computer Science - Mathematical Sciences (combined degree) •

BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

Biology • Cellular and Molecular Biology option •  Ecology and Organismal Biology option • Field Ecology option • Genetics and Evolution option • Human Biological Sciences option • Natural History option •  Teacher Preparation in Biology option • Teacher Preparation in General Science option • Business Administration Central and Southwest Asian Studies • Chemistry • Environmental Chemistry option • Forensic Chemistry option • Pharmacology option •

BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

Accounting • Accounting Information Systems • Administrative Systems Management • African American Studies • • Anthropology • Archaeology option •  Cultural and Ethnic Diversity option • Forensic Anthropology option • Linguistics option • Medical Anthropology option • Applied Science • Arabic Studies • Art • Art History and Criticism • Art Studio • Astronomy (See Physics) • Big Data Analytics • Biochemistry • • Health Professions option •


BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

BACHELOR’S MINOR CERTIFICATE

ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE

Dance • • Journalism • • Rural and Environmental Dance Education Specialization • Latin • Change option • Digital Marketing • Latin American Studies • South and Southeast Asian Studies • Early Childhood Education • Liberal Studies • • Spanish • • East Asian Studies • Asian Studies • Sustainable Business Strategy • Ecological Restoration • • General Liberal Studies • Theatre • •  Aquatic Ecological Religious Studies option • Theatre Education • Restoration option •  Women’s and Gender Studies option • Wilderness Studies • Terrestrial Ecological Linguistics • Wildland Fire Sciences Restoration option • Management Information Systems • and Management • Economics • • Marketing • Wildlife Biology • • Education • • Mathematical Sciences Aquatic option • Elementary Education option • Computer Science • Terrestrial option • English • • Mathematics • • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies • • Creative Writing option • Applied Mathematics option • English Teaching option •  Combinatorics & Film Studies option • Optimization option • Linguistics option • Mathematics Education option • MISSOULA COLLEGE  Literature and the Pure Mathematics option • Accounting Technology • Environment option • Statistics option • Computer Support option • Literature option • Media Arts • Administrative Management • English as a Second Language • Medical Technology • Customer Relations • Entertainment Management • Microbiology • • Social Media Management option • Entrepreneurship • Military Studies • Building Maintenance • Environmental Studies • • Mountain Studies • Carpentry • • Film Studies • Music • • Computer Aided Design • Finance • Music Education Computer Support • Forensic Studies Native American Studies • • Culinary Arts • Forestry • Neuroscience • Diesel Equipment Technology • Forest Operations Option •  Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience • Electronics Technology • •  Forest Resources Cognitive Neuroscience • Energy Auditor-Commissioning Agent • Management option • Nonprofit Administration • Energy Technology French • • Parks, Tourism, and Entrepreneurship • Geography • • Recreation Management • Food Service Management •  Community & Environmental Philosophy • • General Studies Planning option • Physics • • Health Information Technology • Physical Geography option • Astronomy option • Heavy Equipment Operation • Geosciences • • Computational Physics option • Hospitality Management • Earth Science Education option • Political Science • • Information Technology • German • • American Politics option • Information Systems Management • Gerontology • International Relations and Network Management • GIS Sciences and Technologies • Comparative Politics option • Management • Global Public Health • Public Administration option • Entrepreneurship option • Greek • Public Law option • Sales and Marketing • Health and Human Performance • Political Science - History • Medical Assisting • Community Health and Pre-Engineering Medical Information Technology • Prevention Science option • Pre-Law Health Information Coding Specialty • Exercise Science option • Pre-Medical Sciences Medical Administrative Assisting • Health Enhancement option • Pre-Nursing Medical Reception • Historic Preservation • Pre-Physical Therapy Network and Information Security History • • Psychology • • Paralegal Studies • History Education option • Radio-Television Production • Practical Nursing • History-Political Science • Resource Conservation • Radiologic Technology • Human and Family Development • Russian • • Recreational Power Equipment • International Business • Russian Studies • Recycling Technology • International Development Studies • Social Work • Registered Nursing • International Field Geosciences • Sociology • • Respiratory Care • Irish Studies • Criminology option • Surgical Technology • Japanese • •  Inequality and Social Justice option • Welding Technology • • - Online Available umonline.umt.edu

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Affordability & Value

Paying for College

Nearly every student is eligible to obtain some form of financial aid to assist with the cost of education. There are two types: merit-based aid (scholarships) and aid based on need.

Scholarships

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships - there is no need for a separate application or essay. Applicants who are residents of states that are members of the Western Undergraduate Exchange program for reduced tuition are also automatically considered for the WUE scholarship. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Need-Based Aid

UM awards need-based aid using the Department of Education criteria for award levels. To be considered for need-based aid, including student and parent loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

UM VALUE

Every semester pay the same tuition whether you’re taking 12 or 21 credits. Winter session is considered part of spring semester, so if you plan to attend spring semester full time, winter session is essentially free.

For the most up-to-date estimated direct cost, visit admissions.umt.edu/costs 6


13k+ students 53 47 % 74 % 26 %

%

female

male

Montana residents

out-of-state & international students

UM students come from all 50 states and 81 countries. Glacier National Park 140 miles from campus.

Flathead Lake Biological Station Lolo National Forest

Flathead Lake Flathead River

Flathead National Forest Blackfoot River Lubrecht Experimental Forest

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA Bitterroot River

Clark Fork River

Bitterroot National Forest

Missoula

Yellowstone National Park 265 miles from campus.

MSO

Missoula International Airport is ten minutes away from campus 7


How to Transfer Academic advisors are here to help you coordinate registration planning, the transfer process and to give you advice on prerequisites and/or electives for your major. To contact an advisor for assistance or to find out more information on UM’s academic programs, please check with the appropriate advisor listed on the Advising Directory website at umt.edu/uac/advisingdirectory. If the academic program you are interested in is not listed on the Advising Directory, please refer to the appropriate UM College or School listed below for contact and program information. College of Humanities and Sciences – www.hs.umt.edu School of Business Administration – www.business.umt.edu College of Education and Human Sciences – www.coehs.umt.edu College of Forestry and Conservation – www.cfc.umt.edu College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences – www.health.umt.edu School of Journalism – www.jour.umt.edu School of Law – www.umt.edu/law College of Visual and Performing Arts – www.umt.edu/umarts Missoula College (Two-year campus) – www.mc.umt.edu

Transfer credits and credit evaluation To access our transfer equivalency guide to determine how your credits taken at another institution may transfer into UM, go to admissions.umt.edu/transfercredits For other information, visit our transfer student admissions website at admissions.umt.edu/admissions/transfer To access helpful videos produced by UM students on topics covering everything from course registration to graduation, go to youtube.com/uacstaff 8


Transfer from a Montana University System (MUS) School If you attended one of the MUS schools in the past 5 years and wish to attend UM the process is straightforward: • • • • • •

You don’t need to fill out UM’s Admissions Application. Ask your Registrar’s Office for a Transmittal of your file to UM. Pay $8 instead of $30. All transcripts and application information are sent together. Send final transcripts after your final semester if you are not done when you process the transmittal. Be sure to speak with an academic advisor as soon as possible to determine how your transfer credits count toward UM degree requirements.

Transitioning from Missoula College • • • • • •

You don’t need to fill out UM’s Admissions Application. Ask the Missoula College Registrar’s Office to transfer your file to the Mountain (main) Campus. It’s free! All transcripts and application information are sent together. AAS students transitioning should pursue information on the BAS degree. Be sure to speak with an academic advisor as soon as possible to determine how your Missoula College credits count toward UM degree requirements. 9


Succeed

Exploratory Studies Program (ESP)

With so many options it can be hard to decide on a major. UM’s Exploratory Studies Program is a focused, hands-on approach for exploring multiple majors while staying on track for graduation.

Academic Advising

In addition to faculty and professional advisors in academic departments, the Undergraduate Advising Center’s professional advisors can help a student in any major succeed. 10


American Indian Student Services

Dedicated to Native American achievement and success at UM. umt.edu/aiss

Disability Services for Students (DSS)

DSS ensures that UM programs are as accessible to and usable by students with disabilities as they are for any other student. Services include exam modifications, interpreters, textbooks in audio format, housing modifications, extended testing time and private testing environments. umt.edu/dss

Foreign Student and Scholar Services (FSSS)

FSSS assists international students by providing pre-arrival assistance, personal advising, orientation and interpretation of immigration laws. umt.edu/fsss

TRiO

TRIO provides support services for low-income or first-generation college students and students with disabilities. umt.edu/trio

Tutoring

UM offers tutoring in all subjects with special emphasis in writing, math and the sciences. Be sure to take advantage of STUDY JAM, twice weekly tutoring sessions in a casual and fun setting. umt.edu/tutoring

Veterans’ Resources

The Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Office assists veterans and their dependents with education benefits and the transition to academic life. umt.edu/veterans 11


Go Griz

When two UM alumni meet anywhere in the world, we open our conversation with a simple “Go Griz.”

GRIZ PRIDE

Griz Nation! There’s a great sense of loyalty and pride among Grizzlies. We bleed maroon, and this spirit can be witnessed at campus events like Griz games, plays, music concerts, lectures and at local businesses and events around town.

UNIVERSITY TOWN, MISSOULA, MT

With about 70,000 people, Missoula has the sophistication and attractions of a bigger city while keeping its small-town feel and laid-back style. Whatever your thing is – strolling, shopping, festival-going, coffee-drinking, music-listening or theater-going – you will find it in Missoula.

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Griz Spirit Grizzlies have a spirit of adventure, innovation and ingenuity that can’t be matched. Western Montana is a hub of adventure and outdoor exploration in all seasons. Or maybe your gravitational pull will come from our local music scene, theater, festivals, art galleries or a Griz game.

Griz Dwelling Whether you choose to live in a residence hall or a university apartment only a few blocks from campus, getting to campus and meeting new people is easy. UM has a variety of campus living options that are convenient, safe and, most all, fun. Get to know people with similar interests or those who are completely different.

+ 200 student organizations

on campus cater to interests such as student government, music and theater, social service, political action and ethnicity

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intramural & club sports

baseball, soccer, flag football, dodgeball, inner tube water polo, tennis, lacrosse, golf, cycling, rowing, rugby and more

Griz in Motion MONTANA GRIZZLIES • NCAA DIVISION I

Men’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Track (Indoor/Outdoor)

Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track (Indoor/Outdoor), Volleyball 13


Transfer Student

Checklist 1. Apply for admission

• C  omplete the online application at admissions.umt.edu/apply • Make sure to request official transcripts from your current or previous institution(s) which we will need to admit you. Mail to: Enrollment Services, 101 Lommasson, Missoula, MT 59812-2016. 406.243.6266

2. Send final college transcripts

• O  nce you’ve completed your final semester at your current institution send us an updated official transcript.

3. Preview how your credits may transfer

• webprocess.umt.edu/cyberbear/uwskxfer.P_SelState

4. Apply for housing

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Housing is available in residence halls for students transferring with less than 30 credits. For transfer students with over 30 credits we have on- and off-campus living options. Residence Life: life.umt.edu/rlo/ Off-Campus Renter Center: life.umt.edu/asum/asum_agencies/Off_Campus_Renter_Center/

5. Complete your FAFSA 14

• Financial Aid will continue to be awarded after the priority deadline has passed.


After you are admitted… 1. Complete the Online Orientation for Transfer Students

• You will receive an email with information about how to access this online orientation. • Use the information to develop your graduation plan. • Check out the Transfer Student Orientation website for more information: umt.edu/orientation/transfer.

2. Log into your UMConnect student email account, and check it regularly

• umt.edu/umconnect • You will need to use your NetID to log in, which can be found by clicking the “What’s my NetID?” link on the UMConnect page. Your initial password will be the last six digits of your Student ID Number (begins with 790, and located on your acceptance letter).

3. Clear your holds

• T  o check your hold status log into your CyberBear account (cyberbear.umt.edu), using your NetID login. Click on the top link that says “Student Services” followed by “Student Records” and then “View Holds.” • The most common student account hold is a Health Hold, which means the Curry Health Center needs a completed Medical Requirement Form (found in acceptance packet) as well as verifiable documentations of your immunizations. If you have any questions please contact the Curry Health Center directly at medreception@mso.umt.edu or 406.243.4330.

4. Register for Classes

• O  nce you have completed steps 1-3 you will be able to register for your courses at UM. • Please refer to your email and the Orientation website for specific date information regarding course registration.

5. Attend an on-campus Orientation (optional)

• P  lease see the Orientation website at admissions.umt.edu/orientation for more specific information about the on-campus orientation options, including the dates of the programs. 15


NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE

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Enrollment Services-Admissions (MSAS05) Lommasson Center 101 University of Montana Missoula, Montana 59812-2106

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admissions.umt.edu

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