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What Kind of College Applicant Are You?

First Time College Student Dual Enrollment Student
(high school or home school student)
Transfer Student Golden College Student
(age 65 and over)
Readmission Student Non-degree Seeking Student

Applying - First Time Student

Students who have never attended college and are interested in starting their college degree at the Bitterroot College (BC) are considered first-time college students.

The BC application process for first-time college students:

  1. Fill out a Missoula College application for admission
    BC college students use Missoula College application to apply to BC
  2. Pay a one-time only $30 application fee
  3. Submit transcripts
    • high school or GED (required; copies accepted)
  4. Submit Medical Requirement Form
    • must submit proof of two doses of MMR vaccination
  5. Take math and writing placement tests
    • Math: ACT, SAT, or ALEKS (within the past three years)
      • ALEKS test is available online or at the BC free of charge; call (406) 375-0100 for more information
    • Writing: ACT Writing Test, SAT Writing Section, COMPASS E-Write, COMPASS, or MUS Writing Assessment (within past three years)
      • COMPASS E-Write is available at the BC for a $15 charge; call (406) 375-0100 for more information

Download the Admissions to Registration Checklist to help keep track of the application process.

Admission to the Bitterroot College is open to all who have earned a high school diploma from an accredited high school or who have successfully passed the GED exam.

We encourage first-time college students to
submit all application materials in-person
to BC Advising and Enrollment Services Coordinator
Kathleen O'Leary.

Call (406) 375-0100 or
email
to schedule an admissions appointment or
for assistance with the college application process.

Applying - Transfer Student

Students who have earned college credit in the past from an institution other than the Bitterroot College, Missoula College, or The University of Montana are considered transfer students.

The BC application process for transfer students:

  1. Fill out a Missoula College (MC) application for admission
    BC college students use MC application to apply to BC
  2. Pay a one-time only $30 application fee
    • fee NOT due for students transferring from Helena College, Highland College, Montana Tech, or UM-Western
  3. Submit transcripts
    • official transcripts (no copies) from all prior colleges
    • prior college transcripts are evaluated by MC Registrar for awarding of transfer credits; allow four to eight weeks for transcript evaluation
  4. Submit Medical Requirement Form
    • must submit proof of two doses of MMR vaccination
  5. Depending on results of MC Registrar transcript evaluation, take math and writing placement tests 
    • Math: ACT, SAT, or ALEKS (within the past three years)
      • ALEKS test is available online or at the BC free of charge, call (406) 375-0100 for more information
    • Writing: ACT Writing Test, SAT Writing Section, COMPASS E-Write, COMPASS, or MUS Writing Assessment (within past three years)
      • COMPASS E-Write is available at the BC for a $15 charge, call (406) 375-0100 for more information

Download the Admissions to Registration Checklist to help keep track of the application process.

We encourage transfer students to
submit all application materials in-person
to BC Advising and Enrollment Services Coordinator
Kathleen O'Leary.

Call (406) 375-0100 or
email
to schedule an admissions appointment or
for assistance with the transfer application process.

Applying - Readmission Student

Students who have earned college credit at the Bitterroot College (BC), Missoula College (MC), or The University of Montana (UM) in the past but have not taken any BC, MC, or UM college courses in the past 24 months must complete and submit the Undergraduate Application for Readmission.

We encourage readmission students to submit all application materials in-person to BC Advising and Enrollment Services Coordinator Kathleen O'Leary. Call (406) 375-0100 or email to schedule a readmissions appointment or for assistance with the readmission process.

Applying - Dual Enrollment Student

Students who are over the age of 16 and are currently enrolled in high school or are being home schooled, may register for college courses at the Bitterroot College as Dual Enrollment students. Dual Enrollment students pay half tuition, no fees (accepting specific course fees), and no $30 application fee. Dual Enrollment students are considered non-degree seeking students and therefore are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

NEW!

For information on how to apply to the Bitterroot College as a Dual Enrollment student, contact BC Workforce Programs Coordinator Roch Turner at
(406) 375-0100 or

Applying - Golden College Student

Students who are age 65 or older may enroll in college courses at the Bitterroot College as Golden College students and receive a full tuition waiver (note: fees are NOT waived).

The BC application process for Golden College Students:

  1. Fill out a UM Golden College application
  2. Pay a one-time only $30 application fee
  3. Fill out a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
    • provide proof of age with waiver (ex.: copy of driver's license)
  4. Submit Medical Requirement Form
    • no proof of immunizations is required; only the completed form is needed

For more information on the Golden College Program, visit the UM Golden College Program webpage.

We encourage Golden College students to
submit all application materials in-person
to BC Advising and Enrollment Services Coordinator
Kathleen O'Leary.

Call (406) 375-0100 or
email
to schedule an admissions appointment or
for assistance with the transfer application process.

Applying - Non-Degree Seeking Student

Students who are interested in taking college courses at the Bitterroot College but are not seeking a degree through the Bitterroot College, Missoula College, or The University of Montana are considered non-degree seeking students.  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

The BC application process for non-degree seeking students:

  1. Fill out a Missoula College application for admission
    BC college students use Missoula College application to apply to BC
  2. Pay a one-time only $30 application fee
  3. Submit transcripts
    • high school or GED (required if no prior college transcripts; copies accepted)
    • prior college (if applicable; must be official, no copies)
  4. Submit Medical Requirement Form
    • must submit proof of two doses of MMR vaccination
  5. Take math and writing placement tests (if applicable)
    • Math: ACT, SAT, or ALEKS (within the past three years)
      • ALEKS test is available online or at the BC free of charge; call (406) 375-0100 for more information
    • Writing: ACT Writing Test, SAT Writing Section, COMPASS E-Write, COMPASS, or MUS Writing Assessment (within past three years)
      • COMPASS E-Write is available at the BC for a $15 charge; call (406) 375-0100 for more information

Download the Admissions to Registration Checklist to help keep track of the application process.

Admission to the Bitterroot College is open to all who have earned a high school diploma from an accredited high school or who have successfully passed the GED exam.

We encourage first-time college students to
submit all application materials in-person
to BC Advising and Enrollment Services Coordinator
Kathleen O'Leary.

Call (406) 375-0100 or
email
to schedule an admissions appointment or
for assistance with the college application process.