Transfer Credit Evaluation
All college-level credits earned at regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered for transfer. Enrollment Services-Admissions determines whether or not courses are college level, the appropriate grading and credit conversion, and the applicability of transfer credit toward UM's general education requirements. Only admitted students will receive a credit evaluation. Courses which do not have an equivalent at UM will be accepted as elective credit. Credits from remedial, technical, or continuing education courses or from non-accredited schools are not accepted for transfer.
Per BOR 301.5, students have the right to appeal their official evaluation by contacting the Admissions Office. If a student exercises the appeal rights set out in this policy, the review and a final decision must be completed by the class pre-registration date for the following academic term. The student must initiate the appeal process, in a timely manner, in order to give the institution time to complete its review before the deadline described in the preceding sentence.
UM accepts Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees from US colleges and universities accredited by regional accrediting agencies recognized by the US Department of Education. A completed AA or AS degree satisfies UM’s lower-division General Education requirements; students must still complete the advanced writing course and are encouraged to explore lower-division language courses to enhance their major. Since Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees focus on technical skills, the degree does not necessarily satisfy all lower-division General Education requirements at UM.
An evaluation will not be done for students who have previously earned a U.S. baccalaureate degree. General Education requirements are considered complete for these students.
A student’s class standing is determined by the total number of transfer credits awarded by the UM, not by years of college study or by the completion of an associate degree.
|Class Awarded||Credits Needed|
|Freshman||0 – 29 semester credits|
|Sophomore||30 – 59 semester credits|
|Junior||60 – 89 semester credits|
|Senior||90+ semester credits|
Satisfying UM graduation requirements depends not only on the number of credits completed, a minimum of 120 for most programs, but also on completing all general education and major requirements.
Our Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool allows you to see how courses transfer to the University of Montana.
Note: The contents of this tool are subject to change and course equivalencies are contingent upon the academic program and the general education requirements of the University of Montana. If a course or institution is not listed, it does not necessarily mean the course will not transfer, rather the information is not yet in our database.