Online Application Instructions

Carefully read and follow procedures below

Step 1. Complete Online Application

  • Start by filling out and submitting the Application Creation information; for the following prompts, choose:
    • Select the level of education: Degree
    • Select your major: General AA
  • Open email from University of Montana with Application Login link
  • Create an application account Password (record for later access)
  • Click on Undergraduate link
  • In Application Information screen, select the following:
    • Education level: Degree
    • Select your major: General AA
    • Select your concentration: No Concentration
    • Term of entry: select appropriate term
    • Applying as a: select appropriate category
    • Location: Bitterroot College
  • In Residency screen, be sure to answer Yes to the question Are you claiming in-state tuition classification as a Montana resident? if you live in Montana.
  • Use a credit card, debit card, or eCheck to pay the one-time-only $30 application fee

Already have an application account? Login to your application account

Need online access?
Stop by and we'll set you up on a computer and be available for your questions!

Meri Telin
Enrollment Services Coordinator
(406) 375-0100

Step 2. Submit Transcripts

All Students: Submit your official high school, GED, or HiSET transcript in person at Bitterroot College or have mailed to UM Admissions, 32 Campus Drive MS 2016, Missoula, MT 59812.

Transfer Students: In addition to your high school/GED/HiSET transcripts, submit all transcripts associated with attendance at institutions other than Bitterroot College, Missoula College, or University of Montana. These transcripts must be official (in an unopened/sealed envelope). Submit these transcripts in person at Bitterroot College or have them mailed to UM Admissions, 32 Campus Drive MS 2016, Missoula, MT 59812.

Non-Degree Seeking Students: Copies of college transcripts from previously attended institutions are not necessary for non-degree seeking students.

Need help obtaining your transcripts?
Stop by or call us at (406) 375-0100, and we can assist you!

Step 3. Submit Immunization Requirement Form

Submit Immunization Requirement Form in person at Bitterroot College or mail to Bitterroot College UM, 103 South 9th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840. You must submit proof of two doses of MMR vaccination.

Need help obtaining your vaccination records or getting vaccinated?
Stop by or call us at (406) 375-0100, and we can assist you!

Step 4. Take Placement Tests

You may need to complete math and/or writing placement tests prior to meeting with our academic advisor and registering for courses. Stop by or call us at (406) 375-0100 to ask questions about your specific placement testing status.
Learn more about Placement Tests >

Step 5. Meet with Academic Advisor and Register for Courses

Set up an appointment to meet with Bitterroot College Academic Advisor Lea Guthrie. Lea provides information about degree and course options, helps you plan your course schedule, and assists you in registering for your courses. To schedule your advising appointment with Lea, stop by or call (406) 375-0100.

Learn more about Academic Advising >  
Learn more about Registering for Courses >

Step 6. Attend New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend our New Student Orientation. Register online to let us know when you are coming!

Learn more about New Student Orientation >