Prospective Students

Considering the University of Montana   

Prospective students with disabilities interested in the University of Montana are encouraged to contact the Office for Disability Equity for more information about access and accommodations at the University of Montana. Contact us at or 406-243-2243.

High School vs University

Responsibilities and expectations are different between high schools and university.
  High School University
Self-Disclosure School conducts assessments to identify and evaluate students with disabilities. School also notifies instructors who the students with disabilities are.  Students need to self-identify to faculty and the Office for Disability Equity (ODE) to receive accommodations. Students are responsible to provide documentation of their disability to the ODE. 
Use of Accommodations School often initiates accommodations and services for students.  Students initiate request for accommodations, services, and meeting with faculty and ODE coordinator. Students have a right to refuse to request or use accommodations. 
Academic expectations School may modify academic standards for students with disabilities. Example includes less homework, or changes in test formats.  Students with disabilities are expected to meet or exceed academic standards. Accommodations are designed to level the playing field and provide equal chance at academic success.