Summer Experience

Summer Experience offers high school juniors and seniors from across Montana the opportunity to earn additional free college credits during the summer and learn about how college works.

Registration is free and opens March 1. Space is limited, and classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applying is easy.

  1. Submit an Application for Admission
  2. Take placement tests if you do not have ACT scores
  3. Submit a Summer Experience Registration Form [PDF]

Courses Available for New Summer Experience Students

New Summer Experience students take COLS 105 – College 101, a one-credit course that focuses on career exploration, collegiate expectations and experiential learning activities. Learn how to succeed in both online and in-person college courses.

Class SectionClass Meets 6/27-7/29Experiential Learning Activities
COLS 105-01Tuesdays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 7, 8:30am-3:30pm
COLS 105-02Tuesdays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 14, 8:30am-3:30pm
COLS 105-03Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 7, 8:30am-3:30pm
COLS 105-04Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 14, 8:30am-3:30pm
COLS 105-05D (Remote)Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15pmJuly 14, 8:30am-3:30pm
COLS 105-06Tuesdays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 7, 8:30am-3:30pm

Choose one elective:

Course TitleCourse NameCreditsDayTime
AHMS_144_01Medical Terminology3MTW9-11:45am
COMX_111C_01Intro to Public Speaking3MTW9-11:45am
COMX_115C_02Intro to Interpersonal Communication3MTW9-11:45am
HSTA_101B_01American History4MTW8:15-11:45am
PSCI 210-90 (Remote)Intro to American Government3MTW9-11:45am
PSYX_100A_71Intro to Psychology4MTW8:15-11:45am
MCH_101_01Intro to Manufacturing Processes1MT9-11:45am
RLST_100G_01Intro to Study of Religion3MTW9-11:45am

Courses Available for Returning Summer Experience Students

Returning Summer Experience students take COLS 106 - Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course focused on college and financial planning. The course provides financial success strategies for college and information about college costs, financial aid and scholarship application processes.

Class SectionClass Meets 6/27-7/29Experiential Learning Activities
COLS 106-01Mondays, 12:30-1:45pmJuly 21, 8:30am-3:30pm

Choose one elective

Course TitleCourse NameCreditsDayTime
AHMS_144_01Medical Terminology3MTW9-11:45am
COMX_111C_01Intro to Public Speaking3MTW9-11:45am
COMX_115C_02Intro to Interpersonal Communication3MTW9-11:45am
HSTA_101B_01American History4MTW8:15-11:45am
PSCI 210-90 (Remote)Intro to American Government3MTW9-11:45am
PSYX_100A_71Intro to Psychology4MTW8:15-11:45am
MCH_101_01Intro to Manufacturing Processes1MT9-11:45am
RLST_100G_01Intro to Study of Religion3MTW9-11:45am

For more information, contact us at the Running Start program.