Summer Experience offers high school juniors and seniors from Flathead or Lincoln County the opportunity to earn free college credits at Flathead Valley Community College this summer.

New Summer Experience students take ID 105 – College 101, a one-credit course that focuses on career exploration, collegiate expectations and experiential learning activities, including community service and river rafting in Glacier National Park.

Returning Summer Experience students take ID 106 Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course that focuses on college and financial planning.  The course provides pre-collegiate students with financial success strategies for college and information about college costs, financial aid and scholarship application processes. Students participate in community service learning and experiential activities and evaluate how their personal values may impact their college and financial choices. Students also create a professional resume and write a mock scholarship/college admissions essay.

In addition to College 101 and Financial Literacy for College, students choose from a selection of college courses that meet Monday through Wednesday morning, including College Writing, Introduction to Interpersonal Communications, Introduction to Psychology, Medical Terminology, and History of Rock and Roll.  Summer Experience participants may participate in a free textbook loan program.

Registration for Summer Experience opens March 1. Space is limited, and classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to register; however, students are required to commit to participating in all five weeks of the program.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Complete an Online Application for Admission OR
    Complete an Application For Admission (PDF)
    Please check the Running Start box
  2. Take the placement tests.
    Your application for admission must be submitted prior to taking placement tests.
    Call (406) 756-3880 to schedule an appointment.
  3. Submit Summer Experience Application with required signatures (applicant, parent/guardian and FVCC advisor)
Application

College 101: Summer Experience

All new Summer Experience students take College 101, a one-credit course that focuses on career exploration, collegiate expectations and experiential learning activities, including community service and river rafting in Glacier National Park.  This course meets once a week and includes a complimentary lunch.

ID 105-01

July 3 12:30pm-2:30pm
Class Introduction, College Etiquette
& Expectations
July 10 12:30pm-3:00pm
Opportunities for Service Learning in College
July 17 12:30pm-2:30pm
College and Career Exploration
July 26 8:00am-2:30pm
Experiential Learning Activity
July 31 12:30pm-2:30pm
College and Career Action Plan

ID 105-02

July 3 12:30pm-2:30pm
Class Introduction, College Etiquette
& Expectations
July 11 12:30pm-3:00pm
Opportunities for Service Learning in College
July 17 12:30pm-2:30pm
College and Career Exploration
July 27 8:00am-2:30pm
Experiential Learning Activity
July 31 12:30pm-2:30pm
College and Career Action Plan


ID 105-03

July 3 12:30pm-2:30pm 
Class Introduction, College Etiquette
& Expectations
July 6 8am-2:30pm
Experiential Learning Activity
July 16 12:30pm-3:00pm
Opportunities for Service Learning
July 17 12:30pm-2:30pm 
College and Career Exploration
July 31 12:30pm-2:30pm
College and Career Action Plan

Financial Literacy for College

Returning Summer Experience students take ID 106 Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course that focuses on college and financial planning.  The course provides pre-collegiate students with financial success strategies for college and information about college costs, financial aid and scholarship application processes. Students participate in community service learning and experiential activities and evaluate how their personal values may impact their college and financial choices. Students also create a professional resume and write a mock scholarship/college admissions essay. This course meets once a week and includes a complimentary lunch.

ID 106

July 2 12:30pm-3:00pm
Class Introduction and Financial Aid 101
July 12 9:30am-2:30pm
Experiential Learning Activity
July 16 12:30pm-3:00pm
Creating a Professional Resume
July 23 12:30pm-3:00pm
Service Learning Activity
July 30 12:30pm-3:00pm
Writing a College Scholarship/Admissions Essay

Summer Experience Morning Courses

In addition to College 101 or Financial Literacy for College, students choose from a selection of morning courses that meet Monday through Wednesday.

Course TitleCourse NameCreditsDayTimeClassroom
AHMS_144_01Medical Terminology3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMBC 120
COMX_115C_02Intro to Interpersonal Communication3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 207
HSTA_101B_01American History4MTW8:15AM-11:45AMBSS 132
MUSI_123F_01History of Rock and Roll3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 202
NASX_105G_01Introduction to Native American Studies3MTW9:00 AM-11:45AMAT 203
PSYX_100A_02Introduction to Psychology4MTW8:15AM-11:45AMAT 205
THTR_101FH_01Introduction to Theatre3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 206
WRIT_101W_02College Writing I3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 209

For more information, contact Elizabeth Romain at (406) 756-3923 / eromain@fvcc.edu or Dan Salois at (406) 249-5713 / dsalois@fvcc.edu.