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College and Career Prep Information

College Application Week

October 4-15 is Montana's College Application Week. During this week, Montana colleges and universities will waive the application fee. Use the universal application for 16 colleges in Montana at: https://applymontana.mus.edu/

College Fair

On September 21st, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to explore different colleges, universities, tech schools, and employment opportunities during the College and Career Fair hosted on the MSU-Billings campus. As of September 8th, this event is still planning on being in-person. Bus will leave Rapelje School at 8:15 and will return by noon.

2022-2023 FAFSA

The 2022-2023 FAFSA application will open October 1, 2021. Look under the FAFSA Information section to find links to video tutorials, how-to sites, and the application itself. Priority filing deadline for Montana is December 1.

College and Career Resources

  • Reach Higher Montana: https://www.reachhighermontana.org/
  • Montana University System Common Application: https://applymontana.mus.edu/.  Use this application to enroll at any campus in the Montana University System.  Montana residents do not have to pay an application fee.
  • College Essay Guy: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/.  Tips and examples for writing a personal statement for college and scholarship essays
  • Build Montana:  https://build-montana.org/.  A workforce initiative of the MCA Education Foundation, this site provides you with the tools you need to launch your career in the construction industry.

Career Readiness

Military

Americorps

Job Corps

Montana Conservation Corps

Engineering Resources

Construction Resources

  • Build Montana:  https://build-montana.org/.  A workforce initiative of the MCA Education Foundation, this site provides you with the tools you need to launch your career in the construction industry.

Fire Service

  • Resident Firefighter Program offered through the Missoula Rural Fire District:  https://mrfdfire.org/

College and Career Rep Visits

College Campus Visits

Please check to see how individual colleges are hosting campus visits before scheduling

 

 

  • Montana State University-Billings

    Sign up at: http://www.msubillings.edu/future/visit.htm 

 

  • Carroll College

Schedule your visit online at: https://www.carroll.edu/admission-aid/visit-campus

 

  • UM-Western

​View available tour dates and schedule a visit at: https://apply.umwestern.edu/portal/campus-visits