Advising Procedures & Forms

Procedures

Declare or Change a Major

Many college students arrive on campus with a major picked out, only to discover that it isn't really what they thought it would be or it isn't suited to their individual talents and abilities. Other students come to college without a major in mind. In both situations, the majority of students will find their true calling by sampling a selection of subjects while working on General Education Requirements and will be ready to declare their major after their first several semesters.

Once a major is selected, you pick up a Major Change Form from the Registrar's Office in the Lommasson Center. You'll take this form to the major that you are leaving (i.e., your current major) for that signature and then you'll take the form to your new major department for a signature. At this time, you'll want to find out who your new advisor will be in the future.

Once all signatures have been obtained, turn the form back into the Registrar's Office or the Registration Counter in Griz Central. Your new major will be entered into Cyberbear and be reflected in the future on your transcript.

If you continue to be uncertain about major selection, there are some interesting exercises to follow on the Discover a Major link on the Undergraduate Advising Center webpage.

Plan My Schedule

The Academic Planner is a tool for helping you plan your course schedule. It is not like Cyberbear, where you actually register for classes, but it is a way of checking to make certain you are on track, are taking the right courses and it helps you avoid scheduling conflicts among classes.

Remember that you still have to actually register for your selected courses in Cyberbear when it is your time to register!

University of Montana General Education Requirements

Forms

This form is not available online. The form is available through the Registrar's Office.

This form is not available on line. This form is used to change registration between the 16th and 45th instructional day. It is available from the Registration Counter in Griz Central.

Students previously enrolled at the University of Montana who have not been enrolled for 24 months or more must submit an application for readmission.

This form is not available online. This form is used within the 1st through 15th instructional days of the current semester. The form is used for restrictions on courses such as: Major Restrictions, Class Restrictions, Closed Courses, Consent of Instructors and Consent of Honors. Do not use this form after the 15th instructional day of the semester. It is available from the Registration Counter in Griz Central.

Following suspension, students will generally not be considered for reinstatement until at least one semester has passed. For reinstatement, student meets with advisor to complete the Reinstatement Plan Form and gain approval from the Dean's Office.

Petitions

A student who is requesting to meet University or General Education Requirements in an alternate way must petition the Academic Appeals Committee for approval. The form is available here and it requires documenting materials and signatures from the student's advisor, department chair and dean of the student's college. For further information, please contact Paulette Nooney in the Registrar's Office at 243-2422.

Registration changes after the 45th day of the term is by petition only and requires approval from the student's advisor, the course instructor and the dean of the student's college. This form is not available online. It is available from the Registration Counter in Griz Central.

This is a petition for withdrawing after the 14th week of attendance. This form is available at the Registrar's Office and requires documentation and the signatures of the student's advisor, department chair and dean of the student's college. For further information, please contact Leslie Shank at (406) 243-2939.