Frequently Asked Questions
All ACT Courses:
Yes! You register for all ACT courses through the Catcourse class registration portal. Some faculty and staff may be eligible for tuition waivers, more information on the Human Resources website.
You can contact the Health & Human Development advising office at 406-994-4001 or contact Tony Brown at [email protected]
It is not uncommon to have 2-3 folks come off the waitlist and get into a course. It is less likely if you are further down the waitlist. If additional spots were to open up in a course, priority would be given to those on the waitlist. For help with the waitlisting project, please go to:https://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html.
Unfortunately, we are currently capped on the number of credits we can offer per semester, so regardless of the demand we are not able to open additional sections. We are always looking for comments to pass on to the provost's office to help us make a case to offer an increased number of courses to help meet student demand-please submit comments via this a short survey to have your voice heard.
The process is as follows:
- The student first on the waitlist receives an email that a spot has opened up
- This student has 24hrs from when the email was sent to them to register
- If they do not register within 24hrs the student 2nd on the waitlist gets the opportunity to register and so forth
- The student that was first on the waitlist (but doesn’t register in time) does get put back on the list but at the bottom of the list
No. You can only register/waitlist for one section of a course.
Outdoor/Wilderness Medicine Course Specific:
We are continuing to petition the University to allow us to offer more of these courses to meet demand from students like yourself; we are currently capped on the number of credits we can offer per semester, so regardless of the demand we are not able to open additional sections. We are always looking for comments to pass on to the provost's office-please submit comments via this a short survey to have your voice heard.
There are still a number of options to get educated!
We partner with the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) to do 1-hour avalanche awareness talks in the residence halls. You can talk to your RA to get more info.
Avalanche Rescue Clinics:
We run free 1.5-hour avalanche rescue clinics on a weekly basis during the spring semester. They cover the usage of essential rescue equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe) as well as the basics of performing a rescue. When someone takes a clinic they are eligible for a free weekend rental of an avalanche safety package (beacon, shovel, and probe) as well as discounts for semester-long rentals.
Avalanche Fundamentals Course:
The Friends of the GNFAC run a series of very affordable introductory courses that include pre-recorded videos, a live Q&A, and 1-day field course to accompany the online lectures.
Other Level 1 and Level 2 Courses:
The GNFAC education calendar lists all of the avalanche education course options in the Bozeman area.
The rental costs of any equipment needed is included in the course fee. A full packing list for all course types can be found here: http://www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/packing_list.html.
It is your responsibility to size and reserve any equipment you will need for your course by coming into the Outdoor Recreation Program Rental Shop, shop hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday. We recommend reserving equipment as early as possible to ensure we have what you need; just let the shop attendant know which class you are in and they can help you get geared up.
There is some personal clothing items that students are expected to supply themselves; please communicate with the instructor early on if you're having a hard time finding those items and we'll work with you to figure out a solution.
Yes! We are so excited to offer scholarships for all of our programs, included our credit-based outdoor courses. Scholarships applications should be submitted prior to course start; if you are awarded a full or partial scholarship then the fee will be removed or adjusted before it is applied to your student account. Apply at https://www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/scholarshipform.html. If you are interested in donating to ensure that this program continues, please find a secure donation option on our website: https://www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/donate.html