University of Montana and CWI Sign Transfer Agreement

Published: June 19, 2018

College of Western Idaho (CWI) students will have an easier time transferring to the University of Montana thanks to an agreement approved this month by the two schools.

The provosts of both colleges signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide students improved advising at both institutions; expand student access to institutional services and curriculum; and may shorten the time to a degree, by helping students avoid taking courses that cannot be applied to their degree requirements.

“We are pleased to finalize this agreement with UM, which provides tremendous value for our students and employees,” said David Shellberg, CWI’s Executive Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. “We are particularly happy with two specific online BA degree possibilities in both Art and Media Arts, programs that offer rare learning opportunities in these fields of study for our graduates.”

The University of Montana offers world-class learning and undergraduate research opportunities and facilities and is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. One of the nation's 377 top institutions for undergraduate education and a great buy according to the Princeton Review, UM has more Udall Scholars than any University in the country.

About University of Montana:

The University of Montana--Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of its curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and it provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, state, nation and the world. For more information, please visit

About the College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. CWI was granted initial accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in February 2017. For more information about the college, visit or call 208.562.3000.

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