What is High School Connections? 

High School Connections is a program designed to give high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credits simultaneously — the same class earns credits for both. And for the 2019-2020 school year, the college tuition is free! 

The high school dual enrollment program at MSUB/City College is part of a statewide initiative to increase the number of students pursuing post-secondary education by smoothing the transition between secondary and post-secondary education and to help reduce college debt. 

High school dual enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to complete a college class within their high school schedule, with a familiar teacher and in a familiar classroom. 

Credits earned are fully transferable in the Montana University System and transfer widely to other accredited colleges and universities. Be sure to check with the institution you would like to attend to verify degree requirements and acceptance of your credits. 

Tuition for this program for the 2019-2020 school year has been waived. 


Important Add & Drop Dates for Spring 2020 High School Connection Classes

High School Connections - Drop Form


What is University Connections? 

University Connections is a dual enrollment program available to all high school and home school students across Montana.  The cost for this program is approximately $51.50 per credit.*

  • There is no limit on the number of credits you can enroll for each semester.
  • Enroll in an Online University Connection course, and we will waive the technology fee.
  • It is up to the student to work with their high school to determine if any college credits they earn through University Connections will count towards their high school graduation requirements

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. Additional course fees may apply. If you have any questions regarding current tuition and fees, please contact the Business Office at 406-657-2301. 

NOTE: Reduced tuition is only available to MT Residents.

For ONLY the 2019-2020 academic year the tuition for the University Connections program will be waived


What are some examples of classes that students take?

 These are some example classes of common courses taken, please check with Sydney Donaldson with questions on additional classes

ARTH 150 - Introduction to Art History

COMX 106 - Communication in a Dynamic Workplace

COMX 111 - Introduction to Public Speaking

GPHY 121 - Human Geography 

M121 - College Algebra 

MUSI 101 - Enjoyment of Music 

NASX 105 - Intro. to Native American Studies

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics

PSCI 210 - Introduction to American Government 

PSYX 100 - Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

SPNS 150 - The Hispanic Tradition 


The Montana Transferable Core Curriculum represents an agreement among the community, tribal, and publicly-funded colleges and universities in the state of Montana. A sampling of these courses is listed below. Please contact Advising & Career Services for a complete listing.