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Consumer Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) outlines information that institutions participating in federal financial aid programs should make available to current and prospective students. We've collected this information here to help you make an informed decision about achieving your educational goals.

For questions about consumer disclosures, please contact:


Higher Education Act Disclosures

Notice of Availability of Insittutional and Financial Aid Information 
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtatining Insitutional or Financial Information
Equity in Athletics Report 


General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities 
Student Diversity 
Cost of Attendance 
Net Price Calculator 
Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid (p. 71) 
Textbook Information 
Educational Program 
Instructional Facilities 
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements 
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Insitutional and Programs 
Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions 
Computer Use and File Sharing 
Student Activities 
Career and Job Placement Services

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Title II Teacher Preparation Report Card 

Student Financial Assistance

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs 
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements 
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Verification Requirements
Code of Contact for Education Loans

Student Loan Information

Rights and responsibilities of financial aid recipients 
Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers 
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers 

Health and Safety

Drug Free Workplace 
Missing Student Notification 
Timely Warning 
Vaccination Policies 
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log 
Emergency Notification/Emergency Evacuation 
Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log 
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Student outcomes

Retention Rate 
Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) 
Voter Registration

Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars

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2017-18 Academic Year

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018


2018-19 Academic Year

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Class Schedules

Summer 2018 - Class Search Live!
Summer 2018 - Bulletin: School of Outreach - Course Offerings
Summer 2018 - Class Schedule Addendum 3-21-2018  
Summer 2018 -  Professional Development & Personal Enrichment 

Summer 2018 - Printed Calendar


Spring 2019 - Class Search Live!
Spring 2019    Printed Class SchedulePrinted Class Schedule 
Spring 2019 - Class Schedule Addendum  
Spring 2019 -  Distance, Online, Weekend& Night Courses  
Spring 2019  - Professional Development & Personal Enrichment
Spring 2019  -Printed Calendar  

FALL 2018 - Class Search Live!
FALL 2018    Printed Class SchedulePrinted Class Schedule 5-31-2018
FALL  2018 - Class Schedule Addendum 5-31-2018
FALL 2018-  Distance, Online, Weekend& Night Courses  
FALL 2018 - Professional Development & Personal Enrichment
FALL  2018 -Printed Calendar

Eligible students begin registering via DAWGS or at the Registrar’s Office according to the following schedule. 
Monday, April 9– current seniors, postbacc’s & students with disabilities.
Tuesday, April 10– current Juniors
Wednesday, April 11- current Sophomores
Thursday,April 12- current Freshman
Monday, April 23 Readmitt Students
Monday, May 1  New Students – (new freshman and transfers) they have been notified that their admissions files are complete and they have been properly advised.
All DAWGS (on-line)  Spring web registration window closes at 10:00 PM, Sunday, August 26  Eligible students can register for or add/drop classes via DAWGS anytime after their Web registration window opens – see times and dates of DAWG availability above.  


Course PREREQUISITES are requirements (i.e., other course or conditions) that must be satisfactorily completed before enrolling in a specified course.   

Course CO-REQUISITES are courses that must be taken concurrently.  Prior to registering for or adding a course, students should review catalog course descriptions to determine if the course described has any co-requisite courses.  Courses listed as co-requisites must be taken in the same block/term. 

Students must have completed ALL pre-requisites outlined in current UMW catalog course description in order to register electronically (via DAWGS) for restricted courses. Students who think they have completed the necessary pre-requisites for a restricted class by means others than those listed in the current catalog should contact appropriate department faculty for written permission (pre-req overrides) to register or add. Written pre-requisite override permission (use Students Class Schedule Change Forms) should be presented at the Registrar's Office beforethe deadline to add or register for the term/block in question. Review current university catalog course description before attempting to register on line. Contact your advisor or the Advising Office for more information.

Advisor Information

Faculty Web Advisor Information

The University of Montana Western Faculty Web Advisor Information BANNER Web-for-Faculty (DAWGS) allows instructional/advising personnel to access the academic records of assigned advisees and of students enrolled in courses they teach.

Please remember, student academic information available via DAWGS is strictly confidential and should only be used for legitimate educational purposes. Unauthorized use or distribution of this information is prohibited according to federal and state laws and university system policies.

To view on-line transcript information of assigned advisees and students enrolled in your classes, follow the steps below (Internet Explorer appears to be the better browser to use when accessing DAWGS).

--Access DAWGS (
--Login to the system (password=employee ID or SSN, PIN=last six digits of ID; you should change your PIN periodically for security purposes
--Click on “Faculty & Advisors”
--Click on “Advisor Menu”
--Click on “ID Selection”
--Select the appropriate term from the pull-down menu
--Enter the name of a student/advisee or the student ID of the student/advisee whose record you want to review and click either the ‘student’, ‘advisee’ or ‘both’ Search Type, and click ‘submit’
--Click on "Student Academic Transcript" in addition to the steps above, or click "menu" or "back" to restart the process. To view the academic record of another student click "Back" or "menu" and click ID Selection again. Remember, course information is term sensitive so if you are looking for academic info for a student in a class, you must select the appropriate term, then ID Selection.

Be sure to logoff DAWGS and close the browser when you finish viewing on-line student records (this is highly confidential information).

Contact the Registrar’s Office (406) 683-7371 if you have questions.

Meet the Registrar's Staff

Charity Walters,
Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
(406) 683-7471

Alecia McDougal, Registrar's Assistant
NIRA and NAIA Eligibility, Applications for Readmission, Class Scheduling and Addendums
(406) 683-7213

Travis Gibson, Graduation Advisor
Graduation Audits and Commencement Participation, Foreign Student Advisor
(406) 683-7214

Nancy Rowley, Administrative Associate for Registrar Services
Transcripts, Credit Overload Petitions, Enrollment Verifications, General Registration
(406) 683-7371

Enrollment & Degree Verifications

Enrollment & Degree Verifications

The University of Montana Western has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verification services. Enrollment and Degree Verifications can be assessed by this website: For more informaiton regarding these services click on the following link. FAQ Students can also fill out a verification of enrollment form and either mail, fax, or turn it into the registrar's office.

Prospective employers, graduate school admissions offices, credit card and insurance companies, banks, etc, are encouraged to utilize this useful graduation verification tool. There is a fee for this service payable to, see NSC Degree Verify site for costs and payment methods.

Contact Information for the National Student Clearinghouse:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171 
Phone: 703-742-4200