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July 31, 2013

MISSOULA – Missoula College University of Montana will offer free college preparation noncredit classes for qualified veterans through the Montana Veterans Upward Bound program during October and November. The courses are designed to help veterans brush up on basic skills in small, supportive groups.

Courses offered include computers, math and writing. An orientation and graduation will be offered, and students don’t need to be enrolled in Missoula College or UM to attend courses. Classes begin Oct. 7 and run through Nov. 20. No classes will be held on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

“The advantage of taking these courses prior to starting college is veterans feel more at ease taking classes with fellow veterans who understand and feel the same about getting back to school,” said Mary Opitz, coordinator of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Missoula College.

To register for one or more classes, visit and click on “future students” tab on left side of page. On the next page, click on the “admissions application” tab, complete the form and then hit the “submit form” button, located on the top right side of the form.

For more information call 1-877-356-VETS or visit





Contact: Mary Opitz, Ed2Go and Veterans Upward Bound coordinator, Missoula College UM, 406-243-7812,