UM Fills Popular Late-Starting, Online Courses

September 14, 2018

MISSOULA – For the first time, the University of Montana has offered late-starting, online courses for students this fall, and the courses are proving popular, having filled rapidly.

Two online music courses, “History of Rock & Roll” and “Country Music: Cowboys, Opry, Nashville,” will start Friday, Oct. 5, and run for nine weeks to the end of the semester. The classes are three credits, and multiple sections are offered.

“UM hopes to increase options for late-starting online classes in future semesters to support students who have dropped a class, but need to maintain a full load to continue their progress to graduation in a timely manner,” said Robert Squires, UMOnline director. “This also helps students keep their credits in line with the financial aid they have received.”

Although some sections have filled all spots, additional ones recently opened. Students may enroll for online courses through the usual process on Cyberbear at


Contact: Robert Squires, UMOnline director, 406-243-6056,