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First Year Program (FYP)

The First Year Program (FYP) is designed to help our TRIO freshmen transition to Montana Western and gain the skills and knowledge it takes to be successful college students.

Participation in the FYP is mandatory for all incoming freshman, or transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits.  FYP participants attend two workshops per block with guest speakers and TRIO staff presenting on a range of topics.

On workshop days, there is one session in the morning, and one in the afternoon, to accommodate every student’s class schedule for that block.

Download the FYP Dates and Workshops 2018-2019 Schedule


Upperclassmen workshops

Upperclassmen workshops are offered annually on the following topics:

  • Creating a Professional Resume and Cover Letter
  • Degree tracking (bi-annually)
  • Financial literacy, know what you owe, and scholarships
  • Interview skills with a mock interview
  • Graduate school