VUB offers short term classes – on college campuses across Montana – to provide an authentic "college experience" to help ease the transition for veterans into an academic environment. The classes provide a rapid academic review and assist in the development of skills necessary for success in any learning environment.

We have added Live Online Classes & Online Tutorials to increase course offerings to program participants at all sites. Online classes are indicated below.

College Transition Support

Get help in navigating college admissions, financial aid, registration and more. Dust off those practical skills – note taking, test taking, time management – and get ready for class. Find out more about the statewide support provided by veterans' service providers in your community.

Computer Skills

Brush up your computer skills and refine your understanding of the useful tools in Word and Excel. Improve the skills needed to produce more polished documents for college or work.

Financial Literacy

Gain the tools you need for better money management and wiser financial decisions. Create a personal budget and develop long and short term goals for a more secure financial future.

Foreign Language

Learn the basic grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation you need to communication simply but effectively in Spanish. If Spanish is in your collegiate future, use this class to get a head start on the material presented in an introductory college class.


If the thought of a math class has you breaking out in a cold sweat, this is your opportunity to face your math fears. Review basic math skills to fill in any learning gaps, remember things you used to know and strengthen your analytical skills. Move into algebra with confidence. VUB instructors are very good at addressing areas of math weakness.


Get a brief overview of biology, physics and chemistry and become familiar with the basic concepts and principles of each branch. Build a foundation of vocabulary, appropriate study skills and learning strategies to prepare for a college level science class.


Begin with a concise grammar review to eliminate common punctuation errors and prepare for writing more formally and with a purpose. Learn the writing process from pre-writing to evaluating content, organization, topic development, transition, clarity, and word and sentence choice to produce thoughtful and polished essays.

VUB provides a variety of online services to support veterans statewide. With our online classes and assessments, we have expanded the assistance available and increased opportunities for program participants to identify and address areas of academic weakness, to test their readiness for online learning, to explore career and educational options, and to have help available when needed. Click on the VUB Classes tab for a list of avilable online classes.

VUB provides both online self-paced tutorials for veterans who want to work on their own schedules.

ComFit provides online tutorials for students to refresh math, reading and writing. Program focus is primarily on three core subjects that contribute to academic success: language fluency/writing, reading comprehension and math. Lessons can be assigned based on student needs for general review, Compass preparation and more. Feedback on progress is immediate; access to the lessons is assigned in 8 week sessions.

I really enjoyed all of my experience here in the VUB program. I was uncertain about my plan for the future. Now that I have been through the program, I have the tools I need to get help with making my plans for the future. The program was very instrumental in my decision to go back to school. Without these college prep classes, I no doubt would have struggled in areas that I now have confidence. I am grateful for my experience in the program. Not only with the classes, but the people involved with the VUB program. The staff is very dedicated to helping veterans with their transition into college. I am grateful to have met other veterans as well, and to learn from their experiences.
Student Testimonial

Veterans Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by Montana State University Northern.