Steps to Apply

To apply to Montana Youth Challenge Academy, complete the following process below to the best of your ability. Our admissions department is on standby to help with the application process.

*Enrollment for Class 45, scheduled to begin July 20, 2021 is now open! If you are considering Challenge, we highly recommend completing an application as soon as possible as spots are limited and fill quickly.

Step 1: Check Eligibility

Check to see that you meet the Eligibility Requirements.

Step 2: determine your area's myca admissions counselor

There are 3 admissions counselors available to assist in the application process. The candidate's location will determine which admissions counselor to work with:

Ty Robinson: (406)960-4418
Western Montana: Kalispell, Polson, Missoula, Bitterroot Valley, Butte, and surrounding areas.

Thomas Fenley: (406)925-9471
Central Montana: Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Havre, Browning, Lewistown, and surrounding areas.

Kevin Roche: (406)925-1562
Eastern Montana: Billings, Glendive, Wolf Point, and surrounding areas.

Step 3: Complete our online pre-application form Here


step 3: Download and Complete our full application

Download, print out, and complete the Student Application and the Mentor Application. Follow all instructions to fill it out as completely as possible.

Cadet Application

Download a Mentor Application (DOC)

*If you have not found a mentor yet, please submit your application and counseling staff will work with candidates to secure a mentor match.

Step 4: submit completed Applications

Three options are available for submitting your applications:

Mail completed applications to 790 E. Cornell ST, Dillon, MT 59725

Email application to your respective admissions counselor. If you are unsure about which admissions counselor you should work with, please email your application to the head of admissions

Fax applications to 406-683-7538

To schedule a tour or for questions, contact Head of Admissions, Mark McGinley: 406-865-0119 or email at