Steps to Apply

Ready to accept the Challenge? Complete the following steps to apply to Montana Youth Challenge Academy. Our admissions department is on standby to help with the application process.

*Enrollment for Class 46, scheduled to begin January 18, 2022 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 (optional): Request more informtion about myca
ask a question

Still have questions about Challenge? Ask our staff a question.

Or, if you're ready to apply

step 3: Complete the full application here

The admissions counselor in your area will follow up with you to collect necessary documents and to discuss your goals.

step 4: secure a mentor for the post-residential phase

Download a Mentor Application

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

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