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Students starting a bachelor's degree 

  • Students starting a bachelor's degree for the first time should apply through the main University admissions site at
  • Note: When completing the application, the intended program of study selected should be one of the following: Early Childhood Education/Montessori OR Elementary Education/Montessori.


Students seeking to continue or finish a bachelor's degree

  • Students continuing or finishing a bachelor's degree should complete the following steps:
  • Complete the inquiry form for more information and to receive updates about the program
  • Complete the Nontraditional Student Application and return it to the address at the end of the form
  • Submit Montessori Concentration supplemental materials:
    • Personal Essay
    • Interview


Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

Financial aid and tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To get started with the financial aid process, please fill out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) at using the University of Hartford school code 001422.

In addition, Montessori-specific scholarships are available through the generosity of the James Walton Montessori Scholarship Fund. 

To be considered for the Walton Montessori Scholarship, please complete these three items:

  1. A personal essay: Your essay may be of any length, but should include relevant personal and/or professional background information and experiences that have prepared you for participation in the Montessori program. These experiences might include a story about learning, a class you took, your own experience with Montessori or the experience of someone you know.  (The Non-traditional Student Application already includes this essay.)
  2. References: Please provide the name, email and phone numbers of three references. We will contact them; they do not need to write recommendations.
  3. Interview: You will complete a scheduled interview with a program staff or faculty member.

For more information about these scholarships, contact Paige M. Bray, director of Montessori Studies, at