Early Placement Program allows selected high school juniors and seniors
to enhance their class schedule with college-level credit course work
and experience the independence of college-level study.
The Early Placement
Program is for students in high schools who are eligible to earn college
credits. The credits earned may be applied to a degree program at Montgomery
College or may be transferred to another institution. In addition, Early
Placement students may enroll in a variety of curricula at the College,
provided they meet the necessary prerequisites.
More than 3,000
high school students have begun their college careers by participating
in this program. Students who meet the academic requirements of the
program and demonstrate academic initiative and personal maturity are
invited to accept the challenge.
In order to be eligible for the Early Placement Program students will:
1. Have completed their sophomore year prior to their participation in the program.
2. Have an articulated plan for school and college attendance during their junior and/or senior year, which will include ALL courses required for high school graduation with time remaining in the schedule to include college courses.
3. Have an overall 3.0 grade point average at the end of their sophomore year or overall 2.75 grade point average at the end of their junior year and have the approval of their parents (or guardians), principal, and/or guidance counselor as an early placement candidate.
4. Home school students must submit documentation indicating they are in compliance with state and county educational guidelines and must meet the same aforementioned requirements.
5. Students in a public or private high school or equivalent, who do not meet these requirements, but whose achievement in a certain field of study is clearly exceptional, surpassing the level of courses offered by the school attended may be admitted on an exceptional case-by-case basis.
6. Students under the age of 16 must be interviewed and approved, with a parent, by the Dean of Student Development.
Students may obtain a Montgomery
College application and Early
Placement form in their high school career center. Students must
return the completed form, high school transcript, and MC application
for admission to the Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration
at the campus they wish to attend.
Assessment and Prerequisites
As with all students at Montgomery College, students in the Early Placement
Program will be required to meet all assessment and prerequisite course
requirements. MC counselors will assist you in appropriate course selections.
Tuition and Fees
A student enrolled in the Early Placement Program is considered a Montgomery
College student; therefore, he or she is subject to all Montgomery College
academic regulations, tuition, and fees.
Early Placement students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Grants for which you may be eligible:
State Dual Enrollment Grant
Applicants for this grant and their parents must be residents of Maryland.
The grant can only be used to pay for the cost of tuition and fees
of one three credit hour course. Home-school students are not eligible
for this grant.
MC Board of Trustees High School Grant
Applicants for this grant must be Montgomery County residents. The
grant can only be used to pay for the cost of tuition and fees of
one three credit hour course. Home-school students are eligible for
College Institute Grant
Applicants for this grant must be Wootton or Gaithersburg High School
students enrolled in the MC College Institute. This grant pays for
tuition and fees, as well as a book allowance that is determined by
the Scholarship Coordinator. The maximum grant per student depends
on financial need and available funds.
more information about these financial aid programs, please contact
the Scholarship Coordinator, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street,
Rockville, MD 20850.
Most college-level classes offered for credit, whether day, evening,
or extension center offerings, are open to Early Placement students.
Students may register for summer, fall, and spring sessions.
The Montgomery College Advantage
Montgomery College works closely with Montgomery County Public Schools,
local businesses, agencies, and four-year institutions to establish
and provide courses and programs to meet the needs of our community.
• flexible scheduling (day, evening, weekend, telecourse, and
distance learning classes)
• affordable tuition
• award-winning faculty and programs
• state-of-the-art facilities
• educational alliances with University of Maryland University
College and Johns Hopkins University
more information about Montgomery College, call 240-567-5000 or visit
our Web site at www.montgomerycollege.edu
For additional information about the Early Placement Program, call the
Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration.
Germantown: 240-567-7816, Rockville: 240-567-5000, Takoma Park/Silver