International Students
MC is proud to welcome students from 160 different countries around the world.  

Located on three suburban campuses near Washington, DC, Montgomery College (MC) is a welcoming, diverse site of learning for almost 60,000 students each year. Our many program and course opportunities can improve your academic skills, increase your chance for a successful transfer to a four-year college or university, or prepare you for a job.

MC offers a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs for students whose first language is not English, from the most basic ESL training to English Language for Academic Purposes.

Do You Need a Student Visa? 

If you do not live in the United States and do not have a visa that allows you to study in the US, you must apply for a form I-20 to obtain a student visa (F-1 or M-1) before enrolling at Montgomery College. 

Permanent Resident/Green Card and Immigrant Visa students must review additional information and then apply

DACA and Dreamer students can find more information here, and then apply.

Non-Immigrant Visa students (categories A, E, G, H I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V ) should apply here.  But please note: if this status is ending (dependents turning 21 years old, or persons ending the employment which gave them a non-immigrant status, etc.) within the next 9 to 12 months, see the MC International Coordinator's Office to apply for a form I-20 to get F-1 or M-1 status. 

Non-Immigrants in B, C, D, F-2, or ESTA/WT status should learn more about student visa types and when to consider changing to a student visa/status.

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Getting Started at Montgomery College

Information about the visa process and international credit evaluation, admissions, payment, and more.

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Feeling at Home

Find out more about our campuses and online courses, American healthcare, social and athletic activities, and Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Support

Learn how to contact International Student Coordinators, and MC's Buddy Program and International Connections.

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Resources

Read and find the forms you'll need, and helpful information about American culture, work, and home life.

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Current F-1 Students

Find out more about visas, employment opportunities, obligations, and transferring from MC to another school.

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