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Date: October 1, 2004 (04-88) 

Montgomery College to Hold Fall Open Houses for Prospective Students
Information Sessions Set for Germantown, Rockville, Takoma Campuses 

        Montgomery College will hold a series of open houses for prospective students during the months of October and November.  Students, parents, and working adults are invited to attend one or several open houses to learn about academic programs, special admissions programs, and student services available at Montgomery College.  Campus tours will be available.

            The first open house will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus.  The event will be held in the Health Sciences Center, located at 7977 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland.  For more information, call 240-567-1583. 

            Montgomery College’s Montgomery Scholars program will hold an information session on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m.  The Montgomery Scholars program is a selective honors program for high-achieving traditional age high school students.  Successful applicants have taken college preparatory courses with a 3.0 grade point average or higher with competitive SAT scores.  Admission to the program is competitive.  All interested high school students must submit a special Montgomery Scholars application for admission.  The program admits 25 students each year.  The Montgomery Scholars information session will be held in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street.  For more information about the Montgomery Scholars program, call 240-567-5039.


            Adults who are deciding whether to begin working towards an associate’s degree or taking courses for professional development will have an open house designed especially for them on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The adult student open house, entitled “Making the Most of Your Return to Education,” will take place in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland.  For additional information, call 240-567-7870.


On Saturday, Nov. 13, Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be located in the small gym, PE Building, and the Campus Center, 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville.  For information, call 240-567-5039.

            The School of Art and Design at Montgomery College will hold its open house on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 1-4 p.m.  The School of Art and Design, formerly the Maryland College of Art and Design, recently consolidated with Montgomery College.  The school offers a two-year intensive art program, designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year art school.  To apply for the program, students must submit a portfolio of their work along with an admissions application.  Students in the program can major in either studio art or graphic design. They have the opportunity to graduate with an associate of fine arts (AFA) degree.  This open house will be held at 10500 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.  To learn more about the School of Art and Design, call 301-649-4454 or log on to

            On Saturday, Nov. 20, Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus will hold its open house for prospective students in the High Technology and Science Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, Maryland.  For additional information, call 240-567-7816.

            Prospective students are asked to rsvp to the open houses that they want to attend.  To RSVP, e-mail  For general questions about Montgomery College, call 240-567-5000 or log on to

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.