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|Q: What is My MC? I need to access Montgomery College's secure site.||
A: MyMC is
your student portal for accessing Montgomery College's secure
site. Students can register for classes, check grades, learn
more about events occurring around campus, and even join student
organizations. To learn more about My MC, visit What is My MC?
|Q: What is a PIN?||
PIN is a 6-digit number of your choosing. If you are accessing
Montgomery College's secure site for the first time, your date
of birth (in MMDDYY format) is your PIN.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
1. Visit A-Z
Index for a listing of all major topics.
|Where Do I Find...|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Q: How do I change my address?
|A: A Declaration
of Permanent Domicile form is required. This form is available online,
at any Montgomery College campus Admissions Office, or by calling the
Response Center at 240-567-5000. Please
be prepared to provide original documents to prove residency.
Q: How do I contact the campus Cashier?
hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (closed daily 1-2pm).
Hours are extended during the months of January and August. Please
contact the Response Center at 240-567-5000 for specific dates and
times. Cashiers can accept
following forms of payment: cash, check, money order, VISA and Mastercard.
|Day and Campus Codes
Q: What are the definitions of day and campus codes in the class schedule?
codes are defined as:
Campus codes are defined as:
grades can be accessed through My
Grades are typically available 7-10 days following the end of each
Q: Can I earn a degree by taking online courses?
At this time, it is not possible to earn a degree on-line at Montgomery
College. However, we do offer a wide variety of Distance
courses. Please follow the same registration procedures when registering
for Distance Learning courses.
Q: Do I need a parking permit?
permit is required to park in any Montgomery College lot. Please
visit the Safety and Security Office at any campus to obtain a permit.
provide proof of paid registration and your vehicle license plate number.
Q: If I drop my class, will I get a full refund?
are paid at 100% for courses dropped on or before the date printed
on the student schedule/bill. Refund deadlines may also be checked
MC. There are no partial refunds
for classes dropped after that date except in cases of involuntary
(i.e. military service, illness or death of student or immediate family
member, or transfer/change of work hours). Official documentation is
required for involuntary withdrawals and refunds will be prorated.
Q: What is a "registration error"?
following are the most common error messages you may encounter during
PREQ & TEST SCORE ERROR - Our records indicate that you have not met all the required prerequisites or have the appropriate assessment level requirement for the course you have selected. Check the catalog course descriptions for prerequisites and assessment level requirements. You may contact a counselor or faculty advisor for specific registration permission.
CO REQ - This course must be taken in conjunction with another course. The required additional course(s) CRN will be displayed in your error message.
CLOSED SECTION - The class you have selected is full. Select an alternative section. Only the academic department can permit registration into a full class, and generally such permission is rare.
LEVEL RESTRICTION - You have not submitted an admissions application and paid the $25.00 application fee. You must be an admitted student before you can register for credit classes.
STATUS PROHIBITS REGISTRATION - If you have not taken classes at Montgomery College for two years, your account may become inactive and you will be unable to register. Please contact the Response Center at 240-567-5000 for information on reactivating your account.
MAJOR RESTRICTION - You are registering for a course that requires departmental permission. Contact the appropriate department for information on obtaining consent.
TIME/SCHEDULE CONFLICT - The meeting times of the classes you are attempting to register for are overlapping. Check the class schedule for alternative CRNs and adjust your schedule.
Q: How do I contact Security?
| A: The
Safety and Security Offices at each of Montgomery College's three
campuses are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
|Student ID Cards
Q: How do I get a student ID?
| A: Take
your schedule/bill and a picture ID to the following locations to
obtain your student ID.
Q: How is my tuition rate determined?
| A: Tuition
is based on residency classification, which is determined by information
on the admission application form. Please refer to Appendix
F in the Montgomery
College catalog for the official policy on residence
for tuition purposes.
Q: Who qualifies for tuition waiver?
| A: Maryland State residents will have their tuition waived if they meet
one of the following criteria (waiver does not apply to fees):
Senior citizens and Maryland National Guard members must register during "late registration" in order to be eligible for the tuition waiver. Any registrations processed prior to late registration will be assessed the full tuition and fees. Check the Academic Calendar for registration dates.
Q: How do I use my Veterans educational benefits?
| A: To
receive Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) educational benefits
at Montgomery College, students must file a claim with the Veterans
Affairs Office at the Rockville
Campus each semester. A brochure describing the procedures
educational claims, as well as the rules, regulations and academic
available from the Veterans
Contact: Tuyet Nguyen-Jackson
Hours by appointment
105B Student Services Building
Q: Montgomery College has three separate campuses. How does that affect the student?
Montgomery College courses transfer freely from campus to campus.
Admission to the College permits you to apply for registration in any
course taught on any campus or at any
off-campus location. Prerequisites and similar requirements for
courses with the same catalog number are identical at all MC locations.
There are many programs of study which, because of relatively small size or need for highly specialized facilities, are offered only on one campus—Nursing and other health services programs at Takoma Park; Automotive & Building Trades, Dance & Theatre, and Honors Scholars at Rockville; Biotechnology and Landscape Technology at Germantown—just to name a few. But any course which is required as a part of the completion requirements for any program may be taken at any MC campus where that course is offered.
Q: Do Montgomery College courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
short answer is YES—many, many MC courses do transfer—but
The longer answer is that it must be a "College Level" course
which is a recognized requirement or elective for the Bachelor's degree
program at the receiving institution. If an equivalent course name
is listed in the degree requirements at the receiving institution then
you are probably in good shape. Developmental courses, typically
in English, Reading or Mathematics and typically with course numbers
lower than 100, probably will not transfer—not even as electives.
Highly specific courses in two-year technical programs—things like
Electricity, or Introduction to Carpentry—are also not likely to
transfer freely as elective courses into a Bachelor's degree program,
they might count as required courses toward an upper division degree
in this same technical specialty. See also ' What
is an "articulated" program? ' for more details about
transfer within the University System of Maryland (USM).
If you are planning to keep open your options for transfer to an institution outside the USM system—and MC students have an excellent record of successfully making this transition to many of the best known institutions in the country—then it is important to obtain the catalog of the receiving institution at an early stage and to discuss your transfer plans with a knowledgeable MC Counselor or Academic Advisor.
Q: What is an "articulated" program?
College has many programs of study ("majors") which are explicitly "articulated" for
transfer to the colleges and universities in the University System
of Maryland (USM). ARTSYS (Articulation
System) is an
online database maintained
by the USM. This database shows course by course and program by
program exactly what transfers as equivalent to what between any
Maryland community college
and any campus of the USM.
We also have explicit articulation programs for many individual programs of study with institutions outside the USM including Catholic University's Metropolitan College, George Washington University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins' School of Continuing Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Trinity College. Consult an Academic Advisor to learn whether any such specific arrangements may exist for your transfer program.
Q: What is the "General Education" Program?
Education requirements are a part of all degree programs. These
required courses provide students with a common, well-grounded educational
support and complement the courses in their major. The General Education
program at Montgomery College conforms with Maryland Higher Education
Commission Academic Regulations on General Education and Transfer,
which guarantee that students completing Montgomery College's General
program will receive credit for lower level general education courses
at any public institution in the state. For more details,
including distinctions between "foundation" courses and "distribution" courses,
|Where Do I Find...|
information (policies and procedures, placement testing, financial
aid, etc.) is linked from the Admissions menu
Visit Distance Learning and Continuing Education for more information.
Online registration is available through the Montgomery College secure site. A login ID and password are required.
|Schedule Information, Calendars, and Operating Hours||
for on-campus credit courses can found
Important dates can be found
on the Academic
|Courses & Curricula
(Programs of Study -- "Majors")
of individual courses and programs of study are available in the
online version of Montgomery
|Secure Site|| Log
in here for access to student grades and financial records. A login
ID and password are required. This secure site is available only to students
who have already been admitted
to the College.
If you are using a Web browser furnished by your employer and cannot access Montgomery College's secure site, your employer may limit access to sites using "secure socket layer" software which is used on our secure site. If this is the case, you will need to access MC's site from another location.
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- Scan the A-Z Index for your area of interest.
- Most topics related to student life outside of the classroom—bookstores, career centers, counseling and advising, clubs and activities, learning centers, libraries—can be found in Student Services.
- Information about Montgomery College, its history, and its campuses can be found at About MC.
- All of the College's institutes and community partnership programs can be found at About MC.
- Other useful links to regional and local community sites can be found at Our Community.
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