Assessment and Testing Centers

We are here to help! Assessment Staff are available to assist students with inquiries on remote placement and registration.

Email us at RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu
We will answer your emails Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Call us via Zoom by clicking this link: Click to Join the Office Hours
We will answer your Zoom call inquiries during these hours:

  • Mondays: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MC Remote Placement

Hello and welcome to MC!

Montgomery College continues to work remotely. We have changed many of our procedures to make sure that you complete your placement requirements in a timely manner.

For summer and fall courses, Montgomery College has implemented a Remote Placement plan for all new students who need to complete assessments in English, ESL (English as a Second Language), Math and Chemistry.

Please note: returning students or current students who need to take a placement as part of their current academic sequence (i.e. math or chemistry), should make an appointment with a counselor for further guidance. To make an appointment, follow the instructions on this webpage: Advising Appointment.

New students, please read below for how to get started with your remote placement options. If you have any questions related to the information below, please send us an email at: RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu.

If you need an accommodation related to your disability to complete the MC Remote Placement tasks, contact  Disability Support Services before completing any tasks.

Part One: Claim Your College Account

First, you should submit an MC admissions application. After you submit your application, you will receive an M# (nine characters including the M). You will need this M number to claim your college account. Follow these instructions to complete three requirements:

  • Visit the webpage Getting Started: How to Apply and Register.
  • Complete Step One under the section Enrollment Process for Credit Classes to submit an application.
  • Complete Step Two under the section Enrollment Process for Credit Classes to activate your MyMC account.
Part Two: Multiple Placement Options

You probably have test scores or transcripts that you can already use for placement. Check your records and carefully review the list in the tab below: Multiple Placement Options.

If you know with complete certainty that you do not have any scores/transcripts to review, please move forward to Part Three: MC Remote Placement.

Multiple Placement Options

Review the following list of Multiple Placement Options. If you have scores and/or transcripts for any of these options, please follow the instructions in each bullet point to send us your records for evaluation.

  1. ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM: GRADE POINT AVERAGE (APPG) - If you graduated from a Maryland public high school with an unweighted, cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher, you may be eligible to register in credit-level English and Math courses. This option is good for up to a year after high school graduation. You must submit your high school transcript to Office of Raptor Centralnew window for review.
    NOTE: ESOL Classes are not included in GPA calculation.

  2. ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM: BY SUBJECT (APPE/APPM) - MCPS students who have earned a “B” or better in their final semester of Honors English 12, AP Language/Composition, Modern World History (APPE) or Algebra II (APPM) may be eligible to register in credit-level English or Math courses. This option is good for up to a year after high school graduation. You must submit a credit application to have the APPE/APPM placement sent by MCPS and uploaded to Montgomery College students’ records. This is an automatic process that takes up to two weeks after the student has been admitted to the College.

  3. APPROPRIATE STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES - You may be eligible for credit-level placement with minimum qualifying scores from these standardized tests:

      New SAT (After 3/1/2016) Old SAT (Before 3/1/2016) SAT - Reading Subset ACT
    English / Reading 480+ Evidence-Based Reading/Writing 500+ Critical Reading 26+ 21+ Reading
    Math

    530+

    500+ Not Applicable 21+

     
    NOTE: Students with PARCC scores must see a counselor or academic advisor to interpret these scores.

    SAT/ACT SCORES: Students should contact the Office of Raptor Centralnew window  for instructions on how to submit these scores.

      NEXTGEN ACCUPLACER ALEKS
    English 263+ Not Applicable
    Reading 263+ Not Applicable
    Math NGAQ 250-262 30-45
    TRANSFER ACCUPLACER SCORES: Students who have taken ACCUPLACER at another institution may submit those scores for evaluation. English and Reading scores should be less than 2 years old. Math scores should be less than 1 year old. Email RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu for instructions. Montgomery College does not accept ACCUPLACER ESL scores.

    TRANSFER ALEKS SCORES: Students may transfer ALEKS scores after completing Test #2 or higher. Diagnostic scores (Test #1) are not acceptable. Submit your scores for review to: ben.nicholson@montgomerycollege.edu

  4. GED -Maryland students who scored 165 or higher in the Reasoning Through Language Arts and/or Mathematical Reasoning modules of the new GED (computer-based, 2014 or later) are eligible to enroll in college-level English and Math courses. For evaluation, submit official scores to the Office of Raptor Centralnew window.

  5. ADDITIONAL STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES - International Students may be exempt from taking an English or language  placement exam by submitting official minimum qualifying scores for:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • TOEFL 575+ (paper and pencil test)
    • TOEFL 90+ (internet-based test)

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • IELTS 6.5+

    Pearson Test of English Academic(PTE)
    • PTE 61 or higher (This does not replace but is an addition to TOEFL and/or IELTS).

    Students applying with these scores will still need to complete Math placement requirements.

    If you tested more than 5 years ago, you may need to complete additional placement requirements.

    You must submit your scores to the Office of Raptor Centralnew window for review.

  6. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) or INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) EXAMS - If you have AP or IB exams, please submit your official records to the Office of Records and Registration for review. For additional information on AP and IB exams visit this webpage: Credit for Prior Learning.

  7. PASSED ENGLISH COMPOSITION - If you have completed a credited/college-level English Composition course of 100 or higher with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited U.S. college or university, please submit an unofficial transcript to the Office of Raptor Central.

    NOTE: To receive credit for prior learning, submit an official transcript for evaluation to the Office of Records and Registration.

  8. EARNED DEGREE - If you have earned an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, please submit an unofficial college transcript showing the degree conferred with date to the Office of Raptor Central

    Note: To receive credit for prior learning, submit an official transcript for evaluation to the Office of Records and Registration.

Here are some school codes you may use to submit official scores:

 Montgomery College CEEB Codes 
Germantown 5393
Rockville 5440
Takoma Park/Silver Spring 

5414  


Part Three: MC Remote Placement

No previous scores/transcripts? No problem! 

We will figure out the courses that meet your learning needs using our MC Remote Placement.

Below there are four tabs. English, ESL, Math and Chemistry have a tab with instructions and tasks.

 You do not have to go through all these sections. You will only click on the tabs for the academic areas that you need. Remember that in most cases, you will need to complete your English or ESL placement before you can complete your Math or Chemistry placement. If you are not sure where to begin, email us at RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu for guidance.

You will complete the English Remote Placement if your first language is American English and you have attended a US school for 10 or more years (elementary, middle, high school).

Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 18 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students. Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College and may only register through dual enrollment. Please visit our Dual Enrollment webpage for more information.

You will complete the ESL Remote Placement if your first language is not American English and you have not attended a US school for 10 or more years (elementary, middle, high school). International (F1 visa) students should also complete the instructions in this section.

After you complete your English or ESL Remote Placement, you must complete the Online New Student Orientation and the Online Academic Orientation. For more information, follow the instructions in Part Four: Online Orientations.

You may complete the Math Remote Placement plan while you are working on your English placement. For ESL and International (F1 visa) students, you must receive an ESL placement of ELAR970 or higher in order to begin your math placement.

You will complete the Chemistry Remote Placement plan after you have completed your math placement and received a MATH117 or higher assessment.

MC ESL (English as a Second Language) Remote Placement

Welcome to Montgomery College!  

As a new student, you should follow these steps if

  • your first language is not American English
  • you have not completed 10 or more years of study in a U.S. school (elementary, middle, high school).

 Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 18 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students.  Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College and may only register through dual enrollment.  Please visit our Dual Enrollment webpage for more information.

What is ESL at Montgomery College? 

There are two ESL programs offered at the Montgomery College campuses: 

  1. Intermediate: A pre-academic ESL program (“American Pre-Academic and Professional ESL,” or APPE) 
  2. Advanced: An academic ESL program (“English Language for Academic Purposes”) 

NOTE: Montgomery College also has a beginning ESL and GED program. The program is called Adult ESOL and Basic Skills for College and Careers. This program offers classes at locations throughout Montgomery Country.  For more information, visit their webpage Adult ESOL and Basic Skills for College and Careers or email: esol@montgomerycollege.edu.

 
What is Remote ESL Placement? 

This process will determine whether new students are ready for the APPE, the ELAP program, or credit English, and which courses are most appropriate. 

Honesty Matters at MC 

 Dishonest work on the ESL placement could hurt your ability to receive financial aid or hurt your GPA by placing you into a more advanced course than you are ready for.  

 Cheating is a violation of Montgomery College’s academic policies and principles and is taken seriously. You are required to follow the honor policy below when taking tests and doing the placement process: 

  • Do not receive help from others
  • Do not use the Internet or other outside resources
  • Do not use your cell phone
How do I schedule ESL placement? 

Step One: Apply to the College

 If you are still working on this step, please finish claiming your college account. Visit this webpage: Getting Started: How to Apply and Register. This page will help you complete the following tasks: 

  • Completing the admissions application
  • Obtaining an M# (Montgomery College student ID number)
  • Activating your account 

Step Two: Determine whether you need to do MC ESL Remote Placement 

 Some new students may not have to complete this process if they have alternative placements. Make sure to visit the section Multiple Placement Options in this webpage before completing your placement process.

If you have one of these placement options, STOP and submit your unofficial scores to: raptorcentral@montgomerycollege.edu.

Step Three: Complete the Remote ESL Placement  

Have your MyMC login credentials ready

Go to this link: MC Remote ESL Placement.

Using your MyMC login open and carefully complete the tasks in this form.

You will answer questions about yourself and write for about 30 minutes. The next day you will receive instructions in your college email to make a remote appointment with an ESL professor. This professor will conduct a brief interview with you, including a short speaking test, and give you your placement results. This professor can also answer your questions and guide you to next steps, which may include making a follow-up appointment with a counselor. 

Step Four: 

  • If you need to complete Math or Chemistry placement, you must do that separately:  
  • If you have completed your remote placement for all your courses, you must go next to Part Four: Online Orientations in this webpage.  

We look forward to talking with you and we wish you all the best for your experience at Montgomery College!

What if I need an accommodation related to my disability to complete the ESL Remote Placement tasks? 

For disability related accommodations, contact  Disability Support Services before completing any tasks in this section.  

What if I have additional questions? 

Email us at ESLPlacement@montgomerycollege.edu.    

 

 
MC English Remote Placement

English and Reading want to welcome you to Montgomery College!

Students should follow these steps if your first language is American English and you have attended a US school for 10 or more years (elementary, middle, high school).

Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 18 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students.  Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College and may only register through dual enrollment.  Please visit our Dual Enrolllment webpage for more information

Step One: Apply to the College

 If you are still working on this step, please finish claiming your college account. Visit this webpage: Getting Started: How to Apply and Register.

This page will help you complete the following tasks: 

  • Completing the admissions application
  • Obtaining an M# (Montgomery College student ID number) 
  • Activating your account 

Step Two: Check your transcripts/scores

 Some new students may not have to complete a placement process if they already have alternative placement scores. For example:

  • SAT scores 
  • ACT scores 
  • ACCUPLACER scores 
  • GED scores 
  • Transcript (Maryland High School or Other College)
  • AP Language and Composition Test Scores

Make sure to visit the section Multiple Placement Options in this webpage before completing your placement process.

If you have one of these placement options, STOP and submit your unofficial scores to: raptorcentral@montgomerycollege.edu.

Step Three: Remote Placement Process

  • Have your MyMC login credentials ready
  • Using your MyMC login, open and complete the tasks in this form: MC English Remote Placement
  • This process will take about 30-40 minutes to complete
  • You may only do this process once.  If you feel that you need to revise something after submitting your form and paragraph responses, please email EnglishPlacement@montgomerycollege.edu.

Honesty Matters at MC

There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the Writing tasks. Your scores will not change your ability to take courses at Montgomery College. We will use your paragraph responses to help you choose the most appropriate courses for your incoming knowledge level and academic path. 

Dishonest work on the paragraph responses could hinder your ability to receive financial aid or hurt your GPA by placing you into a more advanced course than you are ready for.

Cheating is a violation of Montgomery College’s Student Code of Conduct and is taken seriously. You are required to follow the honor policy below:

  • Do not receive help from others.
  • Do not use the Internet or other web-based resources.

Step Four:

  • An English and Reading Advisor will contact you within two to three business days.
  • The English and Reading Advisor may request to make a remote appointment with you.
  • After the remote appointment, you should be able to register for an English class.

Step Five:

  • If you need to complete Math or Chemistry placement, you must do that separately:
  • If you have completed your remote placement for all your courses, you must go next to Part Four: Online Orientations in this webpage.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I need an accommodation related to my disability to complete the English Remote Placement tasks?

For disability related accommodations, contact Disability Support Services before completing any tasks in this section.

When should I register?

For spring 2021 classes, we recommend that you register immediately. Classes fill up and you may not get the class day/time that you prefer.

What if I change my mind about placement?

If you change your mind about placement, you may email EnglishPlacement@montgomerycollege.edu and ask to make an appointment with an English and Reading advisor. You can also speak with an advisor the first week of classes.

What if I don’t want to take English composition this year, but I place into ENGL 101/011?

We urge you to take Math and English immediately. Statistics show that students who take English and Math their first year of college will complete college at much higher rates that their peers who do not. If you want to consider other options, please email EnglishPlacement@montgomerycollege.edu.

 
MC Math Remote Placement

Math, Statistics and Data Science department faculty members want to welcome you to Montgomery College!

You are reading this section because you did not have any math scores or transcripts from the list of Multiple Placement Options in Step Two of this website or you need to take a higher level math.

Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 18 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students. Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College and may only register through dual enrollment. Please visit our Dual Enrollment webpage for more information

If you need an accommodation related to your disability to complete your ALEKS Math Placement, contact Disability Support Services before you begin any exams.

Honesty Matters at MC

There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the math placement test.

Your scores will not change your ability to take courses at Montgomery College. We use your scores to help you choose the most appropriate courses for your incoming knowledge level and academic path.

Dishonest work on this test could hinder your ability to receive financial aid or hurt your GPA by placing you into a more advanced course than you are ready for.

Cheating is a violation of Montgomery College’s Student Code of Conduct and is taken seriously. You are required to follow the honor policy below when taking tests:

Do not receive help from others.

Do not use the Internet or other outside resources.

Do not use your own calculator. (A calculator is provided in ALEKS when needed.)

Do not use your cell phone.

 Who Takes ALEKS Math? 

If your first language is American English or you have attended a US school for 10 or more years (elementary, middle, high school), you will take the ALEKS Math placement test. 

 Non-native speakers of English may take the ALEKS Math placement test after completing ELAP Remote Placement. A placement level of ELAR 970 or higher is required to take this math placement test.

What is ALEKS Math Placement?

ALEKS Math placement scores help counselors and academic advisers recommend courses that are appropriate for you.

What is ALEKS Math Placement?

Montgomery College offers ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. 

ALEKS Math consists of the following items:

A tools tutorial that will help you learn about types of questions, content, and math tools that will be available during your tests.

Diagnostic (Test 1):  You cannot use the result of this test to register for classes.  The result of this test will create an individualized learning module that you will complete to refresh your math skills. You will complete this test in your own time with any digital device and a reliable Internet connection while following the honor policy stated above. Once you begin the Diagnostic (Test 1), you will have 48 hours to complete and submit the test. Otherwise, it will reset, and you will have to re-do the Diagnostic.

Test 2: Once you’ve completed the Diagnostic (Test 1), ALEKS will assign you a Prep and Learning Module that is built based on the results of the diagnostic. Once you have done at least 3 hours of work in the ALEKS learning module, you will see Test 2 available to take on your ALEKS home page. Keep in mind that you can continue to work in the learning module for more than 3 hours. The more practice the better! When you are ready to test, just click on Test 2 and take it similarly to Test 1 while following the same honor policy. After Test 2, you should make an appointment with Counseling and Advising to discuss your course placement. To make an advising appointment, follow the instructions in this webpage: Advising Appointment.

Test 3 (if necessary): If after consulting with a counselor or academic advisor, you feel that your course placement does not reflect your actual skill level you can retake the placement test. You must complete an additional 3 hours minimum in your learning module before the retest. However, you are encouraged to spend as much time in the learning module as you need in order to refresh your knowledge.

All tests are untimed. However, you only have 48 hours to finish once you begin. The typical test is 1-2 hours. Your test can be longer or shorter depending on your performance.

  How Do I Take the ALEKS Math Placement Test?

 Step One:

Obtain your M# (Montgomery College student ID number)

Visit the webpage Getting Started: How to Apply and Register and complete "Step Two: Activate Your Account and Determine Placement"

After activating your MyMC account, go to ALEKS to open and create your account. You will need your MyMC login information.

Once your ALEKS account is created, you can login to your ALEKS module anytime at www.aleks.com using your MyMC username and password.

Step Two:

Login to ALEKS follow the directions, and complete the Tools Tutorial.

When complete, ALEKS will automatically start you in Diagnostic (Test 1).

You will need about 2 hours of uninterrupted time, a paper and pencil, and a reliable internet connection.

Step Three:

Complete a minimum of 3 hours of honest work in your learning module.

You are strongly encouraged to work more than 3 hours in order to refresh your knowledge and to help ensure that you are placed appropriately.

Step Four:

Take Test 2 in your own time. Follow the honor policy mentioned above.

After you complete a minimum of 3 hours of work in the learning module, you will see Test 2 available to take on your ALEKS home page.

Keep in mind that you can continue to work in the learning module before taking this test.

When you are ready to test just click on Test 2 and take it similarly to Test 1.

Step Five:

Tf you need to complete English or Chemistry placement, you must do that separately:

If you have completed your remote placement for all your courses, you must go next to Part Four: Online Orientations in this webpage.

How Will I Get My Test Scores?

You can always view your scores in your ALEKS account. You should schedule a meeting with a counselor or advisor after completing Test 2. Your scores will be uploaded and registration for classes can occur the day after your test. Remember that Test 1 is used as a diagnostic. It does not count for registration purposes and it will not upload in the college system.

What If I Need Technical Support?

If you experience difficulty with your MyMC login:

Email: itservicedesk@montgomerycollege.edu

Call: (240) 567-7222 for IT Support.

If you experience technical difficulties within ALEKS, please contact ALEKS Support

Telephone: (800) 258 – 2374

 What if I need math assistance?

If you need math help, please contact:

Ms. Nafeesa Azizi, Germantown campus, nafeesa.azizi@montgomerycollege.edu

Ms. Lori Christy, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, lori.christy@montgomerycollege.edu

Mr. Scott Poese, Rockville campus, scott.poese@montgomerycollege.edu

Understanding How ALEKS Scores Correspond to Course Eligibility *

  Score Range (14 - 29) Score Range (30-45) Score Range (46-60) Score Range (61 -75) Score Range (76-100)

Majors that focus on the sciences (e.g., biology, science education, chemistry), math, math education, or engineering

MATH050/045 (Foundations of Algebra /Foundations of Algebra Support)

MATH050
Foundations of Algebra

MATH098
Intro to Trigonometry
OR
MATH098/165 (Intro to Trigonometry/Precalculus)

MATH165
Precalculus

MATH181
Calculus I

Majors that focus on business (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, economics) or information systems

MATH050/045 (Foundations of Algebra /Foundations of Algebra Support)

MATH050
Foundations of Algebra

MATH050
Foundations of Algebra

MATH150
Elementary Applied Calculus I

MATH150
Elementary Applied Calculus I

Majors that focus on communications (including advertising), social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, criminology)

MATH 117/017 (Elements of Statistics/Elements of Statistics Support)

MATH117
Elements of Statistics

MATH117
Elements of Statistics

MATH117
Elements of Statistics

MATH117
Elements of Statistics

Majors that focus on elementary and early childhood education

MATH050/045 (Foundations of Algebra /Foundations of Algebra Support)

MATH050
Foundations of Algebra

MATH130
Elementary Math I

 MATH130

Elementary Math I

MATH130
Elementary Math I 

Majors that focus on the arts, humanities (e.g., history, philosophy, literature), or languages

MATH 117/017 (Elements of Statistics/Elements of Statistics Support)
OR
MATH120/020 (Survey of College Mathematics/Survey of College Mathematics Support)

MATH117
Elements of Statistics
OR
MATH120
Survey of College Mathematics

 MATH117
Elements of Statistics
OR
MATH120
Survey of College Mathematics

MATH117
Elements of Statistics
OR
MATH120
Survey of College Mathematics 

 MATH117
Elements of Statistics
OR
MATH120
Survey of College Mathematics


* Please note that your eligibility to take math courses also depends on your reading and English placement.
  
MC Chemistry Remote Placement

Chemistry department faculty members want to welcome you to Montgomery College!

In order to be ready to take CHEM131 at Montgomery College, you must read through the steps in this section. 

Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 18 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students.  Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College and may only register through dual enrollment.  Please visit our Dual Enrollment webpage for more information.

Step One: Apply to the College

If you are still working on this step, please finish claiming your college account. Visit this webpage: Getting Started: How to Apply and Register.

This page will help you complete the following tasks:

  • Completing the admissions application
  • Obtaining an M# (Montgomery College student ID number)
  • Activating your account
Step Two:

Students are eligible to enroll in CHEM131 directly if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  •  Assessment level of MATH117 (APPM) and completion of one of the following:
    • ALEKS CHEM131 Preparation module with 95% mastery
    • CHEM099 Introductory Chemistry (grade of C or higher)
  • Assessment level of MATH165 or higher and completion of AP Chemistry or Honors-level Chemistry (grade of C or higher in past 2 years)
  • Assessment level of MATH181 or higher **
  • Completion of MATH165 (grade of C or higher) **
  • Completion of Precalculus (grade of B or higher) or Calculus (grade of C or higher) in high school within past year **

 ** Students may want to consider the low-cost ALEKS CHEM131 Preparation module (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for a review of background chemistry knowledge prior to enrolling in CHEM131 Principles of Chemistry I.

How do I request a registration override for CHEM131? 

To request a registration override for CHEM131 submit, send an email to chemistry@montgomerycollege.edu with this information:

  1. Verification that you meet one or more of the CHEM131 eligibility criteria
  2. Your student M#
  3. Term (Spring) in which you wish to register
Step Three:

Students with limited or no prior high school chemistry course background (more than 2 years ago) and assessment of MATH117 (APPM) must complete one of the following options:

  1. ALEKS CHEM131 Preparation module – contact chemistry@montgomerycollege.edu for course code
  2. CHEM 031 Exploration (2 cr) + CHEM 131 Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)
  3. CHEM 099 Introductory Chemistry (3 cr)
HOW CAN I BE BETTER PREPARED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN CHEM131?

There are 3 options for students to prepare to start CHEM 131. Pick the option that’s best for you:

Option A:

**ALEKS CHEM 131 Preparation module – The ALEKS CHEM 131 Preparation Module is designed to provide you with the pre-requisite background knowledge necessary to be successful in CHEM 131. To get started, contact chemistry@montgomerycollege.edu.

ALEKS is a Web-based system that uses adaptive questioning to determine your knowledge level in chemistry and provide you with an individualized learning experience tailored to your specific strengths and weakness. Because it recognizes your prior knowledge, it allows you to spend time learning only the content you need to master while bypassing content you already know. This gives you the ability to take control of your learning and master the material at your own pace over an 11-week access period. The module must be completed to 95% to be ready for CHEM131.

Option B:

NEW!  CHEM 031 Principles of Chemistry I Exploration – an academic support course (2 credits) designed to be taken concurrently with CHEM131 (4 credits) allowing students that need additional preparation to complete CHEM131 in a single semester. Check the online course schedule for available sections.

Option C:

CHEM 099 Introductory Chemistry – our traditional preparatory course offered either face-to-face or through distance learning (DL).  This class (3 cre dits) provides the background chemistry content needed to be prepared to take CHEM131. Check the online course schedule for available sections.

What if I need an accommodation related to my disability to complete the Chemistry Remote Placement tasks?

For disability related accommodations, contact Disability Support Services before completing any tasks in this section.

Who do I contact for help? 

Students should consult with an academic counselor, a Chemistry Department Chair or a faculty advisor:

Rockville campus: Chemistry@montgomerycollege.edu or Thomas.Chen@montgomerycollege.edu
Germantown Campus: Scot.Magnotta@montgomerycollege.edu or Don.Newlin@montgomerycollege.edu
Takoma Park campus: Valerie.Lantz@montgomerycollege.edu

 

  
Part Four: Online Orientations

 MC has two online orientations with important and relevant information for you. After you complete your remote placement for English or ESL, you should take time to go through these online orientations:

The Online New Student Orientation (NSO): It is designed to help students acclimate to the college environment and have a successful start at Montgomery College. Our goal is to answer your questions, connect you to campus resources, and help you capitalize on your college experience. NSO is required for all new degree-seeking students. Students must complete NSO before registering for classes. Click here to participate in the Online New Student Orientation. Have your MyMC login information ready to begin.

The Online Academic Orientation: In this orientation, you will learn about MC degree requirements, learn how to select your courses, and map out your educational pathway at MC. You will be able to view your remote placements for English and ESL. You will learn how those placements may determine the courses you can take in your first semester. This orientation is required for all students. You can complete the online academic orientation 48 hours after you have been admitted to the College and determined your remote placement for English or ESL. It is important that you wait the required number of days before logging on; otherwise, you may not see your course placements. If you log in and do not see your course placements, wait the time indicated above and log in again. You may also need to clear your cache or history screen. The online academic orientation can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It requires audio, although closed captioning is available for those preferring to read the recorded information. The program will take about 30 minutes to complete. You may return to the session later if you cannot complete it in one sitting. Sign in here to begin.

For more information about these orientations, visit our webpage First Year Experience. Scroll down to the section Orientations and select the section you want to learn more about.

Placement Testing

All placement testing on campus has been suspended until further notice. Read the sections below for updates and general information.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills for Health Sciences Students)

Montgomery College will offer online TEAS testing between October 7 and December 3, 2020.

Online TEAS testing is a new modality. ATI has partnered with Proctorio to supervise TEAS test implementation. There are several new requirements that you must learn about this new modality before scheduling a test appointment.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

1)  New students will need an MC student-ID to schedule an online test appointment. To submit an application and activate your account, please follow these instructions:

Visit the webpage Getting Started: How to Apply and Register

Complete Step One under the section Enrollment Process for Credit Classes to submit an application.

Complete Step Two under the section Enrollment Process for Credit Classes to activate your MyMC account.

2)  MC Retest Policy

 The MC TEAS retest policy will not be enforced during the current online testing format.

 However, TEAS test results will be stored in your College account.

 Prepare thoroughly. Adhere to the retest policy. Avoid taking this test too many times in a short period of time.

 For your information, here is the MC TEAS retake policy:

After the first attempt, MC students must wait 30 days before they can retake the exam. 

MC students may only take the TEAS twice during a twelve (12) month period, starting with the first attempt.

MC students should schedule an appointment with a TEAS coordinator for academic support prior to making a second attempt at the exam. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing: lsss@montgomerycollege.edu.

3)  Visit this webpage TEAS Resources for TEAS general information, procedures and retake policies.

PRIOR TO THE TEST:

4)  Carefully review the following information from ATI:

ATI Student Quick Start Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : This document provides information on important technical requirements to run Proctorio in your computer. There is also technical contact information if you are having problems preparing your computer for your test.

ATI Student Orientation Videonew window: This video provides visual details on how to prepare for your test and what you should expect during testing.

ATI TEAS FAQs and Troubleshooting Tips

5)  TEST YOUR COMPUTER! If you need assistance testing your computer hardware before your exam, email TEASTesting@montgomerycollege.edu to schedule a quick technology check session.

6)  You must register to take the online TEAS exam through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). This requires the creation of an account at the ATI website. All Health Science students, regardless of which health science program they are applying for, must select "TEAS for Nursing" when registering to take the TEAS.

7)  After you register, check your email for a confirmation email from ATI. You will also receive a separate email from Montgomery College’s Assessment Centers with instructions and the testing IDs you will need the day of your test.

8)  What if I need an accommodation related to my disability to complete the TEAS exam?

For disability related accommodations, contact Disability Support Services before scheduling your online test.

THE DAY OF YOUR TEST:

You must have:

A current federal or state photo-ID for testing. You will not be able to begin your exam without this ID.

Your Username and Password for your ATI account. You will need this information to access your exam. This is personal information. Nobody will be able to retrieve this information for you. Save your login information!

Your testing IDs. This information is in the email sent to you by the Assessment Centers after you registered for the TEAS.

TEST PREPARATION:

It is important that you thoroughly prepare for this exam. We strongly encourage you to refresh your background knowledge on subject matter areas as well as your test taking techniques. MC offers TEAS preparation courses. Visit this link for more information: TEAS Prep Courses.

 
GED® Testing

ALL IN-PERSON TESTING SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. 

Information and resources for students interested in GED® testing at Montgomery College.

GED section summary, print version (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
GED section summary, electronic version (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Students interested in TAKING the GED® test at Montgomery College should complete the following steps:

STEP 1: REVIEW MARYLAND STATE GED® TESTING REQUIREMENTS

You must be a Maryland state resident to take the GED® Test in Maryland

You must be at least 19 years old, or have officially withdrawn from High School by submitting a Withdrawal/Exception Form to the Maryland GED® Office.

Visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website for state requirements and forms: GED® Test Informationnew window

Note: Non-state residents cannot complete the GED® test in Maryland

STEP 2: CREATE A GED® ACCOUNT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

Visit GEDnew window to create your profile. If needed, request testing accommodations directly with GED®

Schedule your appointment and the exam modules ($11.25 per module) you want to complete; recommendation: no more than two modules per appointment

Select Montgomery College for your appointment; available testing dates and times will appear depending on your campus selection

Note: All scheduling is coordinated directly with GED®, not Montgomery College

STEP 3: ATTEND AND COMPLETE YOUR GED® APPOINTMENT

Report to the Montgomery College Assessment Center where you appointment is schedule at least 15 minutes beforehand

Bring an accepted, current form of identification to your GED® test appointment: 
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration driver’s license, learner’s permit or identification card, or a current active duty military identification card

Visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website for identification waiver form if needed: GED® Test Informationnew window

Note: No other forms of ID will be accepted without an approved identification waiver

Information and resources for students interested in PREPARING for the GED® test:

WHAT IS THE GED® TEST?

The General Educational Development (GED®) test is completed on the computer, and covers four subjects in four separate exam modules

The GED® exam modules are:

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 155 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning: 120 minutes

Science: 95 minutes

Social Studies: 75 minutes

With the exception of the RLA exam, GED® exam modules can completed in English or Spanish. Exam items include multiple choice, short response, fill-in-the blank, drop-down, drag-and-drop, and extended response.

WHAT IS A PASSING SCORE ON THE GED® TEST? 

The GED® test has a passing score of 145 for each module. To earn your Maryland high school equivalency, you will need to score 145 on all four modules.

Students who achieve a score of 165 or higher in the Reasoning Through Language Arts and/or Mathematical Reasoning modules are eligible to enroll in college-level English and mathematics courses at Montgomery College.

More information about GED® score levels can be found online: GED Test Scoresnew window

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY GED® TEST? 

Montgomery College GED® Test Prep: 

AELG GED® Prep-Classes  

EOC GED® assistance  

Montgomery County Public Librariesnew window 

Official GED® Testing Service Website: GEDnew window 
 
Select “Study” at the top of the home page 
Study materials including practice tests, questions and resources

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

GED® Testing Service: GED Testing Servicenew window

Montgomery College: montgomerycollege.edu/assessment

Academic Testing

We are here to help! Assessment Staff are available to assist students with inquiries on remote placement and registration.

Email us at: AcademicTesting@montgomerycollege.edu
We will answer your emails Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Call us via Zoom by clicking this link: Click to Join the Office Hours.
We will answer your Zoom call inquiries during these hours:

Mondays: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Tuesdays: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursdays: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Academic testing services are currently online. Faculty teaching remotely have different tools to safely supervise academic exams. Some of these tools are Blackboard, Zoom, Respondus, and others. You must contact your instructor to choose the correct option for your class.

For Students

Assessment Centers only use ProctorU via SmarterProctoring for online academic testing.

Once you confirm that this is the tool your instructor wants you to use, read the following materials for specific information:

SmarterProctoring Student Intro (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : This file has a general introduction to SmarterProctoring and ProctorU tools. If you are not sure how these tools work, the information in this document will provide you with a brief summary.

SmarterProctoring Student Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : In this file, you will find step-by-step information on how to use SmarterProctoring and ProctorU platforms. You will be able to find the SmarterProctoring link in your Blackboard toolbox, schedule a test appointment, reschedule or cancel an appointment, and how to start your ProctorU test session.

SmarterProctoring Student Quick Start (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : If you have already taken an exam using SmarterProctoring and ProctorU, but it has been a while since your last appointment, this document will provide you with specific steps to refresh your memory and schedule a new appointment.

ProctorU Student Tech Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : The ProctorU platform requires specific technical requirements. This document will provide a list of these requirements and how to test your computer hardware before your exam.

Online Proctoring Student FAQ (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about online proctoring services.

Students with Documented Disabilities

You should talk to your professor about your approved accommodations before scheduling an online exam.

You should also contact your DSS counselor to ensure that your accommodations will work well with an online proctoring tool.

If you have any questions related to your approved accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services before completing any academic tasks.

For Faculty

Assessment Centers only use ProctorU via SmarterProctoring for online academic testing.

If you would like to test your students using Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate or Respondus, please contact IT Help Desk at 240-567-7222 or ITServicedesk@montgomerycollege.edu.

For 24/7/365 online chat with a certified Blackboard support representative, go to the Blackboard Technical Support Website.

Faculty should also review the Academic Affairs COVID-19 Continuity of Instruction page for current information and resources.

For guidelines on DSS accommodations review the DSS COVID-19 Contingency Plan (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

SmarterProctoring and ProctorU Information

Faculty will use SmarterProctoring to submit test requests. Assessment staff will approve test requests. After approval, students will be able to schedule an online proctoring session with ProctorU using the SmarterProctoring link in their Blackboard toolbox.

SmarterProctoring Faculty Intro (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : This file has a general introduction to SmarterProctoring and ProctorU tools. If you are not sure how these tools work, the information in this document will provide you with a brief summary.

SmarterProctoring Faculty Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : In this file, you will find step-by-step information on how to use SmarterProctoring. You will be able to find the SmarterProctoring link in your Blackboard toolbox, submit a test request, enter test accommodations, edit a test window, and learn how to use the SmarterProctoring platform to monitor your students with their test completion.

SmarterProctoring Faculty Quick Start (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : If you have already submitted an exam using SmarterProctoring, but it has been a while since your last appointment, this document will provide you with specific steps to refresh your memory and submit a new test request.

Online Proctoring Faculty FAQ (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about online proctoring services.

Have Questions or Need Help? 

If you have questions, please email one of these Assessment Center mailboxes:

Academic Testing:  AcademicTesting@montgomerycollege.edu

Remote Placement:  RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu

TEAS Testing: TEASTesting@montgomerycollege.edu

 Assessment Center staff are working remotely. We will answer your emails Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

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