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Future Students

Welcome to Montgomery College

We've laid out all the steps you need to follow to become an MC student. Click the button below for details on each step of the process, or see the Raptor Reference card (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) for an easy-to-follow checklist. You might also be interested in special audience pages for adult learners, or for parents and families.

Get Started

Not ready to apply yet? Find more information below or fill out our information request form and we'll be in touch soon.

How-To Videos: Getting Started at MC

Watch our series of helpful how-to videos for everything you need to know to become a student at Montgomery College. (Videos en Español)

Contact a Recruiter


Fnu Nikita


As a first-generation Latina student, I’ve experienced firsthand the transformative power of higher education in my community. It has been a great joy watching our students succeed and accomplish their goals and realize that MC truly provides limitless opportunities for your education, professional, and personal growth, regardless of your background or status.

Here at Montgomery College, all are welcome! Whether you want to learn English, enroll in courses to learn a trade, or pursue a degree. My goal is to answer any questions you may have and assist you in navigating the enrollment process. Please visit me at the Germantown Campus.

¡Aquí en Montgomery College todos son bienvenidos! 
Ya sea que quieran aprender el idioma de inglés, inscribirse en cursos para aprender un oficio, o si desea obtener un título. Mi meta es responder sus preguntas y ayudarles a navegar el proceso de inscripción. Por favor, visítame en el Campus de Germantown.

Home Town: Silver Spring, MD. Born in Bolivia
Education: A.A. Information Network Systems, Pursuing B.A. in Psychology
Hobbies: Traveling and game night!
Favorite thing about MC: Its diversity among students, faculty & staff, and the sense of belonging students encounter at MC. 


Juan Serrano

“Anything is possible when you keep it in your mind and work hard towards it.” Those were the words of my grandmother. She knew I had a dream that no one else in the family possessed. I am a first-generation student who attended and graduated from college in my family. I always knew education was the pathway to success; therefore, I decided at an early age to earn a college degree. It’s a great pleasure for me to be able to guide and assist students in the journey of pursuing their college dreams at Montgomery College. As an MC alumnus, I aim to introduce the students to the college community, such as faculty members, supporting staff members, and student life. My greatest joy is to see students celebrate their education accomplishments here at MC, the best community college in Maryland, and to move forward to a four-year college or start their career. You can find me at the Rockville Campus, where my door will always be open for students needing assistance. 

HomeTown: Silver Spring/ Born in the Dominican Republic
Education: AA, BA.
Hobbies: Playing Volleyball
Favorite thing about MC: The diversity among students and the welcoming education, Yo hablo español.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Jimmy Nguyen

Being a first-generation American who came to the US at the age of fifteen, I realized that American exceptionalism and opportunities are available to all if you are willing to work hard for them. I have a passion for helping students achieving their educational goals because I truly believe in higher education and what it may bring to your future success and decision making. I hope to positively influence as many people as I possibly can in this wonderful journey at MC.

Hometown: Hyattsville, MD. Born in Saigon, Vietnam
Education: BSB, MBA, G/ACC
Hobbies: Online Gaming and Fishing
Favorite Things about MC: Its diversity and commitment to higher education for all.

Recruitment & College Access Manager

Camille Cauley

I know firsthand that Montgomery College is a resource for the family. As a parent with young children, I was grateful for the Youth Programs' wide variety of camps and classes for my girls to be involved in during the summer. In high school, they enrolled in Test Prep when they were in the college selection process. Our oldest is an MC alum and cried to go back to MC once she transferred. And our third is a current student. I even did the prerequisites I needed for my Master's program at Montgomery College! We had wonderful experiences with caring instructors who prepared us for what came next. Montgomery College can be that resource for your family too.

Hometown: Philadelphia PA
Education: BA, MPA
Hobbies: Gardening and Fishing
Favorite Things about MC: The diversity among students and faculty, variety of course offerings, and welcoming environment.

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Events

Join the Office of Student Financial Aid for events to help you with the financial aid process.

Spring and Summer Open Houses

April. May (online). July. August. Join us in person or online.

Are you ready to take the next step in your education? Do you want to explore college and training for a career? If so, join us for an open house event at Montgomery College!

Don't miss this opportunity to discover how Montgomery College can help you achieve your education and career goals. Sign up today and get ready for an exciting and informative experience. We can't wait to see you there!
At an open house, you can:
  • Meet faculty and staff from academic departments and support services
  • Learn about student life
  • Learn tips and strategies to be a successful student
  • Tour the campuses
  • Take your next steps in the application and registration process
Monday, April 22
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Check-in: Raptor Central
Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST) 122
MC Open House Online
Wednesday, May 22
5:30–7 p.m.
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MC Open House on the Rockville Campus
Wednesday, July 24
1–5 p.m.
Check-in: Raptor Central 
Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center (SV) 102
MC Open House on the Germantown Campus
Tuesday, August 13
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Check-in: Raptor Central
Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building (SA) 100
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To request an accommodation, please contact Camille Cauley at Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Health Sciences Virtual Open House

Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Curious about the vast array of health career pathways MC offers? Join us for a virtual open house featuring faculty, students, and alumni in nursing, physical therapy assistant, and community health followed by Q&A and breakout sessions in:

  1. Nursing (RN)
  2. Allied Health: Physical Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Health Information Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), and more.
  3. Health Enhancement, Exercise Science, and Physical Education: Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate, Behavioral Health, Community Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Public Health Sciences.
  4. Noncredit Health Sciences: Noncredit Nursing, Phlebotomy, CMA, CNA, and more.

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Future Students Information Sessions

February. March. May. Join us online with your application and registration questions.

Are you looking to get started at MC? If so, join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about your journey at Montgomery College.  We will cover all the benefits of being a student at MC, application and registration steps, ways to pay for your education or training, and more.

Join us online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 11, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m.

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*To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Camille Cauley at Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Recorded Events

Information Technology Institute Virtual Open House

Learn about MC’s Information Technology Institute Career Pathways that lead to IT certifications and entry level jobs in IT at a virtual open house.

  • Faculty and alumni discuss career pathways in cybersecurity, networking, cloud technologies, and data analytics.
  • MC faculty talk about career outlooks and how MC can help you reach your goals.
  • College alumni discuss how MC set them on a path for success. 
Business Program Virtual Open House

Learn about MC’s highly-ranked Business program from faculty, alumni, and current students from our recent virtual open house.

Areas covered include:

  • Degree, certificate, and course offerings that set MC apart from other schools.
  • MC’s leading faculty professionals and their areas of expertise.
  • Career outlooks and how MC can help you reach your goals.
  • MC’s seamless transfer process to four-year schools, where our students are transferring, and how they are performing at those institutions.
  • Dual enrollment opportunities where high school students can take classes at MC while still in high school.
  • Current students will share what they like most about their time at the College and alumni will discuss how MC set them on a path for success.

Montgomery College is ranked:

  • A Top Degree Producer by Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2022).
  • #7 Best Community College in the US by WalletHub (2022).
Computer Science Program Virtual Open House

Learn about MC’s highly-ranked Computer Science Program from faculty, alumni, and current students.

Montgomery College is ranked:

  • #1 in Best Online Associate in Computer Science Program Offerings by (2022).
  • A Top Degree Producer by Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2022).
  • #7 Best Community College in the US  by WalletHub (2022).
Financial Aid Night

Want to learn how to save money for college? Watch to learn all the different ways to receive financial aid and scholarships at MC.

Programas de Ayuda Financiera Estudiantil