Getting Started: How to Apply and Register

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Fall 2019 Updates

Fall classes begin September 3. You can still register for fall semester classes that begin on September 3 if you have completed all steps in the enrollment process, which includes taking placement tests OR proving that you are exempt from placement testing. 

Placement Testing Deadlines:

  • Last day for ACCUPLACER ESL for Fall 2019 semester: Wednesday, August 21
  • Last day for ACCUPLACER for Fall 2019 semester: Saturday, August 24
  • Last day for ALEKS Math for Fall 2019 semester: Saturday, August 24

If you do not take your placement tests by the above dates and are not exempt, you can still register for late-starting fall semester classes. Placement testing resumes on September 3. See Assessment Centers and Testing for more information. 

What follows are the easy steps that will take you inside your first MC class.

Note that these steps are for new students who want to take credit classes. If you're a current credit student, see How to Register for Classes.

You can view class schedules and programs online.

For noncredit (WDCE) classes, you DO NOT need to follow the steps below: you just select your classes, then register and pay.

Enrollment Process for Credit Classes

Step One: Apply

Complete the admissions application.

Complete the admissions application.


  • Complete the MC admissions application.
  • Submit an official high school transcript. High school transcripts may be submitted electronically by high schools that use Naviance, or in person or by mail to an Office of Enrollment Services on any campus. 

General admission to Montgomery College is open to anyone who has either graduated from an accredited high school, satisfactorily completed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination, or is at least 16 years of age and has graduated or left secondary school. Standardized test scores (e.g., SAT, ACT) are not required for admission but may be used to determine your course placement. 


Step Two: Activate Your Account and Determine Placement

Set up your MyMC account and your MC email. Then check whether you need to take a placement test.

Set up your MyMC account and your MC email. Then check whether you need to take a placement test.

Step Two: ActivateREQUIRED

  • Claim your MyMC account:  Go to MyMC and click on "Claim Your Account." You will be prompted to enter your MC Student ID along with your M# (nine characters including the M).
  • Once you are logged in to MyMC, set up your Montgomery College email account by clicking on the email icon. This is the way MC will communicate with you.
  • Based on your academic history, you may be exempt from taking a placement test. Otherwise, you will need to take NextGen ACCUPLACER English, ALEKS Math, or ACCUPLACER ESL. Visit the Assessment Centers page for more information about these tests and to schedule an appointment.
Step Three: Complete Your Orientation and Schedule Appointment with an Advisor

Complete orientation and counseling. 

Complete orientation and counseling. 

Step Three: CompleteREQUIRED

Step Four: Register for Classes and Pay

Register for your classes and be sure to submit your payment on time. 

Register for your classes and be sure to submit your payment on time. 

Step Four: AchieveREQUIRED

Now, let’s prepare for the semester:

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