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Getting Started: How to Apply and Register

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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 MC Programs, Majors, and Degrees online.

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

Most Classes Are Fully Online

Register for spring classes. Most spring classes will be fully online. Students in certain programs may come to campus for hybrid classes. Spring classes will be held in seven-week and 15-week sessions. See the frequently asked questions to learn more.

Enrollment Process for Credit Classes

Step One: Apply

Complete the admissions application.

REQUIRED

  • Complete the MC admissions application.
  • Submit an official high school transcript. Due to the current COVID-19 situation with campus departments operating remotely, high school transcripts may be submitted electronically by high schools that use Naviance, or via email to raptorcentral@montgomerycollege.edu. Please note, we may request an official sealed copy of emailed transcripts for verification purposes.

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. 

OPTIONAL

 
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.

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 or may not need to complete our MC Remote Placement process. Visit the Assessment and Testing Centers page for information and instructions about this process.
Step Three: Complete Your Orientation and Meet with a Counselor

Complete orientation and advising.

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REQUIRED

Step Four: Register for Classes and Pay

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

Step Four: AchieveREQUIRED

Now, let’s prepare for the semester:

Important Dates

All winter classes and most spring classes will be fully online.

Winter Session 2020-2021
  • October 5, 2020: Winter course offerings published online for viewing only.
  • October 19, 2020: Winter registration opens.
  • December 21, 2020: Winter classes begin (all online).
Spring Semester 2021
  • October 19, 2020: Course offerings published online.
  • November 2, 2020: Priority registration opens.
  • November 9, 2020: General registration opens.
  • January 25, 2021: Full term (15-week) classes begin.
  • January 25, 2021: First seven-week classes begin.
  • February 8: Late-starting (13-week) classes begin.
  • March 29, 2021: Second seven-week classes begin.
  • May 21, 2021: Official end of spring semester.
Summer Sessions 2021
  • Course schedules and registration dates to be announced.
  • June 1, 2021: Summer I classes begin.
  • June 21, 2021: Midsummer classes begin.
  • July 12, 2021: Summer II classes begin.
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