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How To Apply & Register

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Interested in taking a class at MC? Here is what you need to do next.

Credit students need to apply to the College and can follow the steps listed below. Credit courses are for those seeking a degree, whether it is a degree at MC or another school.

Noncredit students follow the WDCE registration process, which does not require an admission application. Noncredit students are not seeking a degree.

You can also view class schedules and programs

Apply and Register Steps for New Credit Students

REQUIRED

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 18 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. 

In cases where the validity of graduation information is in question, Montgomery College will request supporting documentation, including any of the following:

  • Documentation from the secondary school to confirm the validity.
  • Documentation from the relevant department or agency in the state or country in which the secondary school is located to confirm that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education.
  • An educational evaluation completed by an accepted credential evaluation agency

OPTIONAL

REQUIRED

  • Claim your MyMC accountnew window (video). Go to MyMCnew window and click on "Claim Your Account." You will be prompted to enter your MyMC ID along with your M# (nine characters including the M). You can find your Student ID and M# in the letter that was emailed to the personal email address you listed on your application. 
  • 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 Guided Placement. Visit the Guided Placement page for information and instructions about this process.

REQUIRED

REQUIRED

Now, let’s prepare for the semester:

Compare and Save on Tuition

For Montgomery County residents, your yearly MC tuition is about half the cost of public four-year colleges and universities. 

a small pile of money

$5,394*

Montgomery College
(in-county rate)

a medium pile of money

$10,155

Maryland's public four-year schools
(in-state rate)

a large pile of money

$42,233

Maryland's private four-year institutions

(*based on an average of 30 credits per year for full-time students, 2022-2023)

Future Students

Get help navigating the admissions and enrollment process. Contact a recruiter, attend an information session, watch our video tutorials, and learn more in our resources for future students

Special Admissions Audiences

  • High School Students: Our Dual Enrollment Program allows select students to enroll in college courses while still attending high school.
  • Visiting Students: Are you a student at another college or university? Take classes at MC to transfer back to your home school! See our resources for visiting students for the steps you should follow to enroll and register.
  • International Students: Our International Coordinators work with students on every step of the admissions and enrollment process. For more information, see our Resources for International Students
  • Veteran/Military Students: Montgomery College provides a welcoming environment for veterans and service members who are transitioning into college. See our Veterans and Military section for more information. 

Transferring in and Returning to MC

Important Dates by Session/Semester


Spring 2024
  • Registration open now
  • January 22: Spring semester classes begin
  • February 5: 13-week classes begin
  • March 25: 7-week classes begin
  • May 17: Official end of spring semester
Summer 2024
  • March 18: Class schedule available for viewing for summer 2024
  • April 1: Registration begins for summer 2024
  • May 28: Summer session I classes begin
  • June 24: Midsummer session classes begin
  • July 8: Summer session II classes begin
  • August 16: Official end of summer sessions
Fall 2024
  • April 8: Class schedule available for viewing for fall 2024
  • April 29: Registration begins for fall 2024
  • September 3: Fall semester classes begin
  • December 22: Official end of fall semester
Winter 2024/2025
  • Class schedule available for viewing for winter 2024: To be announced
  • Registration begins for winter 2024: To be announced
  • December 23: Winter session classes begin
  • January 24: Winter session classes end
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What People are Saying
One of the benefits of going to Montgomery College was how easy it was to apply and how affordable it was. It made a good college education for me possible.
Tiffany Wilt, Alumna, now at Smith College