How To Apply & Register
Whether you know what you'd like to study or you’re exploring the possibilities, it starts by applying and registering. Apply to Montgomery College, now! You can also view class schedules and programs.
Credit students follow the steps below.
Noncredit students follow the WDCE process, which doesn't require an admission application.
Apply and Register Steps for New Credit Students
- 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 complete the Raptor Central Online Request Formnew window. 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.
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
- Apply for financial aid.
- Apply for Disability Support Services (DSS) if needed. Students must self-identify and are encouraged to contact DSS as soon as possible after admission to the College.
- If you qualify for the Maryland Dream Act, complete the forms.
- Some programs at the College have additional admissions requirements and/or deadlines.
See each program for details:
- 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 Remote Placement process. Visit the Assessment and Testing Centers/Remote Placement page for information and instructions about this process.
Now, let’s prepare for the semester:
- Register for classes by logging in to MyMC, clicking on "Registration," then choosing the icon that says “Register for Classes.” After completing your registration, print your schedule.
- Pay tuition and fees. You can make payments in full online or in person, by mail or by wire. Interest-free tuition installment plans and payment by third-party sponsors are also available. Find out more about Payment Options.
- Find out how to obtain your MC Photo ID.
- Obtain your parking permit.
- Purchase/rent your books from the MC Campus Store.
- Attend class!
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
- Returning to MC: Returning Montgomery College credit students do not need to complete the admissions application. See more about returning.
- Transferring to MC: Learn more about transferring.
- Credit for Prior Learning: You can earn credit and advanced standing for knowledge you've gained outside the classroom. Learn more about prior credit.
- View vaccine and mask requirements to access on-campus classes and services.
- See all student dates and deadlines.
- See noncredit (WDCE) course offerings and schedules.
- August 29: Fall classes began
- September 12: 13-week classes began
- October 26: 7-week classes began
- December 18: Fall classes end
- Registration open now
- December 19: Winter session classes begin
- January 20: Winter session classes end
- Registration open now
- January 23: Spring classes begin
- February 6: 13-week classes begin
- March 27: 7-week classes begin
- April 18, 2022: Course offerings published online.