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How To Apply & Register

MC welcomes all students to a place where they can feel at home, and work closely with their teachers to learn and prepare for a career.
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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

Step One: Apply


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


Step Two: Activate Your Account and Determine Placement


  • 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 Assessment and Testing Centers/Remote Placement page for information and instructions about this process.
Step Three: Complete Your Orientation and Meet with a Counselor


Step Four: Register for Classes and Pay


Now, let’s prepare for the semester:

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

Summer 2023
  • Registration open now
  • May 30: Summer session I classes begin
  • June 20: Midsummer session classes begin
  • July 10: Summer session II classes begin
  • August 18: Official end of summer sessions
Fall 2023
  • Registration open now
  • August 28: Fall semester classes begin
  • December 17: Official end of fall semester
Winter 2024
  • Course offerings are available now
  • Registration for winter classes: Date to be announced
  • December 18: Winter session classes begin
  • January 19: Official end of winter session
Spring 2024
  • Course offerings are available now
  • Registration for spring classes: Date to be announced
  • 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
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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