How To Apply & Register
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
- 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 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:
- Health Sciences Programs
- Southern Management Leadership Program (formerly Hillman Entrepreneurs Program)
- Macklin Business Institute Honors Program
- Montgomery Scholars Honors Program
- 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.
- Complete New Student Orientation (NSO). You must complete orientation before registering for classes.
- Meet with a counselor.
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.
- You can also read about the steps to registration.
- 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.
- See all student dates and deadlines.
- See noncredit (WDCE) course offerings and schedules.
- View COVID-19 information.
- 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
- Registration open now
- August 28: Fall semester classes begin
- December 17: Official end of fall semester
- 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
- 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
- April 13, 2023: Course offerings published online.
- April 7, 2023: Academic Catalog published online.