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How to Register for Classes

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Follow the steps below to register for credit classes at Montgomery College. (To register for noncredit WDCE classes, see Noncredit Course Offerings and Schedule Information.)

New Students

If you’re new to MC, you’ll need to complete the admissions application and other steps before registering. See Getting Started: How to Apply and Register for a step-by-step guide to becoming an MC student. Once you have completed the enrollment process, you can follow the registration steps for current and returning students below.  

Current and Returning Students

If you’re already a student at MC, log into MyMCnew window. Keep this page open in a separate tab or window to walk you through the process. (If you're having trouble logging into MyMC, contact the IT Service Desk. If you haven’t taken a class in the last four years, you’ll need to Reactivate Your Student Account before you can log in.)

Once you’re logged in to MyMC, follow these steps: 

  1. Click “Registration” at the top of the page.

  2. Click the icon that says “Register for Classes.”

  3. In the dropdown menu, select the term for which you want to register. Click "Submit."

  4. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see “Add Classes Worksheet” with boxes underneath.
    • If you know the CRN (5-digit course registration number) of the class you want to take, enter it in the box and click "Submit Changes." You can add multiple classes at once this way.
    • If you do NOT know the CRNs of the classes you want to take, click "Class Search."

  5. The next screen shows a list of course subjects. You can either:
    • Select a subject here and click "Course Search" to see all courses in that subject
      OR 
    •  Click "Advanced Search" for more search options (campus, start date, course type, day/time, etc.)

  6. On the Advanced Search page, choose your course subject and any other search options you would like. Click "Section Search."

  7. The next screen shows your course search results. If you don’t see any results, go back to the Advanced Search and choose different options. Click the checkbox next to the class you want to register for. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Register." You should now be registered for the class.
    • No checkbox for the class you want? You will see one of the following instead:
      • "C" means the class is closed
      • "NR" means that online registration is no longer available
      • "SR" means you need to reactivate your student account
    • Errors or problems registering? You either have a hold on your account or are encountering a registration add error. See Registration Help to find out what to do. 
    • If a class you want to take is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. See Waitlist Information for details.

  8. Once you have added all the classes you want to take, click on the red “Pay for Classes and Complete Registration” link at the bottom of the page. This page will show the total tuition and fees you owe.

  9. Tuition and fees are due immediately after registering! Pay your bill or make payment arrangements by the deadline or your class registrations will be dropped.
    • Go to MyMCnew window to pay your bill or set up a payment plan.
    • If you have financial aid, check with the Financial Aid office to make sure your charges are covered.
    • See Payment Options for Credit Courses for complete payment options and instructions. 

On-Time Payment 

You must pay (or make payment arrangements) right after registering!

Payment deadlines are based on the time of registration. Once you've registered for a class, you must pay your bill or make payment arrangements before the next payment deadline. If you don't, your course registrations will be dropped for nonpayment.

On-Time Registration

You must register for a class before it begins. You can register online through MyMC until 11:59 p.m. the day before the class starts. After this time, you may still register for a class the same day it begins, as long as you register before the class start time. To do so, complete a Registration/Schedule Change Form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and email it to the campus registrar on your campus.

Very few. Under limited circumstances, students are allowed to change or add courses after the class has begun. Exceptions will be granted and approved by the Dean or designated Department Chair for the discipline in consultation with the course instructor. 

  • If you are assessed by the instructor or the department and it is determined that you need to be assigned to a different course, you will need documentation of the new assessment and approval from the department chair.
  • If the College cancels your class too late for you to add another class, you will need to obtain approval from the department chair.
  • If there is a documented registration error by the College, you will need approval from the campus registrar, followed by approval from the department chair.
  • If you have a documented medical emergency that prohibited you from registering online or in person prior to the start of the class, you will need documentation of the medical emergency and approval from the campus registrar, followed by approval from the department chair.
  • If you registered on time, attended the course, but were dropped from the course for reasons other than listed above, you will need approval from the department chair.
Deans and department chairs for academic departments, after consultation with the instructor(s) of the class(es), will approve exceptions for: Add/Drop, Assessment, and Course Cancellation. The Office of Records and Registration will assist you with exceptions relating to College Error and Medical. The approver for these two exceptions is the campus registrar.

Do not go to the class and ask the professor. Your appeal for a registration exception must be reviewed and approved by the campus registrar and/or the appropriate dean or department chair.

The campus registrar and/or deans or department chairs provide the approval for registration exceptions. Deans and Chairs work with faculty to determine if space is available in classes, and if students can make up the work they missed from registering late.

More Information

Important Dates

Most classes are fully online until further notice.

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
  • March 29, 2021: Course offerings published online.
  • April 5, 2021: Registration opens.
  • June 1, 2021: Summer I classes begin.
  • June 21, 2021: Midsummer classes begin.
  • July 12, 2021: Summer II classes begin.
Fall Semester 2021
  • April 19, 2021: Course offerings published online.
  • April 26, 2021: Priority registration opens.
  • May 3, 2021: General registration opens.
  • August 30, 2021: Fall classes begin.
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