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Adult Learners

Adult Learners at MC

Welcome to Montgomery College!

You are joining thousands of adult learners just like yourself who seek to change their lives.

Whether you are switching jobs, adding skills for your current job, interested in taking a class for personal enrichment, exploring a new career, or starting your degree, you have made a great decision.

No matter how long you have been away from the classroom, we want you to take the next step with confidence.

Our programs promote personal, academic, and professional development to help you reach your academic and professional goals.

MC consistently receives high rankings and national recognition:
  • Ranked 9th in the nationnew window among community colleges for adult learners by Washington Monthly.
  • Ranked highly by Washington Monthly for ease of transfer to four-year schools, flexibility of programs, and services for adult students. 
  • Named to's list of Best Online Community Collegesnew window in 2018.
Apply and Register
Register for Credit Classes
We are here to help you make your move! View information on how to register for credit classes. Contact Raptor Central (240-567-5000) or visit a Raptor Central for additional information.
Online Learning
Online Learning
MC is ranked 12th in the nation among community colleges for online learning. We offer credit online classes and degree programs, and noncredit classes and certificates.
Lifelong Learning Institute
Lifelong Learning Institute 
The institute provides a variety of educational opportunities for Montgomery County residents age 50 and over. 


Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning
You will save time and money by applying what you have already learned toward your degree.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
You can pursue high-quality noncredit courses for job training or education enrichment. Many of these classes are open enrollment and you do not need to apply to the college.
Paying for College
Paying for College
You will save more than 50% on tuition costs compared to a four-year, public college. Also, check out financial aid information on Business and Industry Tuition Rate Agreements, where employers can provide employees tuition and fees at the in-county residence rate, regardless of home address.


How-To Videos: Getting Started at MC

Watch our series of helpful how-to videos for everything you need to know to become a student at Montgomery College.  Not all steps may apply to you.  Videos are aids to assist if you need to complete any of the steps below. If you have a degree, some college credit, or are enrolling in a noncredit class, you may not need to complete all steps.

Montgomery College at a Glance

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Students across three campuses and online
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$50 Million
Awarded in financial aid annually
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Countries represented by student population
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Student-faculty ratio