Admission and Registration Procedures

The WINTER COURSE ENROLLMENT PRoCESS BEGAN on Monday, October 7th

The SPRING COURSE ENROLLMENT Process will begin on Monday, October 14th

Click HERE (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for more details on the winter/spring enrollment timeline.

To complete the admission and registration procedures, please select the option below that best describes your status.

MC uses an online registration process for Dual Enrollment students attending MCPS schools. Students will be able to complete all enrollment steps, obtain appropriate approvals, and track progress electronically.

Review the College and program requirements and the Dual Enrollment student checklist (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) , then meet with your high school counselor to discuss your overall education plan to include your high school program of study and the college course(s) you wish to take.  You must also submit your Dual Credit Refusal Form to MCPS.  MC Counselors are also available to help students select courses that will lead towards a degree and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

Submit an MC admissions application online following the instructions below. MC will confirm your DE participation with your high school DEPA, assign you a College ID number (M number), and mail you an admissions welcome letter. 

As a high school student, the entire enrollment process is handled through the Dual Enrollment Office. Please check with your MCPS DEPA or an MC Academic Coordinator should you have any immediate questions. 

The Dual Enrollment office will contact you by email once you have submitted the admissions application and your info has been verified. This process generally takes up to 2-3 business days after proper submission. The email you receive will notify you regarding next steps to enroll at MC. Additionally, you will be mailed an admissions letter with other important information that you will need as a student. Please keep this in a safe place, as you will need to reference it later.

Online College Admissions Application Process

All students applying to Montgomery College through Dual Enrollment MUST use the online admissions application system. You may now follow the instructions and click the link below to officially submit your online MC credit admissions application:

Apply Online for College Admission:  Please read and follow these steps before completing the online Application for Admission:

  1. On the first screen, select Apply Online Now.
  2. You will see a place for a login ID and a PIN. Since you are a new applicant, click on First time user account creation.
  3. Click Yes and OK on the dialogue boxes that appear on the screens.
  4. Follow the directions on the page to create your Login ID and PIN.
  5. Your application type is DUAL ENROLLMENT.

Returning Students DO NOT reapply for college admission. Contact your high school DEPA to start the semester enrollment process using your same College ID number (M Number).

Create an account at the MC DualEnroll site using the college ID (M Number) provided to you by your MCPS DEPA. MC will verify and match your profile information with your online admissions application.     

Returning Students Only: If you previously submitted an online MC admissions application AND set up an MC dualenroll.com account, then proceed to Step Four.  

Each semester, you will use the MC DualEnroll site to request enrollment. This includes a participation agreement, parent/guardian approval, high school counselor recommendation,and college course request. At this point, you should have also submitted a Dual Credit Refusal form directly to your DEPA or counselor PRIOR to enrollment.

Students must have appropriate subject placements in order to register for a College course.  Students may take the ACCUPLACER assessment test at their high school or at MC for placement.  Dual Enrollment students can also satisfy placement using numbers 1, 5, or 6 on the Placement Exemption document (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .  Contact your DEPA to schedule/submit your assessment test/placement exemption.
If you are a first time student, you must complete an online Academic Orientation AFTER the College has received appropriate assessment/placement info for you.  Once completed, you will need to upload the proof of completion certificate through the MC DualEnroll site.
Each semester, MCPS will review your participation request, which includes submitting a HS counselor recommendation, submitting an official HS transcript, verifying financial status, approving college course request, verifying dual credit refusal form, and obtaining principal's approval.
An MC Academic Coordinator will review and confirm your Dual Enrollment program status via dualenroll.com to include all required documents and consents as well as placement eligibility for the course(s) requested.
After all of the steps in dualenroll.com have been completed and verified, an MC Academic Coordinator will review your portfolio and register as appropriate. You will be notified by email and MC will mail you an acceptance letter with class schedule and bill.
You will need to pay all required MC tuition and fees, in accordance with the College’s payment deadlines. Students with demonstrated financial need must apply for the appropriate assistance or college grant by the posted deadlines. 

On-Time Registration Policy: On-Time Registration means that registration and payment are due before each class is scheduled to start. Payment deadlines are based on the time of registration. Each student is responsible for his or her tuition and fees. Register for classes and then make payment arrangements so your courses are not dropped for nonpayment. Contact the Dual Enrollment main office for more information.

MC now uses an online enrollment management process for Private, Homeschooled, Out of State or in-State non-MCPS public school students.   Students will be able to complete all enrollment steps, obtain appropriate approvals, and track progress directly with the MC dualenroll.com system.  Paper approval and registration forms will no longer be accepted.

Review the College and program requirements and frequently asked questions (FAQ) then meet with your high school counselor or administrator to discuss your overall education plan.  MC academic coordinatrors and counselors are also available to help students select courses that will lead towards a degree at MC and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

Submit an MC credit admissions application through the college’s online application system (instructions below).  MC will notify you by e-mail/letter with admissions verification and college ID info. Once your College admissions application has been approved, you must also meet the Dual Enrollment requirements in order to be eligible to enroll in college courses as a high school student.

Online College Admissions Application Process

All students applying to Montgomery College through Dual Enrollment MUST use the online admissions application system following the instructions below.  Once the application is submitted, the College's admissions/registrars office will contact you by e-mail/letter to provide you with your college ID number and other important information that you will need as a student. Please keep this in a safe place, as you will need to reference it later. The admissions process generally takes up to 3-4 business days after proper submission.

You may now follow the instructions and click the link below to officially submit your online MC credit admissions application:

Apply Online for College Admission: Please read and follow these steps to complete the online application for admission:

  1. On the first screen, select APPLY ONLINE NOW.
  2. You will see a place for a login ID and a PIN. Since you are a new applicant, click on First time user account creation.
  3. Click Yes and OK on the dialogue boxes that appear on the screens.
  4. Follow the directions on the page to create your Login ID and PIN.
  5. Your application type is DUAL ENROLLMENT

Returning Students DO NOT reapply for college admission. Go to Step Three to start the semester enrollment process using your same College ID number (M Number).

Create an account to access the MC DualEnroll.com online enrollment management system using the college ID (M Number) provided to you via e-mail/ mail. MC will verify and match your profile information with your official college records.     

Returning Students Only: If you previously submitted an online MC admissions application AND created an MC dualenroll.com account, then proceed to Step Four.  

Each semester you intend to enroll, you will use the MC DualEnroll.com site to request registration for a course. This includes a participation agreement, parent/guardian approval, high school counselor recommendation, recent HS transcript and college course request. click HERE to view the official course schedule to use when choosing your course in MC Dualenroll.com.  Print and follow the Dual Enrollment student checklist, to ensure that you have completed all requirements.

Private, Out-of-State or non-MCPS MD school students only: Your HS counselor will need to approve participation and submit your most recent official HS transcript through the MC dualenroll.com system.

Homeschooled students only: Must have your homeschool provider approve participation through the MC dualenroll.com system and have your home school student verification submitted to the Dual Enrollment office via e-mail.

Students must have a minimum reading assessment and appropriate subject placement in order to register for a College course. Students may complete assessment testing at MC for course placement.  Students may be exempt from testing if they meet the appropriate criteria outlined on the MC Placement Exemption (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) sheet.

Contact an MC Academic Coordinator to obtain authorization to take an assessment test or schedule to come to campus to submit your appropriate standardized test scores for assessment/placement exemption.

If you are a first time participant, you must complete an online Academic Orientation AFTER the College has received appropriate assessment/placement info for you. Once the orientation is completed, you will need to upload the proof of completion certificate to your MC dualenroll.com account.  
An MC academic coordinator will review and confirm your Dual Enrollment program status via MC dualenroll.com to include all required documents and consents as well as placement eligibility for the course(s) requested.

Dual Enrollment students cannot register themselves.  Students will be officially registered for the course requested after all of the steps in MC dualenroll.com have been completed and confirmed.  Once an MC Academic Coordinator registers you, you will be notified by e-mail and instructed to log onto your MyMC student account to verify your official class schedule.  You are not registered for a class until it shows on your schedule in MyMC.

On-Time Registration Policy: The College requires all students to be registered for their class by no later than 11:59pm the day before the class is scheduled to start. Students must complete all steps in MC Dualenroll.com and be ready for registration in accordance with this policy.  This includes schedule adjustments. Students who do not complete all MC Dualenroll.com steps prior to the start of class will need to request to register for a different class that begins at a later date.

You will need to pay all required MC tuition and fees, in accordance with the College’s payment deadlines. Students with demonstrated financial need must apply for the appropriate assistance or college grant by the posted deadlines. 

Registration for a class creates a binding financial obligation that must be paid in full unless a student officially withdraws from the class prior to the published deadlines. To obtain a refund, a course must be officially dropped by the refund deadline. The refund deadline for each course is listed in My MC; refund deadlines vary by course. It is the student's responsibility to officially drop a course if they no longer wish to attend. Non-attendance or failure to pay does not constitute an official withdrawal.

As a Montgomery College student, it is critical that you are prepared for the college class you are registered for.  Click HERE (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  for important info and a student checklist to ensure that you have everything in place.  GOOD LUCK!

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