Admission and Registration Procedures

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, Download Acrobat Reader), 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, Download Acrobat Reader).  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 uses a paper registration process for Dual Enrollment 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 their MC Academic Coordinator.

Review the College and program requirements and the Dual Enrollment student checklist (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader), then meet with your high school counselor or administrator to discuss your overall education plan.  

Submit an MC credit Admissions application through the college’s online application system. MC will notify you with admissions verification and next steps. You will be admitted to MC, but must 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. The Dual Enrollment office will contact you by e-mail once you have submitted the credit application and your info has been verified. This process generally takes up to 2-3 business days after proper submission. The e-mail 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.

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

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 for Admission.
  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 MC Academic Coordinator to start the semester enrollment process using your same College ID number (M Number).

Download all Dual Enrollment forms (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) and submit the DE approval form to a MC Academic Coordinator.  

Private, Out-of-State or non-MCPS MD school students only: These students need to submit their most recent official HS transcript to their MC Academic Coordinator.

Homeschooled students only: homeschooled students must also submit their home school student verification to the Dual Enrollment office.

Students must have appropriate subject placements in order to register for a College course. Students may take the ACCUPLACER assessment test at MC for placement. Dual Enrollment students can also satisfy placement using number 5 on the Placement Exemption document (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader). Contact your MC Academic Coordinator 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 submit the proof of completion certificate to your MC Academic Coordinator.
Your MC Academic Coordinator will provide your program status, including placement results and registration options. MC Counselors are also available to help students select courses that will lead towards a degree and/or transfer to a four-year institution.
Download any remaining Dual Enrollment forms and submit the DE Registration/Schedule Change form (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) to your MC Academic Coordinator.

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.

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