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Getting Started


Follow the steps below to get started with distance education at Montgomery College.

Read this section of the website

  • Look through all the links under Before You Register.
  • Browse through the FAQs to find answers to some of the questions you may have about distance learning.
  • If you are new to distance learning, take the Online Pre-Assessment .
  • Vist the Online Student Orientation to orient yourself with Blackboard.
Look For a Class

  • Check the schedule page on the Montgomery College's website or click on the Course Listing link on the left menu. Make sure to read the notes!
  • Go to the online  college catalog  to learn more about courses and majors available at MC.
  • Some courses you are looking at might have Course Information Page created by the instructor, visit the Course Information Page to see if the instructor for your course has created a page.
Seek Advice (If necessary) 

Admission to the College (If necessary)

  • Students need to be admitted to the College before registering for a class. Admission can be completed in a number of ways. Click on  Registration/Visiting Students  for more information about admissions. Pay particular attention to assessment and testing requirements.
Register for Class

Go To Class

  • Sign on to MyMC
  • Click the Blackboard icon in the upper right-hand corner of your MyMC page. The courses will be available to students sometime between one week prior to the first day of the course.
  • Alternately, students taking courses on Blackboard may log in to MyMC and click the My Courses tab and then click the online course titles on that page.
  • Check to make sure your online course uses Blackboard. Not all courses use Blackboard. To make sure, check the notes below the course you are registering for.

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