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Credit and Advanced Standing for Prior Learning

As a degree-seeking student at Montgomery College, you can earn credit and advanced standing for prior learning to apply toward graduation. You may be able to use college-level course work that you have already completed at a regionally accredited higher education institution to satisfy degree requirements and reach your educational goals in a shorter time period.

Here are the steps you need to follow to get your prior coursework evaluated and what to expect next.


  1. Apply for admission. 
  2. Declare a major
  3. Submit an official transcript to the campus address where you would like your transcript to be evaluated.  Note that the evaluation process may take up to 4-6 weeks upon receipt of your transcript.
  4. Check your MC e-mail for a notification of your transcript evaluation status within the posted turn-around time.
  5. Log onto your MyMC account to view the accepted credits, and schedule a counseling appointment, also in MyMC. 
  6. Register for classes through MyMC after meeting with a counselor.
  • Non-degree-seeking and visiting students do not need to submit official transcripts. They may present unofficial transcripts to the Office of Counseling and Advising  or a Department Chair to be waived into a course that has prerequisites that have been met at another regionally accredited U.S college or university. 
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by WES first.   
    Please note the Office of Counseling and Advising does not use WES evaluations to waive assessment levels or prerequisites.

Frequently Asked Questions    Frequently Asked Questions  (PDF)    Transcript Evaluation Quick Info

Transcript Evaluation Deadlines

Fall semester:  July 1                Spring semester:  November 1                Summer semester:  April 1 

Advanced Standing opportunities at Montgomery College:

Transfer Work Completed in the U.S. 
Advanced Placement [AP] Exams 
Transfer Work Completed outside the U.S. 
International Baccalaureate [IB] Exams 
College Level Examination Program [CLEP
Portfolio Assessment 
Military Transcripts and the DSST Program 
Career and Technology Education Programs of Study
Credit by Examination 


For more details, contact the Transcript Evaluator located on the campus you plan on attending:  

Germantown Campus
Admissions & Records
Carlos Smith 
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876

Rockville Campus
Admissions & Records
Phuoc Dang
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Admissions & Records
Ivy Devers
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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