LOCATION | HOURS | PEOPLE | COUNSELING / ADVISING
51 Mannakee Street
215 Counseling Building, Room 215
Rockville, MD 20850
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Counseling Department Hours
Individual Appointments (NOT FOR F-1 OR FINANCIAL AID - SAP APPOINTMENTS)
We Care About Your Success! Introducing the Starfish System
& Online Scheduling for Counseling & Advising Services
Recently, Montgomery College acquired Starfish Retention Solutions in order to create an online student success environment and facilitate access to counseling and advising services. Students will be able to use Starfish to view service availability and schedule appointments online to meet with a Counselor in person.
Students must have applied to the College and been issued an M#.
Appointments are typically offered in 30-minute blocks.
If unable to keep your appointment, please cancel it in Starfish or call us at 240-567-5063.
We may be able to answer your questions via email. If you have a general/quick question about a specific issue that can be answered over e-mail, you may submit the Request for Online Advising form. Please note that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) counselors only provide general information, and will not share information or work on student records via email. If you do need assistance that requires a counselor to access your student record and you cannot come in to Counseling for an appointment you should consider submitting the Request for Tele-Advising form. We reserve the right to refer you to make an in-person appointment with a counselor if we can’t assist you through Online Advising.
F-1 Student Appointments
If an International Student Coordinator referred you to see a Counselor, you will need to submit a request for an F-1 Student appointment. If you have questions about immigration status and visas, contact the International Student Coordinators directly.
Financial Aid Appointments -- (NOTE: Appointments will be scheduled for the months of March, June, and October)
If you are a General Studies major and need an academic plan as part of your Financial Aid appeal, submit a request for a financial aid appeal appointment here/a>>/>>/>>/>. If you are not a General Studies major, you will need to schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor in your major. See: Rockville Campus Advising Directory and Department Web Site Listing) If you have any other questions about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office directly.
Veteran (Combat-to-College) Appointments
If you are veteran or currently serving the military, submit a request for an appointment here.
New Student Group Advising Program
IMAP - After completing the ESL ACCUPLACER, the next step is to attend a group advising program (IMAP) in order to get your scores and more!
Request an appointment for the GROUP advising program (IMAP)
During the program you will:
- Obtain test results and your course placements in writing, reading and speaking.
- Learn more about the courses offered through the American English Language Program at Montgomery College.
- Identify courses for your first semester at Montgomery College.
- Receive advising and have your questions answered by a counselor.
MAP OR EMAP - After completing the ACCUPLACER OR submitted scores which exempt you from testing:
Complete an advising program (MAP or eMAP) in order to get your scores and more! Call 240-567-5063 to schedule your appointment or find out how to complete the online advising program.
*New students who have already earned a degree through another institution, those designated as “personal interest”, and visiting students from other colleges are encouraged, but not required, to attend an advising program