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We try to make the enrollment process as easy as possible for our students.  Click on the steps below for more information about the enrollment process.

Credit Courses

Step 1 - Apply for Admission

Determine your eligibility and apply either online or on paper.

Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid 

Learn about how to apply for financial aid and pay for your classes.

Step 3 -Take Assessments 

Learn about our placement tests and whether or not you qualify to bypass them.

Step 4 - Meet with a Counselor 

Schedule a time to meet with a counselor, get the results of your placement tests and choose your classes.

Step 5 - Register and Pay for Classes 

Learn about registering and paying for classes and buying books/course materials.  


Noncredit Courses

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Step 1 - Select Classes 

Browse the schedule and decide which classes you want to take.

Step 2 - Register and Pay for Classes 

Register and pay for classes in-persononlineby mail, or by fax

Steps to Enroll in Credit Courses

Dates & Deadlines

Steps to Enroll in Credit Courses

1. Apply for Admissions

You are eligible to attend Montgomery College if:
  • You have earned a high school diploma or passed the official General Education Development (GED) examination or
  • You meet the  early placement requirements
  • Others may also, under certain circumstances, be considered for admissions.  For more information, see  Admissions to Montgomery College (Word - 56 KB) under Montgomery College Policies and Procedures.
How do I  apply?
Do I need to apply if I’ve enrolled at MC before?

Returning MC students do not need to complete the Admissions Application. If you have previously applied to Montgomery College, call 240-567-5000 to update your record.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

If you know that you will be applying for financial aid, you should complete the required forms as early as possible.

Plan ahead: The priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is in February for the following fall!

E-mail the  Financial Aid Office or call 240-567-5100 for further details.

3. Take the Academic Assessment Test

Taking the College Placement Test

4. Meet with a Counselor

Once you’ve completed your testing, you’ll need to complete an  advising program.

By participating in this program, you will:

  • Learn how to navigate the College Catalog in order to understand the steps you need to reach your goal
  • Identify appreciate courses for your first semester
  • Understand your placement results

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.

If you are a student with a disability and need accomodations, contact  Disability Support Services. For more information, contact Counseling and Advising.

5. Register and Pay for classes

Once you’ve selected your courses, register and pay online.

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