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Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement

Promoting the educational experience and well-being of every student

International Admissions and Enrollment

The International Admissions and Enrollment (IAE) office facilitates the enrollment and placement of international students, foreign students, exchange students and students with more complex residency circumstances. Our multilingual staff provide families with a welcoming and supportive introduction to Montgomery County Public Schools and prepare parents with the information and resources they need to be engaged and supported partners in their children's education.

Who We Enroll

The following students must start their enrollment process at IAE:

  • International students, defined as nationals from other countries, with bona fide residency in Montgomery County who have not been attending a United States school system at any time during the prior two years.
  • Foreign students who have a permanent residency abroad but are seeking admission into MCPS. This group includes holders of J-1 visas (exchange visitors) and applicants of I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Student Visa Status.
  • U.S. citizens who attended a foreign school who need interpretation of school documentation and educational records for placement.
  • Students residing with parents who reside in housing with a short-term lease.
  • Students residing with a non-custodial parent.
  • Students over the age of 18 and self-supporting.
  • Students living with parents and awaiting completion of permanent housing within 60 days.
  • Students who are residing in Montgomery County without parents and are requesting a waiver of tuition.

Services We Provide

IAE provides the following services to incoming students and their families:

Frequently Requested

Required Enrollment Forms

General Enrollment Information

Academic Information

Additional Forms

Contact Us

International Admissions and Enrollment Office
Rocking Horse Road Center
4910 Macon Road, Room 147
Rockville, MD 20852

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Community Resources

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U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

U.S. Department of State

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center

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