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Staffed by Rochelle Davis, College Career Information Coordinator
(301) 601-4635
Open to students, parents & community from 7:15 am to 3 pm

Inside the College Career Information Center:

 News & Events 
| Summer Programs (click the link for Northwest opportunities)
 Naviance | Student on the web 
(effective July 1 Family Connection has a new name and a new look) 
 Montgomery College 
 MCPS College Career Information Center Site 

The College Career Information Center is a college career resource for all high school students.  What happens in your Center?  Check out the redesigned US Dept. of Ed. College Scorecard, college search tool!  

College Application Resources:

The College Application Process for seniors
The Northwest Senior Year Survival Guide | Hard copies available in the College Career Information Center & Counseling Office
The Northwest Get Ready for College Timeline for underclassmen

The Common App:  Search for current Essay Prompts with Tips & Tools
Glossary of Terms for College-Bound Students and Parents
Teen Life eGuide to Preparing for College
The Montgomery County College Career web site 

College Career High School Visits:

Students are able to meet with representatives from colleges, vocational schools, the military, and various career fields at their high school location.  Visits are usually held in the College Career Information Center (Room 126) during the school day.  Students with a valid Family Connection account are able to sign up to attend visits through their Family Connection account.  Passes are required and students should follow the instructions during the visit sign up to print their pass.  Staff signatures are required.  Visit schedules run daily on JAG TV, Family Connection and our event Google Calendar.  Find out more...

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College Career News & Events:  

New Scholarship Post US Service Academy nomination information from the office of Congressman Jamie Raskin.   Click here.  Nomination deadline is received by October 1.  |web post 18 July 3 |

Reminder Notice Image Summer College Career Workshop Series at Northwest High School.  Click here for details.  

Reminder Notice Image McDaniel College offers Admissions 101 Summer Workshop.  July 23.  A program designed to help students create their strongest college application before they actually begin to submit applications to any colleges!  Included in the workshop will be a review of the college essay, resume writing, college search and financial aid.  Students who attend this event will have their $50 application fee waived and will qualify to receive the McDaniel College Visit Incentive Grant (a $4,000 value over four years).  Register here to reserve your spot! | web post 18 May 18 | 

Paw Print TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS)!  The TranZed Academy is a new program for next year's high school seniors.  MCPS is implementing an apprenticeship program with 60 slots available.  Are you planning to work throughout your senior year?  Would you like to have a more flexible schedule so you can better balance your work and school schedule?  If so, the TranZed program might be a great fit for you.  Visit the TranZed Academy website for more information and to apply.  Please note the entrance requirements listed.  | 18 May 18 | 

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Montgomery College Information:

 NWHS Jaguar Paw  High school seniors applying to Montgomery College are encouraged to apply during the 'Application Fee Waiver' season.  Dates for the 2018-2019 application period TBD.  Seniors who would like to participate in the Accuplacer testing program with Northwest should be aware that it takes approximately 10 days for Montgomery College to generate the admission letters (mailed to the home) with the MC ID number required to take the Accuplacer.  | updated 25 June 18 | 

 Information on the MC Accuplacer Placement test.

 Student planning to transfer to a 4-year post-secondary institution after MC are encouraged to use ARTSYS as part of their college planning.  ARTSYS is the State of Maryland Articulation Information website.  ARTSYS shows which MC courses are recommended for transferring to specific Maryland colleges and universities.  

 NW + MC Early College Access with Dual Enrollment. Earning college credit during your senior year. Application begins during senior year class registration! Click here for program details.

 Montgomery College (MC), supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the Graduate and Transfer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Talent Expansion Program (GT STEP).  The program is designed to assist students who are majoring in STEM fields (biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or math) in acquiring their AA degree and/or facilitating their transfer to a 4-year college or university.  Program details and application can be found here.

SAVE THE DATES for Montgomery College Events - including Start Smart Enrollment Information Sessions.   Visit for program details. 

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 Summer News, Events & Opportunities:

Reminder Notice Image Northwest High School College Career 2018 Summer Workshop Series continue.  Click here to download the flyer with registration and workshop location details.  Workshops are free.  Registration is required.  Family Connection (Naviance Student) registration:  'colleges HOME' link - scroll to college visits (read more) - browse the visit/event list - select 'register now'.  This link takes you directly to the Northwest Family Connection (Naviance Student) site.  Student's must log in to register.  | Registration can also be completed by sending an email to  (Please include student name, grade, home school and workshop name in the email) | web update 10 July 18 |

Workshop topics include: 

  •  CANCELLED:  Naviance Student (known as Family Connection) "Connect 101" on July 11 & 12 
  •  Scholarships "Find the Money @ Northwest" on July 18, July 25 and August 8 (by appointment) 
  •  Financial Aid Basics & The FAFSA on August 7 @ 10 am
  •  The College Application: The Common App, Online App & Coalition on August 9 @ 10 am

Reminder Notice Image  Summer Youth Program Classes offered through Montgomery College:   Over 200 fun-filled classes for grades K-12.  Visit or call Youth Programs at 240.567.7264.  Programs are offered through Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education.  |web post 1 June 18 |

Reminder Notice Image To see all College Career related summer opportunities that arrive at your high school, visit the College Career Information Center and look for the Summer display and Program Binder!

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  • MC College Test Prep Schedules

    Classes available on Montgomery College campus locations and at local high schools.  Visit for updates on registration dates and locations.

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