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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 - Black History Competition Announced!
Family Connection on the web
 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: 

Reminder Notice Image The 2018 NACAC/MCPS College Fair Field Trip Update for Participating Juniors:  Field trip date is Tuesday, April 10.  Over 300 colleges are expected to be in attendance!  Students on the bus rosters should plan to report to the cafeteria no later than 9:40 am.  Buses will leave Northwest at 9:45 and return by noon.  Participating students should plan to bring lunch on the day of the field trip.  Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately!  The college fair is open to the public on April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  | web update 22 March 18 | 

Reminder Notice Image United States Naval Academy March 27 Spring Open House Event Announced Local congressmen and senators may also hold Academy events and will post event dates and details on their websites. | web post 13 March 18 |  

New Scholarship Post Black History Competition Announced!  Sponsored by the Maryland State Conference NAACP.  Competition entry deadline April 6.  Students in elementary through high school are invited to participate in this writing competition.  Competition monetary awards range from $50 to $100.  Students will write an essay on a specific prompt.  Click here for entry guidelines and information.  | web post 13 March 18 |

New Scholarship Post Hampton University High School Day!  Friday, April 6.  Round trip transportation provided on a luxury motor coach bus.  Events include guided campus tours; conversations with Administrators, Deans, coaches, and other faculty; discussions about financial assistance; dinner in the campus waterfront dining facility; marching band performance and more.  Cost is $100.  Click here for event information | Click here to download the required Application & Parent Consent Form | Accepted high school seniors can also apply for the National Hampton Alumni Scholarship (due March 16).  Hampton High School Day is sponsored by the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc. | web post 27 Feb 18 |

Reminder Notice Image Summer Programs!  Terp Young Scholars.  July 8-27, 2018.  | web post 17 Jan 18 |

Reminder Notice Image  College Bound Young Ladies Only - HBCU College Tour Announced!   Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6.  Sponsored by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College Southern Maryland Chapter.  Tour cost is $499 (includes lodging, transportation, breakfast and lunch).  Tour stops include Virginia State U., Shaw U., Bennett College, North Carolina A&T U., Johnson C. Smith U., Clark Atlanta U., Spelman College, South Carolina State U., Claflin U., Norfolk State U. and Hampton U.  To reserve a space contact Daria N. Valentine (301) 758-2054 or Crystal Curry (240) 394-9006 or send an email to  Click here to download the event flyer.  | web post 22 Nov 17 |

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Montgomery College Information:

Reminder Notice Image High school seniors applying to Montgomery College are encouraged to apply during the 'Application Fee Waiver' season that begins on October 1 and continues until April 15.  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 28 Sept 17 | 

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 Summer Programs!  Terp Young Scholars.  July 8-27, 2018.  College Courses. College Credits. College Park.  Your college-bound students are invited to apply to Terp Young Scholars at the University of Maryland.  Acceptance to this program is competitive, and based upon academic performance.  Visit for a list of courses, cost and more information.  Applications accepted beginning February 20.  Deadline to apply July 1.  | web post 17 Jan 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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    Classes available on Montgomery College campus locations and at local high schools.  Visit for updates on registration dates and locations.

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