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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)
 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: 

New Scholarship Post Summer College Career Workshop Series at Northwest High School.  Click here for details.

New Scholarship Post Jag Job Post:  Code Ninjas Code Instructor | web post 7 June 18 | 

New Scholarship Post 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 | 

New Scholarship Post University of Maryland College Park College Access Conference Announced.  June 23.  8 am to 2 pm.  A program to prepare students and families for the college application process. Reserve a spot online at no later than June 15.  Questions should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1.800.422.5867. | web post 18 May 18 |

New Scholarship Post Enrollment Days at Montgomery College begin June 18 at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, continue on June 19 at the Rockville Campus and wrap up on June 20 at the Germantown Campus.  Sign up at Future Students and click on Events!  Download the event information here.  | web post 17 May 18 |

New Scholarship Post The Fund for the Public Interest, Environmental Maryland Campaign Office has announced summer internships! Each year, millions of pounds of trash enter our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.  In many cases, it's consumed by fish and birds and ends up in the food chain.  This summer, the Fund for the Public Interest is hiring students to join their staff to help mobilize public support for a statewide ban.  Paid, full time positions are available for students over 18.  Opportunities are also available for student interns to get hands-on experience in a grassroots campaign office!  Interns will help plan campaign events, work on media outreach and help the Fund for the Public Interest meet their goals.  Interested students can apply using this link.  Questions should be directed to Kelsey Lamp, Recruitment Director.  | web post 9 May 18 |

New Scholarship Post Free Program @ Williams College for Rising Seniors!   Windows on Williams (WOW) give high school seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams College.  The college is located in Williamstown, MA.  The program dates are September 20-22 or September 30-October 2.  WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with porfessors, and learn about the admissions process and the extraordinary financial aid program.  The application deadline is July 1 with a second deadline of August 1.  Questions about the program can be directed by email to  Questions about Williams College can be directed by email to Ms. Stephanie Gonzalez, Associate Director, Diversity Recruitment.  Click here to register for the WOW program.  |web post 24 April 18 |

Reminder Notice Image Announcing 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.  | web update 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 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:

New Scholarship Post Northwest High School College Career 2018 Summer Workshop Series begins June 19 and continues thru the summer.  Click here to download the flyer with registration and workshop location details.  Workshops are free.  Registration is required.  Family Connection (Naviance Student) registration:  'colleges' tab - Upcoming college visits (view all) - select workshop and click 'sign up' - click 'Sign Me Up'.  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 post 30 May 18 |

Workshop topics include: 

  •  College Career Prep on June 19 @ 10 am
  •  The College Essay, the College Search, Campus Visits & Best Fit on June 20 @ 10 am
  •  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

New Scholarship Post 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 The Mitre Corporation summer internship program!   Students with an interest in the STEM fields, especially engineering are encouraged to apply.  The Mitre Corporation is located in McLean, VA, accessible by Metro.  Click here for Internship Application Information | Click here for Internship Resume Sample  |web post 24 April 18 | 

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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