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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:

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 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 "Life After High School" Timeline for underclassmen

The Common App:  Search for current Essay Prompts with Tips & Tools
The Coalition Application Portal
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 Naviance | Student account are able to register to attend visits and print their visit pass once logged into Naviance.  A printed 'View Details' page is the visit pass.  Passes signed by staff are required.  Visit schedules run daily on JAG TV, are viewable in the Naviance | Student account and on our event Google Calendar.  Find out more...

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College Career News & Events:  

New Scholarship Post La Fuerza Summit Event on October 12 at Gaithersburg High School.  9 am to 4 pm.  Come and learn about different opportunities and receive information to empower yourself!  Click here to download the Information Flyer.  Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.  Questions can be directed to Luz Chavez by email.  |web post 12 September 2019 |

New Scholarship Post The Maryland General Assembly Page Program for High School Seniors is now accepting applications!  Apply by October 25; 5:00 PMApplicants must be at least 16 years of age and a member of their senior class.  Online application (including MCPS Supplemental Application) required.  Applicant must have or obtain a social security number and have an interest in government or history.  Applicant must have a record of good conduct and be competent, courteous, and reliable with an average or above average scholastic record.  For additional information and to apply, please link to the MCPS Student Leadership web page. The deadline for Application Part 1 & 2 is October 25; 5:00 pm.  Questions should be directed to Shella Cherry. | web post 10 September 2019 |

New Scholarship Post The Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) kicks off on September 30 and as part of this campaign Morgan State University (MSU) will be waiving their application fee during the week of October 7-11.  For students in participating MCAC schools interested in applying to MSU, please use the code MDFREE20 to waive the application fee!  |web post 10 September 2019 |

New Scholarship Post Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission is hosting an event for students and their families on Tuesday, October 1 at 7 pm at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, MarylandRSVPs are encouraged.  | web post 5 September 2019 |

New Scholarship Post The JA Company Program is an intensive program that offers high schoolers the chance to put their ideas into action by launching and operating a startup with other students under the guidance of business professionals.  The program is open to students in grades 9 through 12 and meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 beginning the week of September 16 through April 20.  The program location will be JA Finance Montgomery County, located within Thomas Edison High School for Technology.  Cost:  $50; financial assistance available.  The deadline for registration is September 14. Visit to apply.  Click here for more information.  | web post 5 September 2019 | 

New Scholarship Post Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid Presents Financial Aid Nights 2019.  Financial Aid Workshops for High School Students and Their Parents.  Monday, September 23 at the Rockville Campus from 7 to 9 pm.  Monday, September 30 at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus from 7 to 9 pm.  Monday, October 7 at the Germantown Campus from 7 to 9 pm.  Registration Required.  Click here for promotional flyer with details.  | web post 27 August 2019 |

New Scholarship Post Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid FAFSA FEVER Event.  Free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Saturday, November 2 from noon to 3 pm.  Registration Required.  Click here for promotional flyer with details.  | web post 27 August 2019 |

New Scholarship Post Northwest Financial Aid Seminar.  Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Auditorium.  Free event with no registration or RSVP required.  Information presented on the financial aid process for postsecondary education will be most relevant to the class of 2020.  Click here for promotional flyer with topics and details.  | web post 27 August 2019 |

New Scholarship Post Lynn University is coming to Washington DC.  Saturday, September 21 from 2 to 4 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calverty Street, NW) Washington DC.  During the reception there will be interaction with current faculty, connection with local families considering Lynn and an opportunity to meet with Omar Elnahas, admission representative for the DC, Maryland and Virginia.  RSVP is required by September 14.  | web post 22 August 2019 |

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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.  October 1 through 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.  

The Accuplacer @ MC:  Click here for important information about online Registration to Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment. 

 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.

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

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