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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 |
The Summer 2019 College Career Workshop Series continues on July 23 (Please note:  The July 24 Financial Aid Workshop has been canceled)
 Naviance | Student on the web 
Free Kaplan courses through Naviance incl. test prep & college essay
 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 "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 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 Summer 2019 College Career Workshops continues on July 23 at Clarksburg HS.  Click here to download the flyer with registration and workshop details.  Registration is required using the student Naviance account.  No Naviance account?  Email the College Career Information Center to have one established for you!  Workshops topics remaining:  The College Application:  How & When to Apply | Canceled:  Financial Aid Basics & the FAFSA | Navigating Naviance | web post 16 July 2019 |

Reminder Notice Image Interested students and parents are invited to attend Congressman Jamie Raskin's (MD-08) U.S. Service Academy Informational Night.  Thursday, August 22, 2019.  Richard Montgomery High School.  7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  RSVP to Christa Burton at or (301) 354-1000.  Click here to download the information flyer.  | web post 14 May 2019 |

Reminder Notice Image  Middleburry College    (Middlebury, VT) is offering an all-expense paid Discover Middlebury visit program for outstanding students, October 6-8, 2019.  This is an opportunity for an early introduction to a liberal arts and sciences college.  Successful applicants are students who have strong academic records and a desire to take on new challenges after high school.  Meals, lodging, and a full transportation scholarship are provided by Middleburry College.  The application deadline to apply for this program is August 12.  Visit  | web post 14 May 2019 |

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.  | updated 27 Sept 18 | 

The Accuplacer @ MC:  Click here for important information about online Registration to Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment.  | web post 13 May 2019 |

 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. 

 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 dates.

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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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