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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 The Boys & Girls Clubs and Montgomery College invite students to participate in an enriching and  FUN Teen Program!  The program focus is STEM.  Montgomery College will provide outstanding opportunities such as access to free campus events, tours of each campus and information with tips on how to become a successful college student.  Experience the state-of-the-art science and engineering labs located on campus.  For program details and contact information to get involved, download the Information Flyer here | web post 20 November 2019 |

New Scholarship Post Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announce the 12th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair.  Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm.  On the spot admissions interview for seniors begin at 3:30 pm.  Universities at Shady Grove, Building II (9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850).  Parents & Prospective Students are invited to attend.  Interview Attire Recommended!  Explore college options, workshops, and scholarships.  Registration is required.  Click here to download the Information Flyer | web post 14 November 2019 |

New Scholarship Post James Hubert Blake High School Hosts P.O.S.T. Expo!  Post-secondary Options: Services & Trades.  December 4 from 6:30 to 8 pm.  All high school parents and students are welcome.  Representatives from Trade & Technical Schools, State & Local Police and Fire Departments, EMT Trainers, Apprenticeship Opportunities and the Military will be on-site.  No registration required.  | web post 14 November 2019 |

Reminder Notice Image Steamfitters' Apprenticeship for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Piping & Environmental Systems Fields Application Notice.  Applications accepted in person only on the following 2020 dates & times (Maryland locations only listed - for Virginia locations, call 301.341.1555): Monday, Jan. 6 from 8 am to 11 am | Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 8 am to 11 am | Friday, Jan. 10 from 8 am to 11 am.  All testing will be done on the day application is made.  Applicants must be 18 years old by August 15, 2020 and have earned their high school diploma or GED by June 30, 2020.  Maryland location is 8509 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Landover MD.  For more information, visit | web post 7 November 2019 |

Reminder Notice Image The Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) kicks off on September 30 and as part of this campaign the following institutions will be waiving their college application fee:

  • University of Baltimore (UB).  Use the code UBFRESH20 (capital letters).  The code is valid until February 28, 2020.  | web post 30 October 2019 |
  • Salisbury University has released instructions for obtaining their application fee waiver on the Common AppClick here to download.  | web post 15 October 2019 |
  • Coppin State University.  The fee waiver code is CSU2020.  The code is active from Monday, September 30 through Friday, November 29, 2019.  | web post 27 September 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 web site.  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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