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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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(effective July 1 Family Connection has a new name and a new look) 
 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:  

NEW! McDonald's Education Workshop.  Saturday, September 29.  9:30 am to 3 pm.  Hoover Middle School (8810 Postoak Road, Potomac MD).  Free Registration!  The Future Is In Your Hands.  Let's Build It Together.  Click here to download flyer.  | web post 18-Sept 11 |

NEW! Northwest High School hosts a Financial Aid Seminar on Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm.  The seminar will be presented in both English (Auditorium) and Spanish (Room 251).  No registration required to attend.  The information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2019.  The seminar will include information on ways to pay for college and/or career postsecondary plans, how to access and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a breakdown of financial aid terms, tips and tools.  | web post 18-Sept 13 |

NEW! Get ConnectEd,LLC will host an Ethnic Youth College Fair for Minority Students to be held at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center (10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 3:30 pm.  This fair will give students an opportunity to meet with college representatives from across the country and gather pertinent information about the college process as well as plan a course of study for their designated track.  Senior students should come prepared with copies of their transcript and SAT/ACT scores.  For more information, visit Ethnic Youth College Fair for Minority Students.  This event is FREE.  | web post 18-Sept 21 |

NEW! The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protege 2018-2019 Program is accepting applications for Maryland session dates beginning October 16.  Who:  Maryland Girls in Grades 9-12 | What:  STEM Mentoring program for HS girls | When:  6 to 8 pm, generally 3rd  Tuesdays from October to March | Where: Johns Hopkins University (Shady Grove campus) | Cost:  FREE with required registration.  Click here to download the Information Flyer.  Click here to register and apply.  | web post 18-Sept 21 |

NEW! Montgomery College Hosts Pathways to College Night.  Wednesday, November at 5 pm.  Germantown Campus.  College Preparation Fair!  High school juniors and parents are invited to meet with college representatives from University of Maryland, The Universities at Shady Grove, and MC.  Learn about financial aid, scholarship opportunities and speak with faculty.  Sign up at and click on event.  | web post 18-Sept 21 |

NEW! Preparing for Success "Navigating Life, The Streets & Social Media.  Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Conference Center, Room 151.  Hosted by The Montgomery County Women's Bar Foundation.  Click here for Information Flyer.  Register online at  | web post 18-Sept 21 |

Reminder Notice Image The Montgomery County Student Leadership webpage has been updated with all the materials required to apply for the 2019 Maryland State General Assembly Page Program  Applications are now being accepted!  Applicants must be a high school senior, at least 16 years of age, with an interest in government or history.  Selected students will receive a daily stipend and will serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the Senate or the House of Delegates.  Applicants must have or obtain a Social Security number and have an average or above-average scholastic record. Click here for access to the application materials and additional information about the program.  The deadline for application is Friday, October 26; 5:00 pm.| web post 18-Sept 11 | 

Reminder Notice Image Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid hosts the 2018 FAFSA FEVER event!  Sunday, October 14 from noon to 3 pm at the Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST), 7625 Fenton Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912.  FAFSA FEVER is FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Click here to download the Information Flyer.  Registration is required.  | web post 18-Aug-14 |

NWHS Jaguar Paw US Service Academy nomination information from the office of Congressman Jamie Raskin.   Click here.  Nomination deadline is received by October 1.  |web post 18 July 3 |

Paw Print 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. 

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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.  Dates for the 2018-2019 application period TBD.  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 25 June 18 | 

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. 

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 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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