Board of Trustees Policy
In an effort to support student success and to safeguard academic standards, Montgomery County Community College requires that new first time students demonstrate academic readiness upon admission. If academic readiness cannot be demonstrated, then students will need to complete courses and/or services which are intended to prepare them for success.
New first time students must demonstrate academic readiness as outlined in their respective programs of study through alternative validations and/or standardized diagnostic assessments in the areas of mathematics, reading, and English. Unless they meet one of the exemptions, standardized diagnostic assessment is required for new first time students. It is required that students begin their pre-college (developmental) coursework within completion of the first 15 college-level credits. Students must satisfy course prerequisites or show proof of prerequisite competency for any course in which they intend to enroll.
Montgomery County Community College’s Courage to Create Campaign raised over $3 million to preserve and renovate the 26,000 square foot Art Barn facility, which now serves over 3,500 students and community members yearly.
When Kathleen R. McElvenney was laid off from her job with an insurance company after 26 years of employment, she embraced the change as an opportunity to pursue a career she always wanted.