Your steps to success
Congratulations on your acceptance to Montgomery County Community College! Now that you've applied to Montco, you're one step closer to reaching your degree. Below are steps to help you navigate your journey from admitted student to the first day of class.
Activate your Montco Connect account
Check the email account that you used to apply to the College—there, you will find your student ID number and instructions on how to activate your Montco Connect account. Log in to Montco Connect to access Tasks, Self-Service, Blackboard, your student email and much more. Take a minute now to activate and explore your new student account!
Log in to Montco Connect and access MyCareerPlan. MyCareerPlan is a total of four assessments that test your interests, values, personality and workplace preferences to help you determine what career paths may be best for you.
Submit your official, high school (or GED) transcript.*
To ensure that you’re only taking classes you need, we encourage you to submit your official academic transcripts as soon as possible from high school and/or college (if applicable) to Enrollment Services.
You can submit your transcripts in one of two ways:
* College transcripts: Official college/university transcripts are required if transfer credit or prerequisite verification is sought. However, if you are unable to obtain a copy of your school transcripts or official documents, please move forward with the registration process.
Assess Your College Readiness
Before you register for classes at Montco, we also analyze documents such as your SAT and/or ACT scores, Advanced Placement (AP) test scores, CLEP exams and TOEFL exam. We do this to ensure that you are prepared to take classes at Montco. Depending on your results, you may qualify for exemption.
Find out if you qualify for any exemptions.
Meet with an Advisor
Meeting with your academic advisor is mandatory if you are a new degree-seeking student who does not have an associate’s degree or higher. At the conclusion of your planning discussion, your advisor may be able to assist with class registration. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 215-641-6577.
Register for Classes
If you have not already registered with your advisor, register online via Montco Connect >> Self-Service >> Student Planning.
Pay Your Tuition
To sign up for a payment plan and/or make a payment online, log into Montco Connect and select Admissions and Payments.
- Set up a payment plan
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Apply for scholarships
Need help completing the FAFSA? Schedule an appointment with a member of our Financial Aid Team.
Monitor your Financial Aid Checklist in Self-Service in Montco Connect
When viewing your Financial Aid Checklist, you will see your outstanding document requirements, where you are in the process to secure your financial aid, and your financial aid package and offer letter (award letter). All notifications about your financial aid will be communicated through Self-Service and your Montco email account.
Get Ready For Class
- Download the Montco Connect app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
- Check your Montco email account.
- Review your class schedule and classroom locations in Blackboard.
- Pay your tuition.
- Purchase your books at the virtual bookstore.
- Register for New Student Kick-Off.
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