Are you a new Montco student?

Before connecting with an advisor, complete these steps:
  1. Send a copy of your high school and/or college transcript(s) via secure file upload. In order to determine the appropriate placement, advisors will be holistically evaluating any transcripts you may have. Please send these at least 3 business days in advance of your advising appointment.
    • Next, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have questions, you can get more info from our Monty Bot at the bottom right of our website or by visiting for step-by-step instructions and workshops.
  2. Fill out the Student Advising Form.
  3. If you don’t yet have a Student ID, the MyPhoto online system is now public and you can upload your photo directly in Montco Connect under Quick Links > Virtual ID Photo Submission.

    Montgomery County Community College requires students to have their photo taken for their official college record. In order to receive a digital student ID we ask that you submit a photo. You can upload a color snapshot showing a full front view of your head and shoulders according to the requirements shown on this site. By using this process you will avoid lines and save valuable time. By submitting this photo for your student ID you agree this photo will become part of your official College record.

  4. Complete MyCareerPlan which can be found under your 'Tasks' in Montco Connect.
  5. Sign Montco's Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA). The SFRA is a mandatory agreement that outlines financial obligations and responsibilities for attending Montco. You must complete the SFRA in Self-Service prior to registering for classes. This must be done each semester. 
  6. To schedule an advising appointment, call 215-641-6577 (press #2) or access our online appointment system (Starfish)

*Interested in the Dr. Stuart H. & Sandra K. Fine Nursing Program? Be sure to take the first step and attend an information session online. This will provide great information prior to attending an advising appointment. Visit the nursing information page for more information and upcoming information session dates. 


If you need any help with the admissions process, our staff is available in our virtual assistance room by accessing the SSRC chat during normal business hours.

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