Inside the College Career Information Center at Northwest High School

Staffed by Rochelle Davis, College Career Information Coordinator
Got Questions?  Need College Career Information? Schedule an appointment!
Available on-site and virtually for students, parents & community from 7:15 am to 3 pm

The College Career Information Center is a post-secondary planning resource resource for all high school students.

On-page Quick Links:

| New Posts & College Career Alerts | ♦ | College Career High School Visits |
| College Application Resources:  including Application Fee Waiver Info, The College Essay, Common App & Coalition and the Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) college specific fee waivers | 
| College Career Resources  including Job Corps Information, Summer Workshop resources and recordings |
Montgomery College Information | ♦ MCPS College Career Information Center Site |
| Career Readiness Resources, including resumes & cover letters | ♦  | Naviance | Student on the web |
| The Gap Year Information & Resources | ♦ | Learn about the HBCU |
Military Academy Nomination Information |
| 2022 College Career Summer Workshop Resources |


College Career e-NEWS Bulletin:

The College Career e-NEWS Bulletin contains college career events, the virtual high school visit schedule, Jag JOBS updates, college application resources and information, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  e-NEWS is delivered to the e-mail inbox of our students and parents via Naviance. Latest publication date:  22 September 2022.


New Posts & College Career Alerts:

NEW From the office of Congressman David Trone:  To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please have your students complete this application form on our website.  Our deadline is October 14th at 5:00pm.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

For more information about the Nomination Process, read more about our Service Academy Nomination - General Information here.  | post 7 September 2022 |


More College Career News & Events:

EVENT:  Historically Black Colleges & Universities College Fair.  Saturday, November 5 from 9:30 am until 2 pm.  Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 608 North Horners Lane, Rockville MD.  Registration required at  Option for on site admissions for seniors.  | post 19 September 2022 |

EVENT:  Save the Date(s) for the Alfred Street Baptist Church 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life.  Check the church website in the coming weeks for more details and registration information.  | post 5 August 2022 |

More college career news & events coming in the fall of 2022.

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College Career Resources:

Some of the resources below are from various workshops offered by MCPS high schools through College Career Information Centers. They continue to be available and useful resources.

RESOURCE:  Military Academy Nomination Information

  • A recording of Senator Van Hollen's 2022 Virtual Service Academy Info Event for Potential Applicants can be found online at
  • Information regarding Senator Van Hollen's application for a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy, including links to each Academy’s Admissions webpage. 
  • Questions regarding application for a nomination to an Academy from Senator Van Hollen, send an email to or call (301) 545-1500.


Job Corps Resources:

  • RESOURCE:  Job Corps...  Learn what the Job Corps can do for you.  The training program is free, including housing if needed, and open to young people ages 16–24 who meet low-income and other eligibility requirements. Students go at their own pace in studying and training, learn employability skills, and earn credentials to start a meaningful career. Center staff are their support network every step of the way.  
  • RESOURCE:  Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel MD

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Career Readiness Resources:

The resource links below are available to download as Microsoft PowerPoint documents. 

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Montgomery College:

Montgomery College has made available to students opportunities for virtual assistance for all MC related concerns and/or questions.  Northwest students are encouraged to reach out to Nicholas Boyd @  Nicholas Boyd is the College Access and Recruitment Coordinator for Northwest High School students.

Montgomery College Raptor Reference Enrollment GuideAn easy to follow guide from application to enrollment that includes deadlines along with a list of programs and majors.

NEWS!  Apply now to Montgomery College (MC) with no application fee!  Waiver period to apply is currently until further notice.

  • MC Biotechnology Department Information.  Careers in Biotech!
  • MC First Year Experience (FYE) Summer Bridge Program.  Incoming freshmen - Earn a college credit this summer.  Enroll now!  Receive one college credit and a scholarship (based on class attendance and grade).  Limited space.  For more information visit the MC FYE website.

The Accuplacer @ MC:    The Accuplacer and Alternative Placement Programs are used by the college to determine college readiness for college level courses.  Click here for the most current Accuplacer information.   Placement Test Exemption Criteria.

  • Students 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.

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The Gap Year:

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