Inside the College Career Information Center at Northwest High School

Staffed by Rochelle Davis, College Career Information Coordinator
Available remotely for students, parents & community from 7:15 am to 3 pm

NEWS!  Apply now to Montgomery College (MC) with no application fee!  Waiver period to apply is currently until further notice.  | post 7 October 2020 |

News & Events |
| Career Resources, including resumes & cover letters |
| College Application Resources, including the Maryland College Application Campaign college application fee waivers |
| College Career Virtual Resources |
| College Career High School Visits |
Naviance | Student on the web |
| Kaplan courses through Naviance incl. test prep & college essay |
Montgomery College |
MCPS College Career Information Center Site |
| Career Readiness Resources |

The College Career Information Center is a college career resource for all high school students.

College Career Virtual  Resources:

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

  • Finding the Right College Career Fit Summer Workshop presented by Jordan Karanek, Managing Counselor with Collegewise 
  • The College Application Summer Workshop presented by Tammi Wolfson, Regional Admission Director with St. Mary's College of MD.
  • Inside The Common App: The Beginner's Guide to The Common Application:  A step-by-step guide to capitalize on every section | webinar | 
  • MCPS high school College Career Information Coordinators Grade 9 and Grade 10 College Career Forum featuring a spotlight on the Thomas Edison School of Technology Pathways & Programs 
  • MCPS College Career resources for the Class of  2021:  Navigating the College Admissions Process During COVID-19:
    Virtual Talk Show #1 | Virtual Talk Show #2   
    The program is geared towards high school juniors and their families. Guests include high school counselors and college representatives. Topics include grading and reporting, the SAT and ACT, Advanced Placement tests, and other college admission and application topics along with information regarding the financial aid process.
  • The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)  College Admission Status Update COVID-19 Impact. A central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of COVID-19.
  • Find the Money to finance your post-secondary plan (PowerPoint presentation).  For All Grades. 

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College Career News & Events:

  • NEW:  Attention Northwest SENIORS: Pepco's Guiding Light Leadership Program (GLLP) is inviting high school seniors to participate in this year's program that includes a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of the student's choice (successful completion of the program required).  Applicants must have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Letters of recommendation, official transcript and autobiography required to apply.  For more information download the GLLP Program Guide | GLLP Student Application | GLLP Parent Consent FormThe deadline for all materials to be submitted is January 26.  Documents are submitted by email to Jeanne Young. | post 15 January 2021 |
  • NEW:  Attention Northwest JUNIORS:  The West Point Society of DC is inviting high school juniors to participate in their Virtual West Point Leadership Conference to be held on March 11, 2021.  High schools are invited to select one male and one female student currently in the 11th grade.  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership.  Discover the skills that will make you a great leader and engage in meaningful conversations and seminars.   For consideration, Northwest juniors should complete the WPLC Interest Form and submit this form along with a resume to no later than February 4, 2021.  | post 15 January 2021 |
  • NEW:  BigFuture Days.  College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and begin a most important step for college.  Sign up and view event dates at BigFuture DaysEvents begin February 6 and continue up to March 11.  Students can attend any or all events.  | post 11 January 2021 |
  • NEW:  VETERINARY MEDICINE CAREERS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP.  Attention high school students. Have you ever wondered what it is like to practice veterinary medicine? Are you thinking about veterinary medicine as a possible career? Get some of those answers and more from the experts.  Join the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center on SaturdayJanuary 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon for Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration. Veterinarians will discuss their day-to-day work, highlight their paths to veterinary school, and answer your questions. In addition, a current Virginia Tech veterinary student will share her experience as a first-year student. Find out how to prepare for a possible career in veterinary medicine.


    The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of inability to pay. For information on financial assistance, please contact

  • REMINDER:  Save the Date for Feb. 12 & 13.  MCPS HBCU College Fair One Mission.  Two Dates.  More to come! | post 4 December 2020 |
  • REMINDERThe Alfred Street Baptist Church Annual HBCU Fair goes Virtual for 2021.  Sat., Feb. 21, 2021.  Registration begins on January 25.  Visit to register.  Featuring a virtual drum line competition, on-site interviews, over 70 colleges and universities and more.  Download the Save The Date flier. | updated post 13 January 2021 |
  • REMINDER:  Christian Colleges Virtual College Fair continues through Feb. 18.  Free and informative.  Click here for a schedule of events, a list of participating colleges and to register.  | post 6 November 2020 |
  • REMINDER:  MCPS Launches Let's Talk Careers on Wednesdays. This is a new speaker series with industry experts sharing their career paths and industry expertise.    Each session will be moderated by MCPS students.  Watch on MCPS TV or YouTube.  Click here to download the flier. | update 18 November 2020 |

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College Application Resources:

Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) Resources:

  • UPDATE:  MCAC Complete list of College Application Fee Waivers*.  Complete list as of 7 October 2020 includes codes and instructions for securing a college application fee waiver for colleges and universities participating in the Maryland College Application Campaign. | update 17 November 2020 |
  • NEW:  Coppin State University can waive the $50 application fee!  Send an email to Marcus Edwards to request the application waiver code.  | 23 July 2020 |

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College Career High School Visits | Virtual for Academic Year 2020-2021:

Students are able to meet with representatives from colleges, vocational schools, the military, and various career fields. Find out more...

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 @

NEWS!  Apply now to Montgomery College (MC) with no application fee!  Waiver period to apply is currently until further notice.  | post 7 October 2020 |

  • 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
  • High school seniors applying to Montgomery College are encouraged to apply during the 'Application Fee Waiver' season which has been extended indefinitely in response to COVID-19.  Please note 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.

The Accuplacer @ MC:  Click here for important information about on-line Registration to Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment. 

  • 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.

SAVE THE DATES for Montgomery College Events - including Start Smart Enrollment Information Sessions.

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