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Articulation Agreement

Middle College students will follow the typical application process for the University of Maryland (UMD) and other colleges or universities. Students will submit all required application requirements such as SAT/ACT, letters of recommendation, and Northwest High School(NWHS)and Montgomery College (MC)transcripts. For UMD, Middle College students must meet the UMD priority application deadline of November 1st during their senior year of high school.

Middle College students accepted into UMD will be regarded as freshman with advanced standing. After admission, UMD will evaluate student transcripts from NWHS and Middle College and then apply college credit (i.e., credit earned from NWHS Advanced Placement courses and MC courses). This applied credit will allow students to enroll into the next level courses advancing their status toward a Bachelor's degree.

Entrance as a freshman does not affect the cost benefit of transferring college credits earned from NWHS and MC.

Entrance into UMD as a freshman provides students with the opportunity for campus housing, merit scholarships, and enrollment into UMD CP Honors and Scholars programs.

Successful completion of the Middle College program does not guarantee acceptance into UMD. UMD is looking for middle college students who perform very well in both their Northwest and MC classes. As such, admission decisions are based on student merit and not exclusively on the completion of program requirements. Montgomery college shares that all students with a grade of B or higher in the Engineering program have been accepted into UMD.

All students initially accepted into UMD will then be evaluated for acceptance into departments such as the Clark School of Engineering.

Transfers to Other Four Year Universities

In addition to the University of Maryland, Montgomery College Credits can transfer to additional schools including George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, University of Texas at Austin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and West Virginia University. Currently, George Washington University is offering any engineering student from Montgomery College who has completed 60 credits and has a GPA of greater than a 3.3 a scholarship of $16,000-$20,000 a year.