Meet with a Counselor/Advisor
We're here to help you plan your education and meet your academic goals.
There are various ways students can connect (PDF, ) with someone in counseling and advising.
Click on the "Start Chat" button below for help accessing our virtual and on-campus services.
Students with disabilities: Learn how to schedule an appointment with Disability Support Services (DSS).
Ways to Connect with Counseling & Advising
Live Chat with Us
Best for quick advising questions that can be answered by a Counselor within 5-10
Live Chat Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hours may change at any time.
Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) Hours: 24/7
Send a Question to Us
Best for quick questions about a specific/concrete issue that can be answered quickly by a Counselor.
Contact form available 24/7; Response time is within two business days.Send a Question
Meet with Us Virtually or In Person
Best for comprehensive advising needs.
Virtual meetings are held via Zoom or phone.
- Schedule a Virtual Meetingnew window
In-person meetings are available on all three campuses. Use Starfish to:
- Schedule a Meeting on the Germantown Campusnew window
- Schedule a Meeting on the Rockville Campusnew window
- Schedule a Meeting on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campusnew window
After scheduling, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions to your Montgomery College email account.
If you need help scheduling a meeting, fill out our request formnew window.
Make sure you’ve completed the steps below. Once you’ve completed all the steps, you are ready to meet with someone in Counseling & Advising.
Complete the admissions application and related admissions tasks. See Step One on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register page for details.
Claim your MyMC account, set up your MC email account, and determine if you need to take placement tests. See Step Two on the Getting Started: How to Apply and Register page for details.