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Hats off to everyone who is trying to complete classes from home . . . especially difficult for classes that depend on hands-on work. Pictured: Gunsmithing instructor Mark Dye (top right) with gunsmithing graduate Mark Gordon (top left) in a segment called "Cold Bore Shot."

Volume 13 Issue 15 --- April 27 - May 4, 2020

This is the final Yourspace of the spring semester. Please visit your Self Service account regularly for information regarding registration, graduation, course status, grades, financial aid and more.

Dedicated to the Class of 2020

We want to congratulate all our students who have completed graduation requirements and who would have been walking across the stage on May 6th. Our thoughts go out to you and your families as you hold your own private celebrations of your outstanding achievements, especially given the circumstances. We know it is a time you will always remember.

However - your MCC family still wants to see you cross that stage so please, be patient. You will be hearing from us as soon as we are free to set a date. In the meantime, here are a few moments to celebrate from the 2019-2020 academic year.

Let's Celebrate MCC SGA Virtual Spirit Week

There's still one full week left to the semester. Let's go out with a bang by celebrating Virtual Spirit Week! Post your pics on Facebook and Instagram, and don't forget to tag Montgomery Community College, Montgomery Community College SGA and #MCCSpiritWeek!

Summer Registration is Still Open

The summer registration period has been extended to allow you to register for the classes you need this summer.

Not sure what courses you need? Contact your academic advisor for assistance with registration. If you know the courses you need this summer, go to your Self Service account to register online or email fryek@montgomery.edu for assistance.

To view what's being offered, click the link for the summer course schedule.

Tuition Deadline Extended to June 5

Pay online through your Self Service account. Pay over the phone by calling the Business Office at 910-898-9633. During our modified schedule, leave a message and someone will call you back. Pay by using the Nelnet payment plan.

Using financial aid to pay for tuition? Check your Self Service account for your financial aid status.

IT Students Continue 100% Pass Rate Streak

Congratulations to Brandon, Josh, Edward, and Andrew for passing the MTA: Database Fundamentals certification exam! They continued the excellence of passing on the first attempt as have all past IT graduates! We appreciate #certiportcertified providing remote proctoring through the Exams from Home initiative to make this opportunity possible.

Below is a screenshot of the students hanging out in the DBA 115 Google Meet "classroom."

Exploiting the Coronavirus: Watch Out for Fake Charities!

A KnowBe4 Scam Alert

With the Coronavirus pandemic still raging on, people all over the world are doing what they can to help one another. The bad guys are hoping to use this compassion to their advantage. They are posing as charitable organizations that claim to fund research, support hospitals, or provide help to victims of the virus. Don’t be fooled!

Want to donate to real causes? Here are some tips:

  • Do your research. Use a trusted website like Charity Navigator to research an organization before making donations.
  • Reach out. Contact your charitable organization of choice directly by going to their website or calling your local chapter.
  • Never trust a link. Even if the email appears to be sent from a legitimate organization, type the webpage into your browser instead of clicking a link provided in an email.

Stop Look Think - Don't be fooled. The KnowBe4 Security Team at KnowBe4.com.

An important note from MCC's financial aid office

If you have not completed your 20-21 FAFSA for the upcoming academic year with your family 2018 tax information, please do so immediately, especially if you are attempting to receive a Montgomery Scholars Scholarship or MCC Foundation Scholarship.

FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year opened in October of 2019. Financial aid funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students whose FAFSAs have not yet been completed run the risk of having to pay some or all of their tuition out-of-pocket. Don't delay! Complete your FAFSA now!

FAFSAs can be completed at www.fafsa.gov.

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