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Admissions and Registration Process

 
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​The colleges of DCCCD offer you a great value: quality instruction, seven locations in Dallas County plus online classes through Dallas Colleges Online, and a cost of only $177 per three-hour credit course for residents of Texas who reside in Dallas County. (Interested in signing up for noncredit classes to improve your job skills or for personal enrichment? Please see our Continuing Education Registration page.)

Follow the steps below to begin making progress toward a college degree or technical training. (Please note that the order of the steps is a little different at each college. Check with the college of your choice to find out the exact order you should follow.)

1. Apply to be admitted to the college of your choice.
New-to-college students must complete an application for admission. Applying early is a good idea. You may need to turn in proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination as part of your admissions process. Note: If you are an international student, you must contact an international student advisor at the college you wish to attend to apply for admission.

2. Participate in an orientation session.
After you're admitted to the college, you should plan to attend an orientation session. Contact the Advising/Counseling Center at your college to schedule a session.

3. Take an assessment test.
Contact the Assessment/Testing Center to schedule assessment testing.

4. See an academic advisor.
Schedule a visit with an academic advisor to select your courses.

5. Register for classes.
There are two ways to register. Any accepted student who has completed the application and advising process may register for the coming semester. Get information about upcoming registration dates.