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**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.
Are you ready to take your education to the next level this fall? Register early for a successful semester.
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**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.
Want to earn some college credit this summer? Then register now for Summer term credit classes!
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Cost of gas got you down? Never fear — AlterNetRides is here! The easy-to-use, online service links you with other people who would like to carpool to or from campus.
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Interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math? Apply now for a $1,000 student support award. You’ll benefit from mentoring and other services, too!
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Super couple Tony and Lauren Dungy will celebrate the release of their newest book during a free program on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
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Help DCCCD test the way information is organized on the district website. You’ll win a prize, such as movie tickets, just for participating.
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Several campuses of the Dallas County Community College District will present Black History Month observances and celebrations.
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The Dallas County Community College District and the Dallas Independent School District will host the half-day Las Llaves del Exito/Keys to Success college fair on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster.
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Concerned about getting your financial aid money? Learn how the process works behind the scenes.
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In a battle of the brains, beating the buzzer and winning points was the focus of the 2011 African American Male Academic Bowl — the only event of its kind in Texas.
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DCCCD employees observed the district’s 45th anniversary by lending a hand to a wide variety of grateful agencies and organizations.
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Meet author Walter Mosley as he signs copies of his latest novel. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit the Dallas County Community College District Foundation’s George Dawson Scholarship Fund.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has directed the lowering of all flags under state control to half-staff on March 15 as a mark of respect for Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I.
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A special event, “Bits and Bites,” will help raise funds for El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute.
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Two students from the Dallas County Community College District went to Washington recently to visit with their own elected officials and to share with them the importance of the education and opportunities they receive through DCCCD.

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Finalists for the position — Dr. Alex Kajstura, Dr. Thom Chesney and Dr. Bill Coppola — will visit the college and participate in a campus open forum on separate dates in March and April.
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Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mary Ellen Weber is the keynote speaker for this special event, designed to inspire students who are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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The finalists — Dr. Robert Bisking, Dr. Pedro Martinez and Dr. Jean Conway — will visit the college and speak during a campus open forum on separate dates in April.
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Meet author and entrepreneur Russell Simmons on Friday, April 15, at Barnes & Noble, and help support the George Dawson Scholarship Fund.
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DCCCD students and employees — as well as interested community members — can learn how to lead sustainable lives and careers through more than 20 sessions offered at this free event.
In our continued efforts to improve service, DCCCD financial aid is making significant changes to the way we do business. Here’s what you can expect to see in the coming months.
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Education and the economy will be the focus of a political forum at El Centro College featuring Dallas mayoral candidates Mike Rawlings, David Kunkle and Edward Okpa.
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Fifteen DCCCD students who excel in the arts received awards and also performed and exhibited their works during a special program on April 8, 2011.
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Students: As the semester ends, don't forget to visit the bookstore. Sell your used textbooks for some extra cash, and be sure to return rentals by May 16.
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DCCCD’s satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid is changing significantly as of July 1, 2011. Find out how the changes may affect you.
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Good news — federal financial aid will be available this summer for students who need it. (Please note: This is archived information from 2011.)
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This spring, students graduating from DCCCD will don caps and gowns of recycled materials to receive degrees and certificates.
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Several colleges of the Dallas County Community College District offer the perfect solutions to those summertime needs for camp, classes and fun.
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CVC and four other Texas community colleges will share a national Completion by Design grant as they strive to help more young people obtain a degree, certificate or credential - May 26, 2011
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Dr. Thom Chesney was named president of Brookhaven College, effective Aug. 15, 2011, and Dr. Jean Conway was named president of Eastfield College, effective June 8, 2011.
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DCCCD will present illustrator Jerry Pinkey during the Dallas Museum of Art’s first BooksmART festival on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
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Need to visit your campus Financial Aid Office? Check our new hours, effective July 5, 2011, before you go.
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Three Dallas County Community College District students were honored for their tenacity, courage and determination when they received the 2011 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship award.
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Dr. Andrew Jones, Dallas County Community College District executive vice chancellor for educational affairs, has accepted the position of chancellor for the Coast Community College District in Orange County, Calif.
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Forty-six DCCCD students designed a Mars rover while visiting Johnson Space Center in spring 2011 as part of a special program for community college students.
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The Dallas County Community College District will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, to discuss the DCCCD redistricting process. The hearing will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the district’s administrative offices, 1601 S. Lamar St. in Dallas, in the board room. All interested citizens are invited to attend.
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Dallas County Community College District students could get an advance start on their bachelor’s degree with Kaplan University (KU) through a new modified “2+2” program.
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If you receive an email with the subject line “More Financial Aid Info Needed,” be sure to complete the financial aid verification process.
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If you're pursuing a construction-related degree or certificate, don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship (PDF - 21KB) being offered by the National Association of Women in Construction Dallas Chapter.
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Are you completing career training at DCCCD that you plan to finish by December 2012? QUEST: Dallas/Collin may be able to assist you on your path to career success!

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Richland College has received a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
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Did you apply for financial aid? Wondering how long your registration for fall classes will be protected? Visit this page for the answer. (Please note: This is archived information from 2011.)
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Were you notified that you are ineligible for a federal Pell grant? Learn about some options to pay for your classes: payment plans, emergency loans and scholarships.
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Confused about whether you need to complete the financial aid verification process? Get more information about this step.
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Twelve outstanding Dallas County Community College District students have been awarded Muse Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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We’ve noticed that a lot of students are concerned and have questions about the application process for federal loans, so we wanted to clear up some things.
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Learn how financial aid disbursement works and how you can get your money earlier next semester.