How to Get Started
Cedar Valley College — one of the seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) — has an open-door admissions policy. Anyone who can benefit from post-secondary education has an opportunity to enroll. If you’re admitted to one college, you’re automatically admitted to all of them.
You can apply to Cedar Valley College even if you don’t have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. No matter what your current circumstances are, we can work with you to develop a plan to help you achieve your educational and career goals. See our catalog for more information about our
Once you have applied for admission, you should plan to attend an orientation session, take assessment testing, meet with an advisor and register for classes. Visit our Admissions and Registration Process page for more information on the steps you’ll need to take toward obtaining a college degree or technical training.
Who We Are
The colleges of DCCCD comprise one of the largest community college systems in the state. In addition to Cedar Valley, the colleges include Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.
Each college is individually
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.
The colleges of DCCCD are part of an
equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our student population, which mirrors the faces of the community, is
diverse: 24.3 percent Hispanic, 23.9 percent African-American, 8.4 percent Asian, 39.9 percent Anglo and 3.4 percent all others combined.
What We Offer
The colleges of DCCCD can provide you with:
Academic and Career/Technical Programs
For students who wish to
transfer to a four-year college or university, our
Core Curriculum can provide a solid foundation for your college education. See our
Transfer Services page for additional helpful information.
The colleges offer
nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates for students who want to enter the workforce directly.
We recognize that many students who wish to attend college do not have the financial resources available to pay the cost of higher education. We can help you apply for
financial aid such as grants, loans, scholarships or part-time employment.