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Cedar Valley College

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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 admission requirements.

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.

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What We Offer

The colleges of DCCCD can provide you with:

  • the first two years of a bachelor’s degree
  • more than 100 high-demand career programs
  • enrichment and certification classes for a lifetime of learning
  • professors who are dedicated to your success, not a research grant
  • unparalleled quality at a tuition you can afford

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.

Financial Aid

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.