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Applying for College

The colleges of DCCCD have an open-door admissions policy to ensure that every person has the opportunity to get a college education.

To take classes for college credit, you must first complete the application for admission. Apply early to make s​ure you have plenty of time to visit with an advisor, complete assessment testing and plan your course schedule. See our admission requirements for more information.

Note: If you are an international student, please visit the International Student Admission page for more information or to contact us with questions. All other students can apply in one of three ways:

  1. Online
    Apply online using the eConnect Application for Credit Admissions. eConnect is a Web service that lets you get personalized information and conduct business online.
    Please note: If you were formerly enrolled as a credit student at a college of DCCCD but have not registered within the past year, you must submit an updated admissions application.
  2. By mail or fax
    Print this application (PDF - 315KB), fill it out, and mail or fax it to the college of your choice.
  3. In person
    Drop by the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at the college you wish to attend and complete an admissions application in person.

What you will need

  • Completed application
  • If available, your official high school transcript, a copy of your diploma or a copy of your GED certificate. (If you graduated from high school within the past five years, your transcript is required.)
  • Official college transcripts, if you have already attended another college. Have your transcripts sent directly to the college of DCCCD you wish to attend. Many courses have prerequisites that must be met before registering. As a result, students who have not submitted transcripts may not be able to register for all desired classes. (See frequently asked questions about the transcript evaluation process.)
  • Proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination (some exemptions apply)

You may also be asked to provide documentary evidence of your residency status. The amount of tuition charged is based on your residency classification.

Questions? Contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at the college you plan to attend or text “DCCCD” to 214-978-6457.


The application requirements can vary depending on what type of student you are. See requirements for the steps you need to take.

High school students taking dual credit classes need to work with a dual credit admissions officer and their high school counselor to enroll.

International students must work with the Multicultural Center to apply for admission.

Students who are taking only continuing education or noncredit classes should go through the Workforce and Continuing Education Division.

Veterans and their family members should contact Veterans Services for help in completing the process to access all eligible benefits.

Students enrolling in the Students 50+ Program can work with an admissions specialist for our senior adult programs for assistance.