Students planning to register for online courses:
Dutchess Community College's Online Registration Policy is:
"All continuing students enrolling in online courses must have a cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.5 or higher. All full-time students must have successfully completed 12 credits before enrolling in an online course."
This policy is considered to be an additional prerequisite for all online courses.
If you do not meet these criteria you will be removed from any registered online courses and notified by mail of the changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am a FULL-TIME continuing student. How does this policy affect me?
A: You must have completed at least 12 credits and have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or greater in order to take an online class.
Q:I am a PART-TIME continuing student. How does this policy affect me?
A: You must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or greater in order to take an online class.
Q: I am a VISITING student, only looking to take a few classes. I am not matriculated into a DCC program.
A: You are not affected by this policy. You may take online classes at DCC without restriction.
Q: I am a new student taking 12 or more credits in my first semester. Am I allowed to pre-register for online courses for my second semester at DCC?
A: Yes. You may register for these classes - however, please be aware of the policy and your progress in your current courses. If you do not meet the criteria after the current semester grades are posted, you will be removed from your online courses. If that occurs, you will be notified by mail.
Q: I need to take a course only given online in the Spring, Fall, or Summer Semesters. Will I be subject to this policy?
A: No. For courses only given online at DCC, this policy is waived. This does not apply to Wintersession courses.
Q: Are there any exceptions to this policy?
A: Waivers to the policy may only be made by the Office of Academic Affairs. Currently, if you wish to apply for a waiver, please contact Chrisie Mitchell, Associate Director of the Teaching Learning Center, by email.