The free elective provides each student with the opportunity to select a course that
might not otherwise be applicable to his or her degree. Its aim is to broaden the
educational experience at Dutchess Community College or to meet a particular interest
or need. To achieve the aim of the free elective, the course chosen should be outside
the subject area of the student’s degree program.
The free elective course should be chosen thoughtfully with the assistance of the
faculty advisor (full-time students) or a Registrar’s Office advisor (part-time students).
A student may choose for the free elective a course that is either applicable or non-applicable
to his or her program. A student may not choose a course that is a prerequisite for
a required course in his or her program.
If the free elective course chosen is applicable to the student’s program, the grade
and credit earned for the course will automatically count in the semester in which
the course was taken.
Reserved Rights of the College
Dutchess Community College is not obligated to offer any courses described in this
catalog for which enrollment is insufficient. A degree or certificate program with
a history of limited enrollment may become inactive. The College also reserves the
right to modify curriculum requirements, courses, tuition and fee schedules, and policies
pertaining to its educational program without further notice.
A student who needs a course to complete graduation requirements which is not offered
or which is fully enrolled should confer with the Registrar. Students are requested
to contact the Registrar’s Office for the most current information regarding course
offerings, class schedules, or tuition and fees.