Admissions Checklist: Non-Degree-Seeking Student

Please use this checklist as a guide to help you apply to DCC and meet the steps necessary to register and prepare for classes this semester. 

1. Complete Your Admissions Application

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Make sure you select “Part-Time Non-Degree Study Application” from drop down menu after you create your login ID and PIN. Complete the application to get to the signature page with your myDCC login and password (write down this login info),

Review Your Application Status Online After You Apply

2. Submit Prerequisite Proof (if applicable)

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If you are looking to take a class that requires a prerequisite(s), and you believe you have met the requirement(s) through means outside of DCC, send proof of completion to registrar@sunydutchess.edu. Proof of prerequisites include college transcripts, high school transcripts, AP test scores, SAT Scores, ACT scores or TASC exam scores. 

Documents do not need to be official but they must have your name and institution clearly stated to be accepted.

3. Take Academic Placement Tests (if applicable)

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If you are looking to take classes in any of the following subjects, and do not meet the prerequisite through any means, a placement test may be taken to determine if you are eligible. The subject areas include:

English
Mathematics
Biology
Upper Level Spanish

Check with a Registrar’s Office representative before signing up for the test to determine if it is necessary.

Students who need testing accommodations must contact the Office of Accommodative Services at (845) 431-8055 prior to taking the placement test.

Get More Information/See Testing Schedule

4. Submit Immunization Records (if applicable)

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Students taking six or more credits who were born after January 1, 1957 must submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella in order to attend classes. Failure to provide this information will result in you being withdrawn from classes prior to the start of the semester. Your records may be emailed to healthoffice@sunydutchess.edu or faxed to (845) 431-8504.

5. Register for Classes

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Log into your myDCC account and sign up for your class(es).

For assistance throughout the registration process you can view our online guide for “How to Register” or our “Web Tutorial.”

6. Make Payment Arrangements

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After signing up for classes, be sure to make payment arrangements to secure your schedule. If you do not make any arrangement, you run the risk of being dropped from your class(es).

Information regarding payments is through our Student Financial Services Office and can be found here.

You should provide Proof of NYS/County Residency: All NYS residents are required to prove their residency to be charged in-state tuition. 

7. After You've Paid Your Bill...

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If you are attending class on campus, get your DCC ID card and parking permit: Students may obtain these by bringing their schedule and photo ID to the Security Office (Room 114 – Student Services Center).

Email is the primary communication method at DCC. You may receive emails from different departments such as Registrars or Student Financial Services or from your teachers as well. To ensure that you do not miss any important information you should set up your email account and notification preferences on your phone. You can access the instructions on how to do so here.