Special Application Procedures

Some programs or circumstances require a special process for admissions. Check below to see if you need to submit additional materials or follow a unique procedure for admission.

Today, entrance into college is more competitive than ever. Earning college credit while you’re still in high school will help make your application stand out. It not only shows that you are a dedicated, committed student, but it also proves that you are ready to succeed at the college level.

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The College issues the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-20 to qualified individuals who wish to obtain F-1 visa status for full-time study. The College also welcomes students on other visas. Take a moment to review our international student brochure and application.

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If you do not have a high school diploma or GED and are 19 years of age or older, we can consider you for enrollment on a part-time basis. To pursue this opportunity, you must:

It is important to note that students without a high school diploma or GED are not eligible for Federal financial aid, even if admitted to the College.

Students interested in the plumbing apprenticeship should call 610-356-4800 for admission procedures.

The minimum age for admission into the Municipal Police Academy is 18. You must be a U.S. citizen. Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis, and class size is limited. In order to ensure the safety of students, the College and the general public, we have instituted entrance requirements for students seeking admission to the Academy, as described under PA Legislative Act 120:

  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Delaware County Community College placement test
  • Health examination
  • Criminal background check
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid automobile driver’s license
  • Certified Driver's Check
  • United States Citizenship

Application procedure

  • Complete the Municipal Police Academy registration form: Download the form
      ~  Call 610-359-7386 to obtain the form
      ~  Send an email and provide your name and address to receive an information packet and registration form
  • Applicants will be advised of dates for pre-admission testing
  • Results of the testing will be mailed to applicants and will include the start date of classes; dress code requirements; and billing information

If you are a transfer student wishing to receive credit for previous course work you have completed, submit official transcripts from all of the post-secondary schools you have attended. Acceptance of transfer credit will depend on:

  • Appropriateness of courses to selected College curriculum
  • Similarity of transfer credit to courses offered at the College
  • When the credits were earned
  • Grades received for courses

To obtain transfer credit, mark the appropriate space on the general application form and submit a Petition for Transfer of Credit to the Assessment Center.

Only 36 transfer credits may be used toward degree requirements. Former Delaware County Community College students who have completed 24 or more credits at the College may transfer a maximum of 12 credits from other institutions to satisfy degree requirements. For information contact the Assessment Services Office at the Marple Campus.

Delaware County Community College defines "visiting students" as individuals who are matriculated at another college or university and who wish to enroll at our College for course work which will transfer back to their home institution.

To enroll at our College as a visiting student, please follow the simple steps below. It is strongly recommended that you submit all of the paperwork together. Steps 2 through 4 must be completed for each semester you plan to attend as a visiting student. Step 1 may need to be completed again if it has been a year or longer since you last attended here.

Step 1: Complete a Delaware County Community College Application for Admission. Be sure to include a “major” (academic program) code in the appropriate space on the application form. Applications cannot be processed without a major code.

Step 2: Get a letter from your advisor on your school letterhead or a form from your school that authorizes enrollment at our College for the purposes of transferring the credits back to your home institution. This authorization must indicate the specific Delaware County Community College course or courses you wish to take.  It’s important to discuss your plans with your home institution so they can advise you.

Step 3: Include a note providing the specific course information for the class(es) in which you wish to enroll, including CRN (course reference #), SUBJ (subject code), CRS (credits), SEC (section), and TITLE (course title).

Step 4: Mail all of the above information together to:

Delaware County Community College
Admissions Office
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

Consider transferring your credits to Delaware County Community College! We recommend that visiting students submit an official transcript and transfer their credits to the College. Transferring credits to our College makes registering for classes easier. Many of our classes have pre-requisites that you may have completed at your home institution. Unless you transfer those pre-requisites to us, you may be prevented from registering online. When you transfer credits to us, you do not lose your credits at your home school.

Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing


If you would like to apply for admission to the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program, you should:

• Attend an information session. To find out about upcoming sessions, see the Events Calendar

• Follow the instructions as outlined in the Neurodiagnostic Technology Admission Procedures Packet

To apply for admission to the Nursing Program (RN), you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
  • Priority is given to residents of Delaware County and Chester County
  • Attend an information session. To find out about upcoming sessions, see the Events calendar
  • Follow the instructions as outlined in the Nursing Admission Procedures:

       Nursing Admission Procedures Packet - Fall 2017

The College has instituted the following admissions criteria for individuals seeking enrollment in the Paramedic-Advanced Life Support program:

  • Either be a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification (Pennsylvania or National Registry) OR enroll in EMT class prior to or during the first semester in the program.
  • Current Healthcare Provider Level Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
  • Criminal background check
  • Clear child abuse background check
  • Take a medical physical examination and drug testing
  • Delaware County Community College placement test
  • Submit verification of current medical insurance
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Individuals are admitted to this program by the College’s Director of Emergency Services Education. For more information, contact Elaine Karr by email or phone: 610-723-4012.

To apply for admission to the respiratory therapy program, you should:

  • Attend an information session. To find out about upcoming sessions, see the Events calendar

       Respiratory Therapy Admissions Procedures - Fall 2016

If you would like to apply for admission to the Surgical Technology program, you should: