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.
Step 1. Gather all necessary paperwork
Complete and gather all necessary paperwork:
Step 2. Get approval from your high school
Make sure your high school counselor reviews and approves the courses listed on your Dual Enrollment agreement form.
Step 3. Send all materials to:
Delaware County Community College
Attention: Admissions Office – Dual Enrollment Pilot
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
The deadline to apply is August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, May 1 for the Summer I, and June 1 for the Summer II.
Step 4. Await decision from Dual Enrollment Committee
Your application will be reviewed by the Dual Enrollment Admissions Committee. You will be notified by mail whether you’re application was approved or not. If you are not approved, we encourage you to keep working hard in your high school courses and reapply for a future term.
Step 5. Schedule your placement test
Accepted students will receive instructions on scheduling their placement test. You must complete the College’s entire placement test, covering reading comprehension, math and a writing sample. The “green ticket” (included with your acceptance letter) and a photo ID are required to take the test. Visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/preparation-sample.html to see sample questions.
Step 6. Schedule follow-up appointment
One to two weeks after testing, contact Enrollment Management at 610-359-5141 to schedule your follow-up appointment. This appointment may take place by phone or in person. A Dual Enrollment Advisor will review your placement test scores and register for the course(s) requested, if appropriate.* Course availability cannot be guaranteed.
Step 7. Access delaGATE
At the follow-up appointment, you will learn how to access delaGATE, the College’s online portal. From delaGATE, you can access your bill for the term, information on student services and new student orientation, and your college email account.
Step 8. Pay your bill
Payment in full is expected by the due date; this due date may be immediate if you register close to the beginning of the semester. The College accepts cash, check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. Payment by credit card and electronic check is accepted online via delaGATE. Failure to make payment arrangements by the due date will result in the cancellation of the course. We cannot guarantee that, if canceled for non-payment, you can be reinstated into the same course. High school students are not eligible for financial aid. They are also not eligible for the College’s payment plan due to the significantly reduced tuition.
If you are mature and have strong academic credentials, you may be considered for early admission to Delaware County Community College after completion of your junior year of high school. To be considered, you must:
The College maintains a number of established agreements with area high schools that provide opportunities for students to engage in early college and career awareness experiences. Check with your school counselor to see if your school has such an arrangement with us. If so, contact our Enrollment Services Office (Founders Hall, Room 3555, 610-325-2812) for more information.
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.
To apply for admission to the Nursing Program (RN), you must:
The College has instituted the following admissions criteria for individuals seeking enrollment in the Paramedic-Advanced Life Support program:
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.
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:
To apply for admission to the respiratory therapy program, you should:
If you would like to apply for admission to the Surgical Technology program, you should:
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:
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.