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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

High School Dual Enrollment

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What Is Dual Enrollment?

The College’s Dual Enrollment Program provides eligible high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while they’re still in high school at a fraction of the standard tuition rates.

Types of Dual Enrollment

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Qualified high school students can earn college credit for select courses taught at their high school by vetted faculty.


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Qualified high school students enroll in college courses at one of Delaware County Community College’s locations (including online).

Structured Pathways &
Special Programs

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Qualified high school students may enroll in a special structured program to earn credit towards a degree. Only select high schools participate.


Student Spotlight

Gia photo"Deciding whether to apply for the dual enrollment program was one of the most important and difficult decisions that I made during my high school years. I understood that it was a great opportunity and value, but I was scared that it would be very different and difficult. I am very glad that I put my fears aside and decided to apply. The dual enrollment program is very different, but in good way. The transition into dual enrollment was very smooth because there are so many people truly interested in your success that help you navigate your way and answer any questions you may have.

I remember my first day I was terrified. I thought the work was going to be hard and I was concerned that I would not do well. But it was actually the opposite of that. I realized that it wasn’t about being smart but about doing the work, asking questions, studying and staying on top of everything. The professors understood this was very different for the dual enrollment students and worked with us in any way they could if we needed help.

I am grateful beyond words for this program, it has saved me so much time and money while also teaching me so much. I learned what to expect as a full-time college student. It also helped me become a better student and person overall. As I advanced through the program, I learned the skills, discipline, and most importantly the confidence needed to complete the increasingly more challenging assignments. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone investigating this opportunity. I had a blast and met so many wonderful people including students, professors, directors, and administrators. "

-Gia Felker

Instructor Spotlight

Danamarie Gallagher photoDr. Gallagher has dedicated her career to the students at Delaware County Community College. She is more than just a professor of communication studies, she is a leader. Read what she has to say about communication:

“Communication is so important in our everyday lives! From our personal relationships to our professional relationships, communication impacts us all. According to the National Communication Association, communication students learn how to create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context as well as critically analyze messages. Communication students also learn to recognize and respect diverse perspectives and are able to adapt their communication in diverse cultural contexts.

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most highly sought after skills by employers. In fact, the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey found that the knowledge and skills taught in Communication courses are essential to being hired, regardless of your major.

A degree in Communication opens the door to a wide array of employment opportunities. Communication graduates have jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors”.

-Dr. Danamarie Gallagher, Ed.D. Professor, Communication Studies