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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

College in the High School/

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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

Morgan Dempsey photo"I started at Delaware County Community College when I was a freshman in high school, because I remembered seeing the posters around our school and learning they offered summer courses. My first summer I only took one class and it honestly was very intimidating, neither of my parents went to college and I hadn’t developed many study skills from school before that time, so it took me a bit to adjust. After that original adjustment though, I ended up loving it and did pretty well in the course overall. It also gave me a lot more confidence than I would have had entering into my AP level courses in my sophomore year, and I really felt it prepared me well for those higher level courses.

I believe these dual enrollment courses have given me a leg up now, far beyond just high school classes. I’m currently a senior and as of right now I have 30 college credits (and am enrolled in another 9 more for the fall), which is a little more than a year of being a full time college student. Next fall I plan to enroll in the King’s College partnership with Villanova University (pending my acceptance), which is a 3+3 program where I’d planned to get my undergraduates degree in political science in 3 years and then go to Villanova for 3 years in their law school, but with the credits I’ve amassed (and will complete this year) here at DCCC, I am hoping to complete my undergraduates degree in under 2 years. I recommend dual enrollment to everyone I meet and it has been one of the best decisions I made.


-Morgan Dempsey

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