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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

Ben Mergott photo"When I heard of dual enrollment in my junior year of highschool I thought it was merely a way to bypass a few English classes, and then just move on to a university. In reality, dual enrollment is a gateway into obtaining an affordable, and at the same time amazing, education. I am now in my fourth semester at Delaware County Community College taking full advantage of their affordable courses, and using the schools resources to help me succeed in my endeavor of getting my bachelors degree in nursing. The transfer program at the College is a great way to bridge the gap between your associate degree and bachelor’s degree.

Next year, I have plans to start at Thomas Jefferson University to get my BSN in two years. Because of the credits I’ve earned at the College, I will graduate a year ahead of my original high school class! Also, choosing to take advantage of the transfer program in my senior year of high school has really paid off for me in the long run, and has allowed me to save enough money to get an apartment in Center City while at Jefferson. There are so many perks that accompany dual enrollment and that’s why I recommend it to any high schoolers thinking about trying it out!"

-Ben Mergott, Former Ridley HS Dual Enrollment student & current Delaware County Community College student!

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