Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

High School Dual Enrollment

High School Dual Enrollment


Compare Tuition  (3-credit course)

  Dual Enrollment

Traditional Tuition

Sponsoring $165 per course* $552 - $582 (fees vary) Up to 71%
Non-sponsoring $330 per course* $924 - $954 (fees vary) Up to 66%
* Above rate based on $55 sponsoring/$110 non-sponsoring per credit

What is the process?

Complete a Dual Enrollment Paper Application or Online Application
• Qualifying SAT or ACT Scores to waive placement test (please provide unofficial copy with application and paperwork)


Qualifying scores
• Reading = SAT Reading: 500; ACT Reading: 18
• Math = SAT Math: 530; ACT Math: 20 (Course placement for math varies depending on the score provided by the student)

Students requesting course registration beyond MAT 152, will require placement testing. 

Mail or Scan:

Delaware County Community College
Attention: Dual Enrollment Office
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA  19063

Application and testing must be completed prior to registration deadlines. Go to for registration dates. Please note: The Winter Online session is not available to high school students.

You will receive a Welcome Packet in the mail outlining next steps. Packet will include:
• Dual Enrollment checklist and contact information
• Student web portal instructions (delaGATE)
• Dual Enrollment handbook


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. Interested high school students are invited to apply and participants are selected based on demonstrated academic ability and motivation. Accepted high school students can take a maximum of 21 credits at the Dual Enrollment discounted price.*  

 *After a student has attempted/earned 21 credits or graduated from high school, the standard tuition and fees assessment will apply.

Transfer credits to the College or a four-year school
Students who have the opportunity to earn credits through the Dual Enrollment program can apply the earned credits directly into one of the College’s associate degree programs. The College offers more than 60 degree programs and has transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities. Transferring after earning your associate degree is easy and many four-year schools offer scholarships to Delaware County Community College students. You may also transfer the credits you earn in the Dual Enrollment program directly to a four-year school, putting you even closer to earning your bachelor’s degree**.

**Transferability of credits earned within the Dual Enrollment program is dependent on the college/university and program that the student enrolls. 

Save hundreds of dollars on tuition costs
As part of the College’s program, students will save significantly on tuition costs. Students from sponsoring school districts will pay just $55 per credit, while students from non-sponsoring districts will pay $110 per credit. This is almost a 70 percent discount on the College’s standard tuition rate.

Enhance your college application
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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Dual Enrollment Can Accelerate Your College Education


Kick-start your college degree Earn up to 21 college credits while you’re still in high school.
Enhance your college applications Stand out from your peers and show you are ready to succeed at the college level.
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Apply credits to a Delaware County Community College degree program After completing high school, continue working toward your bachelor’s degree in one of the College’s associate degree programs.
Continue to a bachelor’s degree After earning your associate degree, enjoy a seamless transfer process to the college of your choice. The College has guaranteed admissions agreements and partnerships with a variety of schools.



Studies have shown that students who take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities while in high school tend to be more successful once they fully matriculate into a post-secondary experience.

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Transfer credits to other colleges**

Transfer your Dual Enrollment credits directly to the college of your choice.


Chloe Borgesi photo"Upon deciding to attend Temple University to pursue my Bachelor’s degree, I was able to research what Delaware County Community College classes to take. With the help of Temple’s and Delaware County Community College’s resources, I am happy to say that I will be transferring 47 credits (between classes and AP tests) that are all applicable in Temple. With these credits, I am able to graduate from Temple in three years. It is due to dual enrollment that I am able to save a tremendous amount of money, time, and stress. Taking dual enrollment classes was one of the most beneficial experiences in my high school career."
-Chloe Borgesi
Alexa Plachuta photo"I graduated high school with college credits by taking two college classes as a dual enrollment student. Taking just two classes has put me ahead of my other peers. This fall, I will be finishing pre-requisites for the nursing program. I plan to enter the nursing program in the fall of 2019. From there, I will be transferring to West Chester University for my BSN. Dual Enrollment has allowed me to start on my pre-requisites and because of that I will not have a stressful first year of college. I will have time for more than just school, such as being able to work. (The College's) High School Dual Enrollment program has given me a head start into college and adulthood."
-Alexa Plachuta