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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

Eli photo"I entered DCCC when I was fifteen and it was intimidating. I had been homeschooled my whole life, and this was my first experience of formal academics. These last few years, however, have been nothing short of perfect. I found that DCCC prepared me for higher education in a far more direct way than the education that my peers in traditional high school received.

DCCC gave me the chance to find what I was good at and learn it in a college setting. I was able to transfer with a scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill and I saved tens of thousands of dollars by applying as a transfer student rather than entering college as a freshman. All of the credits I earned at DCCC transferred to UNC. The head start and savings help me to focus on my interests and not worry about how I'm going to pay for college.

My experience in community college shaped me as a person and made me an advocate for this alternative path to a four-year college education. I want to thank everyone at DCCC for the opportunity that dual-enrollment gave to me."

-Eli Dietrich

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