Student Resources and Support

Your safety is our top priority. Please visit dccc.edu/coronavirus to access resources and information to help support student success during the pandemic.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Student Resources & Support


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College Update
January 5, 2021

Following are some of the key operational changes as part of the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Hours of Operation: The College is open to assist you virtually:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

Marple Campus, Southeast Center, Exton Center and Pennocks Bridge Campus
Effective Monday, Monday, January 4, all student support services, including advising, counseling, registration and tutoring will only be offered remotely through at least Friday, January 29, 2021.  

Effective Monday, January 4, all Learning Commons support services will be offered in a remote modality and remain in effect through at least Friday, January 29, 2021. Computer use, printing, reserving study space and non-computer library materials (books, DVDs, etc.) will also not be available during this time.

Laptops can be returned to Security at the College’s Marple Campus, in the STEM Center lobby, any day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Laptop lending for spring 2021 classes will begin the week of January 11, 2021. You may schedule your appointment for laptop pick-up at the Marple Campus for any available timeslot beginning on January 11 at dccc.edu/laptop-loan.

For more information regarding laptop loan extensions, returns or new requests, please refer to the FAQs.

Please check back for updates regarding when on-campus support services will resume at the Marple Campus, Southeast Center, Exton Center and Pennocks Bridge Campus locations.

Upper Darby Center, Downingtown Campus and Brandywine Center
Temporarily closed.

Spring 2021 Bookstore Credit/Financial Aid Available, January 4-26: Spring 2021 (including 7-week Sessions A and B) bookstore credit/financial aid will be available to use on the bookstore's website January 4 through January 26. The final date for all returns and exchanges is also January 26. 

To check your available credit, sign into (or create an account) at www.dccc-shop.com and under your account, enter your student ID#. Students are encouraged to place orders early to get the best possible pricing—used books go quickly—and to ensure prompt delivery.
 

Spring 2021 Semester: Most classes will be held online during the spring sessions. The College is pleased to offer more real-time, synchronous online classes this spring in addition to self-paced, asynchronous online classes. Certain courses that require a hands-on component, particularly those in the Allied Health & Nursing division and Emergency Services, Municipal Police Academy, Skilled Trades, Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing programs, will be held in person. If you have any questions, it is recommended that you contact the academic department directly, call Career and Counseling Services (610-359-5324) or email [email protected] to speak with an advisor.

Spring Hybrid Classes: The majority of spring 2021 hybrid classes will begin in a fully online format and will not meet on campus. Exceptions may include certain classes in the Allied Health & Nursing division and Emergency Services, Municipal Police Academy, Skilled Trades, Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing programs, which will continue to follow recommended state and CDC safety guidelines. Students will be notified by their instructors when classes will begin to meet at the respective campus locations.

Tuition and Fees: The College is committed to making education affordable. Given the ongoing crisis in the United States and in our local community, and in an effort to assist students with the cost of education, there will be no tuition and fee increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Virtual Registration: Prospective students may apply, placement test, participate in an online mandatory New Student Orientation, meet with an advisor and register all in a single virtual session. To save time, prospective students are encouraged to apply online and complete an online orientation prior to calling in for Virtual Registration. Current students can also meet with an advisor on Virtual Registration Days or by making an appointment with Career & Counseling Services (see below). Visit dccc.edu/virtual-registration for more information. 

Career and Counseling Services for Spring 2021: Effective Monday, January 4, all Career and Counseling Services will be available remotely (by phone, email or Zoom video conferencing by request) and remain in effect through at least Friday, January 29, 2021. In-person advising and counseling services will not be available until at least Friday, January 29, 2021.

Career and Counseling Services’ counselors and advisors are available for full services virtually during the spring semester due to the remote learning circumstances. Services vary by day:
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday by virtual appointment 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Wednesday is a Virtual Registration Day 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (no appointment)
• Friday by virtual appointment 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

To request support with academic advising or registering for classes, please make an appointment online or add yourself to our online Drop-in waiting service when open at www.dccc.edu/dropin.

To request support with career or personal counseling, please call 610-359-5324 or email [email protected].

Current students can now utilize our online Drop-in waiting service at www.dccc.edu/dropin. Students may also contact our educational advisors at [email protected] and our counselors at [email protected]. For more information, please visit our website at dccc.edu/counseling.

Transfer Services for Spring 2021: Students are able to receive transfer advising services remotely (by phone, email or Zoom video conferencing only) by contacting 610-359-5324 and requesting to schedule a transfer appointment. Appointments begin on January 25, 2021, with a general wait time of one week, so making an appointment early is recommended.

Disability Services for Spring 2021: Effective Monday, January 4, all Disability Services will be available remotely (by phone, email or Zoom video conferencing by request) and remain in effect through at least Friday, January 29, 2021. The Office of Disability Services is fully available virtually by phone or Zoom video conferencing. For more information, please call the Director of Disability Services, Ann Binder at 610-325-2748 or email. For more information, please visit our website at dccc.edu/disability-services.

IT Support Center: The IT Support Center team is available to assist you via remote support Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Events: All in-person clubs, athletics, student-related activities and external events are canceled through the spring. However, many virtual events and information sessions are being held. Visit the event calendar at dccc.edu/events.


REGISTRATION DATES
January 16: Virtual Registration for Spring 2021 and Spring 7-Week A Classes
January 19-22: Last Week to Register for Spring 2021 and Spring 7-Week A Classes
March 24: Last Day to Register for Spring 7-Week B Classes
April 5: Registration Opens for Summer and Fall Sessions for Prospective Students*

Registration opens on March 25 for military veterans and on March 29 for current students.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
January 18: Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes – College Closed)
January 21: Spring 2021 and Spring 7-Week A Classes Begin
February 13 and 15:  Presidents’ Day Weekend (No Classes – College Closed)
March 15-21: Spring Break (No Classes)


The College is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We are in close contact with state and local health agencies to ensure that the College remains aware of all issues, concerns, guidelines, and protocols pertaining to the virus.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up for our emergency text alerts.

For the latest information about Coronavirus COVID-19, please refer to reliable sources, including:


For more information regarding steps to prevent illness, visit the CDC website.