Finish what you started!
Delaware County Community College welcomes back students who were previously enrolled at the College and stopped attending for one year or longer. This checklist takes you through the steps to re-enroll.
If you are not a returning student, a student seeking dual enrollment, or enrolled at another institution and would like to enroll, please visit our Welcome page. If you are currently enrolled at another college or university and would like to enroll at DCCC for courses that will transfer back to your current institution, please visit our Visiting Students page. Dual enrollment students should visit our Dual Enrollment page.
STEP 2 | Create a Plan to Fund Your Education
Re-Applying to the College is easy and free!
Visit dccc.edu/apply to complete an application for admission. Be sure to indicate that you were previously enrolled at the College and stopped attending for one year or longer where prompted.
Creating a plan to pay for college now can reduce stress later.
The College offers great academic and career programs with robust student support at a great value. Additionally, most students could qualify for a form of federal financial aid if they apply. Regardless of your planned method to fund your education, including textbooks and supplies, it is best to prepare early.
How do I complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal and state aid?
- Go to studentaid.gov to complete the FAFSA.
- Enter Delaware County Community College’s school code on the FAFSA: 007110
- Pay attention and respond promptly to all communications that follow from the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
When should I complete the FAFSA?
Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible! The sooner you complete it, the sooner you will know how much you may be eligible to receive. Once your FAFSA is complete, you will be sent an award letter (text/email) with a breakdown of your cost of attendance and award eligibility to help you plan for funding your education. The FAFSA for each academic year opens October 1 of the year prior to the upcoming academic year (e.g., the 2023-2024 FAFSA opens October 1, 2022).
What if I want financial aid but classes start soon?
The College’s Office of Financial Aid continuously processes FAFSA applications as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes delays in processing occur. As a result, it is wise to be prepared to pay your bill or enroll in a payment plan if you have completed or will complete your FAFSA within a few weeks of the start of the semester in which you plan to enroll.
Where can I get help completing my financial aid paperwork?
Contact the Office of Financial Aid by calling 610-359-5330, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or scheduling an appointment to receive assistance in our Financial Aid Computer Lab. Be sure not to pay anyone to help you complete your FAFSA. We will help you free of charge!
How do I apply for scholarships at the College?
The College has a select number of recruitment scholarships available, including the Kelleher Connect Career Opportunity Fund for select workforce certificate programs. Students must complete the FAFSA and a few other steps to be considered for scholarships. Contact the Admissions Office (email@example.com | 610-359-5050) or visit dccc.edu/scholarships for more information.
How do I apply for scholarships outside of the College?
External scholarships are available at websites such as fastweb.com, scholarships.com, myscholly.com, and niche.com. Please be sure to never pay to apply for a scholarship and contact the Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org | 610-359-5330) if you have any questions.
Does the College offer payment plans?
We sure do! We highly recommend you first apply for federal student aid by completing the FAFSA or applying for a scholarship. Visit dccc.edu/payment-plan for more information on the College’s flexible payment plans.
Where can I get more information?
Become reacquainted with student resources and services.
Refamiliarizing yourself with how to access the College’s resources is key to success. As a result, learning to navigate delaGATE and completing the Online Orientation are recommended for all returning students.
What is delaGATE?
delaGATE is the College’s student portal. The portal allows students to access their student email account and allows them to view important information related to being a student, including class schedules, bills, the academic calendar, and the online orientation.
How can I access delaGATE?
What is DUO Security and 2-Step Verification and why is it required?
2-Step Verification helps protect your account from unauthorized access should someone manage to obtain your password and the College has partnered with Duo Security to provide this service. This step is required to protect your data and to improve overall security at the College.
How do I sign up for DUO Security?
How can I access my student email account?
Once logged into delaGATE, visit the Student Email link under the Apps menu. Be sure to check your student email account early and often as it is the official way in which the College communicates with students.
How can I access the online orientation?
Visit dccc.edu/Orientation or follow the link under the Students menu on delaGATE or under Student Services > New Students on the public website.
What other resources are available to assist?
Feel free to contact the Admissions Office (email@example.com | 610-359-5050) at any point in the process for assistance, check out From Start to Finish: A Student Resource Guide or visit our Student Services page.
Now comes the fun part!
Congratulations! You’re ready to receive academic advising and select your courses.
How do I register for classes?
Academic advising and course registration are available by appointment either virtually (on Zoom) or in person at our branch locations. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor once you have completed Steps 1-4, contact Career & Counseling Services at 610-359-5324 or schedule an appointment at dccc.edu/DropIn. Although appointments are highly recommended, you can visit dccc.edu/registration to review days and times in which you can speak with an academic advisor without an appointment.
You’re almost there!
It is important to make sure your bill is covered by the published due date! Find tips on how to pay your bill and prepare for the start of your classes below.
Where can I access my bill?
View or pay your bill in delaGATE (delaGATE log-in required).
When are bills due?
Tuition due dates vary by semester and are listed on the Student Bill.
Who can I contact with questions related to payment?
Our cashiers are ready to answer any questions you may have related to your bill. Feel free to contact the Office of Student Accounts at 610-359-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my plans change and I choose not to attend?
It is critical to ensure that you withdraw from classes you do not plan to attend. Do not assume your classes will be dropped or that you will not be charged.
Where can I purchase textbooks?
The College’s bookstore is a great place to purchase your textbooks. Visit dccc.edu/bookstore for more information.
How can I get a student ID?
Get a Student ID card at Enrollment Central (located on the Marple Campus in Founders Hall) or the Learning Commons at branch campuses. Be sure to bring proof of your class registration and a current photo ID with you.
How can I check my class schedule to make sure I registered for classes for the right days, times and locations?
You don’t want to be that person who shows up to the wrong campus or to class on the wrong day. Confirm your class schedule in delaGATE for course start dates, times and locations.
How do I access and start my online or hybrid course?
The College uses Canvas to deliver online, hybrid and classroom courses. To access your courses, log in to delagate.dccc.edu and then click Apps, then Canvas from the upper right part of the screen. Students are encouraged to log in to their online course(s) on the first day of the semester. A welcome letter will be emailed to your student email account within minutes of registering for an online course. Please make sure you read this information.
What else can I do to prepare for the semester?
Remember, you can go back into the Online Orientation to help you prepare for your first semester. Also, asking questions is a sign of strength! Be strong and ask any questions you may have along the way! We are here to help!
I have an online class but no laptop. Can the College help?
The College offers a laptop loan program for students.