Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

First-Year Experience

students walking outside Marple Campus

At Delaware County Community College, we believe in the value of getting off to a good start. That’s why we place so much importance on the experience you have during your first year of college. And it’s why we’re here with extra support during this critical time.

To help all students do well, the College has established the Office of Student Success and First-Year Experience. Our helpful staff work one-on-one with first year students to ease their transition to college. We also can guide you to the college programs that meet your needs and put you on the path to success.


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Outreach Activities

The Office of Student Success and First Year Experience relies on a number of outreach activities to help our students in that all-important first year, providing close interaction with new students as well as services like:

  • Student Success Conferences, designed to motivate students to achieve academic/personal goals and connect with alums
  • Course Advisement, to help you choose courses that are right for you
  • New Student Orientation, to get you off to a good start
  • Mentoring, connecting first year students with experienced professional and peer mentors


We also offer valuable services for students at all stages of their college career:

  • Learn about and get references to available the college's services such as tutoring, financial aid, library services, information technology, personal and career counseling, and more
  • Connect to campus activities, such as clubs and student organizations, that will enhance your college experience
  • Receive guidance about the course selection process