Student Success and Life
New Students / Achieving the Dream
At Delaware County Community College, we’re here to help you succeed.
For that reason, the College offers a wide range of programs designed to give you the support you need to reach your educational and career goals. One of the most important of these programs is Achieving the Dream, a national effort aimed at helping community college students succeed.
But this is just one of many College programs focused on your success. You can also take advantage of our college planning services, personal counseling, career counseling and the many services of our Office of Student Success and First Year Experiences.
We encourage you to make the most of these resources. They’re all here to serve you and help you succeed – not just in your studies here at the College, but also in the next stages of your education and career.
Achieving the Dream
Delaware County Community College is a proud partner in Achieving the Dream, a national effort that brings community colleges and other organizations together in pursuit of an important objective: helping more community college students succeed.
Achieving the Dream was created to help community college students complete courses, earn degrees and certificates, and transfer to four-year schools to continue their studies. This national initiative focuses on student groups that have faced the greatest barriers to success, including low-income students and minorities.
As an Achieving the Dream school, the College has launched a number of programs aimed at helping its students succeed, especially those who need added help preparing for college and reaching their goals.
Office of Student Success and First Year Experiences
The College has an entire office focused solely on your success! Staff in the Office of Student Success and First Year Experiences will help you make the transition to college – and connect you to College programs and support services that will help you succeed. While this office supports students during their entire College life, the focus is on that all-important First Year Experience. Learn more >>
We believe that careful planning is vital to success. That’s why we offer College Planning sessions for all new students. At these sessions, you’ll learn more about the College and work with our staff to choose the courses that are best for you––based on your interests, goals and placement test results. Learn more >>
New Student Orientation
Get off to a great start! New Student Orientation sessions will give you the tools, advice and information you need to make a successful transition to college. Learn more >>
We know it’s not always easy to make important decisions about your major and career. The Career and Counseling Center and counseling offices at the Southeast Center in Sharon Hill and Chester County campuses offer a wide range of services to help you with academic, career and personal issues.
Learn more about our Counseling Services including Personal Counseling, Career Counseling, College Planning and Transfer advisors.
The College offers a number of support services to help you succeed in your studies, including tutoring and writing support and Learning Resource Centers, as well as special services for Students with Disabilities and Veterans.
We know there’s more to college than classes and curricula. That’s why Delaware County Community College offers a full range of extracurricular activities to round out your college experience. Choose from sports, clubs, the student newspaper and more—there’s something for everyone. Learn more >>