The colleges of DCCCD offer you a great value: quality instruction, seven locations in Dallas County plus online classes, and a cost of only
$177 per three-hour credit course for residents of Texas who reside in Dallas County. (Interested in signing up for noncredit classes to improve your job skills or for personal enrichment? Please see our
Continuing Education Registration page.)
Please watch the two-minute video below to learn more about the six steps all new students need to go through to enroll.
View a descriptive transcript.
New-to-college students must complete an application for admission. Applying early is a good idea. You may need to turn in proof of
bacterial meningitis vaccination as part of your admissions process.
Note: If you are an international student, please visit the International Student Admission page for more information or to contact us with questions.
You have unique needs as a student. The pre-advising steps will allow an enrollment representative to provide you personalized services. We will connect you to online tools and campus resources that will guide you through the enrollment process and set you up to be successful when classes begin.
Before registering for your first credit course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This includes a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing.
All new students are required to attend an information session, as well as the
Student Engagement Experience (orientation). During your information session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off-campus.
There are two ways to register. Any accepted student who has completed the application and advising process may register for the coming semester. Get information about
upcoming registration dates.
Find out when to pay and where to pay. Remember, financial aid and payment plans are available.
The Office of First Year Experience and Retention Services (FYER) wants to Connect with all first time in college students (and new transfer students) and enhance student learning by actively partnering with and engaging students by providing the tools and skills necessary for you to become a successful college graduate. You are required to attend New Student Orientation & meet with your First Year Advisor
Still in high school? El Centro College offers a number of programs designed to help high school students get on the fast track to a college education. Explore these programs to find one that fits your goals and interests.