Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.Please visit
dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to
learn how to prepare for online classes.
Applications for fall 2018 will open March 1.
Tuition and fees associated with the Texas A&M Engineering
Academy program are handled separately by El Centro College or Richland
College and Texas A&M University. Students are billed by each
institution based on the number of credit hours taken, respectively.
Students in the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at El Centro
College and Richland College are coded as non-degree seeking (NDS) at
Texas A&M University while they are co-enrolled. As such, students
seeking to apply for financial aid will submit their FAFSA to El Centro
or Richland and apply for financial aid with El Centro or Richland
listed as their home institution. Additional information is available on
the El Centro College financial aid website.
As per the Engineering Academy agreement, the combined credit hours
from both El Centro or Richland and Texas A&M University will be
used to assess enrollment status required for financial aid.
Students in the Engineering Academy will apply for scholarships
through the two-year institution while they are co-enrolled. Once they
are prepared to transition to Texas A&M University as a full-time
student in the College of Engineering degree-granting major, they can
submit a Texas A&M University “continuing student” scholarship
application. Specific information and application deadlines are
available on the Texas A&M University Scholarships website.
The application will not be considered until the student’s record is
officially updated from NDS to degree-seeking. This change occurs once
the student receives Entry-to-a-Major and identifies the term they will
fully transition to Texas A&M University. Students are encouraged to
speak with the academic advising office of their admitted major to
confirm if there are any other department specific scholarship
applications they can submit. Students in the Engineering Academy are
not considered for Texas A&M University “transfer” scholarships
since they are already Texas A&M University students once they enter
the Engineering Academy and they do not submit an Apply Texas transfer
application when they enter a College of Engineering degree-granting