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New Student Orientation
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Welcome to El Centro College!

We're excited that you have chosen to begin your education with us!

As a part of the El Centro College enrollment process, all new college students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session where they will register for courses. For more information, view our New Student Orientation Policy.

All students interested in attending El Centro College should complete these steps.


Apply to the college.

Submit Documents:

Submit high school/college transcripts and *meningitis vaccination documentation.

Financial Aid:

Submit a financial aid application as soon as possible. *Current application 2013-2014*.

*Students under 22 years of age. Contact the Admissions OfficeInformationRoom: A157
Phone: 214-860-2311
for more information.

Where Do You Fit?

Review and complete the additional steps below in the category that best suits you.

What Happens at New Student Orientation?

At New Student Orientation you will:
  • Discover the classes needed to work towards your degree.
  • Register for classes.
  • Learn more about the financial aid process.
  • Learn about free services that are available on campus to help you reach academic success.
  • Receive a tour of the college.
  • Learn how to use online tools to handle your academic affairs, including online course registration.
  • Meet college instructors, staff and administrators.

How Do You Sign Up for New Student Orientation?

After you have completed the steps above, sign up for a New Student Orientation session on campusInformationMeet faculty, staff and students and register for classes at orientation or onlineInformationStudents must meet college level reading standards. You will need to meet with an advisor after completing the orientation to register for classes. Orientation for summer courses will begin in May; Orientation for fall classes will begin in June. Sign up Now!

What’s Next?
  • Attend your New Student Orientation on your scheduled date.
  • After you have attended orientation you will be ready to begin classes!
  • Please complete this survey and let us know how we can improve New Student Orientation: Take Survey Here

If you have questions, please contact the Retention Services Office at 214-860-2703 / 214-860-2094, or send an email to ECCNSO@dcccd.edu.

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Quick Links

El Centro Campuses

Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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