Opportunities to Improve Course Placement

Dutchess Community College wants students to be successful and offers a number of review programs designed to enhance student success. These programs range from SmartStart, an intensive, four–week summer program with 20 years of success, to options designed for motivated students who enjoy working independently. These independent review options include:

Reclaim My Math

Reclaim My Math provides incoming DCC students a review of math skills through computer-assisted and classroom instruction. Sessions starting in April, May, June, July and October give students the opportunity to retest and improve math placement before the start of fall or spring classes. Cost of the program is $20.

Download the Reclaim My Math flyer.


Refresh provides DCC students a review of writing, reading and math skills. Individual assistance from the Office of Academic Services & Testing utilizes computer-assisted instruction; registration is $20 for six weeks of software access. Upon completion of prescribed modules, students have the option to improve course placement through retesting. Sessions are arranged on an individual basis through the Office of Academic Services & Testing.

Download the Refresh Your Skills flyer.

Call the Office of Academic Services and Testing at (845) 431-8090 for more information.