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Registration Acknowledgment

Registration Acknowledgment of Responsibilities

By my registration, I acknowledge responsibility for understanding the College's official policies concerning schedule changes and withdrawals and how these changes can affect my financial obligation to Dutchess Community College (aka DCC), as well as my eligibility for financial aid. 

I understand that if financial payment and/or arrangement have not been made by the due date, the College reserves the right to remove me as a student for non-payment, deny me access to my registered classes, or place a "hold" on my student record restricting me from registering, graduating, and/or obtaining a transcript until the account is paid in full.

I also understand that withdrawing from classes, or failing to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) may affect my eligibility for financial aid, and if my financial aid is reduced or canceled, I am responsible for all charges on my account.

Failure to attend classes does not absolve me from financial liability. In all cases it is my responsibility to withdraw from classes by the published add/drop date or I will be held liable for these classes.

I understand that DCC and any third parties working on the College's behalf may use an automated calling system and a pre-recorded message to contact me by phone, with which I am associated, regarding any outstanding account I have. Further, I understand that important information may be sent to me by text message, and that to opt out of that convenience, I must send an email from my myDCC email account to

By registering for the courses online at DCC, I understand, acknowledge, and agree to all terms and conditions set forth by the College including liability for all DCC tuition and fees, Dutchess Community College Association room and board, and other related charges, and will pay all reasonable costs and expenses for collection. Failure to pay my student financial obligation in full by the due date for the term allows DCC to exercise its right to pursue other action for collection. This includes, but is not limited to, turning over my past due account to a collection agency and/or other third party such as an attorney. DCC may also disclose to credit bureau organizations that I have defaulted on my student financial obligation to DCC.

By registering for classes, I also acknowledge that I am aware that I must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct in the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook that is available on myDCC.

The information I have provided during online registration is accurate. I meet the prerequisites as stated in the DCC catalog for all courses in my schedule.

If I have self-advised I accept responsibility for meeting my graduation requirements.

Online Registration Checklist

1. Register for Classes – Click on the tab for the semester in which you are registering and look for Step 1.

a. Looking Up Classes: Looking up classes beforehand will help you decide if a certain class will fit in your schedule. It will also tell you if that class is closed or not!

b. Checking your Registration Status: Be sure you check your registration status before attempting to register. If you have any holds on your records you must take care of them before you will be allowed to register.

c. Adding or Dropping Classes Online:  See more information about adding and dropping classes online.

d. Semester Calendar:  Please see important information on drop dates and refund periods.

2. No deposit is required for registration – but students must pay in full by certain deadlines or they will automatically be dropped from classes. Financial aid and other monetary awards will be deducted from balances due. Please adhere to your payment due date.

3. Provide proof of NYS/County residency – If you are a NYS resident, click on Student Financial Services Tab in myDCC. Click on the link that says "Click here if you were charged non-resident tuition" and follow instructions.

4. Purchase your books on-line or in person – click here to see more about our bookstore.

5. Obtain your DCC ID card and parking permit – Student Services Building – Rm 114 (Security) or DCC South.

All students taking courses on campus are required to have a DCC ID card.

6. Health Office – Room 110E

All students registered for 6 or more credits are required to submit their MMR records to the college.

7. Apply for Financial Aid – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at (FAFSA). Please note that a new FAFSA process has been implemented by the federal government.  The school code for DCC is 002864. If you are applying for the fall semester, submit your FAFSA any time after January 1. If the Financial Aid Office receives your processed FAFSA by April 15 and all additional requirements are satisfied by April 30 you will be considered for additional, grants and work-study in addition to Pell, TAP and loans.

Please be aware that financial aid is available only to students enrolled in a degree program. 

All college communication is done through the myDCC portal, including:

  • Student schedules
  • Tuition bills and statements (e-bills)
  • 1099 tax forms
  • Financial aid information (if applicable)
  • Unofficial academic transcripts