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Earn Your Degree at DCC 

Dutchess Community College is the perfect place to launch your career. Whether attending full- or part-time or preparing to transfer to a four-year university, DCC gives you the opportunities and resources you need to succeed. You’ll find a community of support at DCC. 

Already applied? Visit your personalized admissions portal to check your status. 


Full-Time Enrollment 

Full-time students are enrolled in 12 or more credits in the fall or spring semester. You must maintain full-time status to live in on-campus housing or participate in DCC intercollegiate sports.  

Part-Time Enrollment

If you have work or family responsibilities to consider, part-time enrollment may be a better fit. That means you will take 11 or fewer credits in the fall or spring.  


Admissions Checklist for New and Transfer Students

Ready to start working on your degree? Our admissions checklist walks you through enrollment step-by-step.



Transfer to Dutchess Community College 

Many students decide to transfer to DCC after beginning their studies at another college or university. No matter where you started your education, our experts work with you at every step to help you meet your goals. You can transfer up to 40 credit hours from your previous college. Our admissions team reviews your transcripts to ensure all possible transfer credits are applied.



Explore Classes Without Pursuing a Degree

Are you a visiting student or unsure which path to take? You can enroll part-time without choosing a major.


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601