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Register & Submit Your Application

Welcome, future Falcons! You’re ready to take classes for credit to earn a degree or certificate. Whether you are just beginning to apply or want to pick up where you left off, you’re in the right place. Congratulations on taking your first step toward college!

First-Time Applicants

Your first step: Register to create admissions application account. To register for an account, you will provide basic information like your name, birthdate and email address. You must have an active email address. Do not use your high school email. Many schools block external emails. Once you receive the email saying your DCC account is active, you can submit an online application through it. As an alternative, you can submit a paper admission application [PDF] instead of applying online.

Already Started Your Application?

Log in to continue your application or check your admission status. Use the same login credentials you entered when you created your application. Note: Students currently taking DCC classes while in high school should select the First-Time Applicants option above.

Admissions Checklist

Follow our guide to help you apply, register and be ready for your first classes. Find details and resources to help you:

  • complete your admissions application
  • submit official transcripts
  • apply for financial aid and housing
  • attend a student orientation, register for classes and more


Next Steps for High School Students

Earn college credits before you even graduate high school. You have two options:

  1. Take classes at your high school: If you are approved to take a DCC course offered at your high school, complete the College Connection (high school only) application.
  2. Take classes at DCC: If you plan to take classes at DCC while you are in high school, complete the Early Admissions application.

Next Steps for Visiting Students

If you choose to attend as a visiting student, please complete the Part-Time Non-Degree study application.

(What is a visiting student? A visiting student is enrolled for a degree at another college or university yet takes courses for credit/transfer at DCC. Visiting students are also called “non-matriculated.”)

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

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

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601