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Visiting Student Admissions Checklist 

If you’re taking a class or two without declaring a major, this is the admission checklist you need. 

Getting Started 

  1. The first step is easy:  Complete and submit your online application form 
  2. You’ll need to select “Part-Time Non-Degree Study Application” from the drop-down menu after you create your login ID and PIN. 
  3. When you’ve completed the signature page, be sure to take note of your new myDCC login and password.  
  4. You’ll need this info to log in to myDCC for the remaining admission steps, registration, and more.  

Next Steps

If you’d like to take a class that requires a prerequisite, and you believe you’ve met the requirements at another school, you can send proof of completion to the Registrar.  

Examples of proof for prerequisites include: 

  • College transcripts 
  • High school transcripts 
  • AP test scores 
  • SAT scores 
  • ACT scores 
  • TASC exam scores 

While we don’t need official documentation, the materials you provide must have your name and previous institution clearly. 


If you plan to register for any of the subjects below, and you do not meet the prerequisite through another means, we may ask you to take a placement test.  

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Biology 
  • Upper-Level Spanish 

Before you sign up for a placement test, be sure to connect with the Registrar’s Office to make sure it's necessary. 

If you’re asked to take a placement text and need special accommodations, contact the Office of Accommodative Services at (845) 431-8055 before scheduling. 


Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccination 

If you’re enrolling for six or more credits, and you were born after January 1, 1957, you’ll need to submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MRR) before classes start. 

There are two options for submitting your MMR information: 

  1. Complete the Certificate of Immunization Form and upload your records online; OR 
  2. Ask your medical provider or school nurse to fax the records to (845) 431-8504.

When you’re ready to enroll, just log into your myDCC account and sign up for the classes you want.

After signing up for classes, it’s time to set up your payment arrangements to secure your schedule. If you forget to make a payment arrangement, you risk being dropped from your classes. 

You can pay in full each semester or sign up for automated recurring payments.

Remember: To be eligible for in-state tuition, you must provide proof of residency in New York State or a New York country.


After You've Paid Your Bill...

You’re officially a DCC student now – it’s time to get your student ID! 

If your classes are on campus, stop by the Security Office to get your ID card and parking permit. You’ll find them in Room 114 of the Student Services Center – and don’t forget to bring your schedule and photo ID. 

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