Degree-Seeking Students

Dutchess Community College is the launching point for getting your degree. Whether taking classes full or part-time, or looking to transfer, DCC will give you the opportunities, resources and support you need to succeed.


A full-time student is someone who is enrolled in twelve or more credits for the fall or the spring semester. Students must be full time if they plan to live on campus or participate in Intercollegiate sports.


Many students at DCC attend classes part time – which means that they take 11 or fewer credits. Part-time students will often take longer than two years to complete their degree.

There are two approaches to becoming a part-time student:


Many students decide to attend Dutchess Community College after beginning their studies at another college or university. We welcome transfer students and are delighted to work with them in achieving their goals. Learn more about transfering into DCC here.

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Office of Admissions

Orcutt Student Services Center
Room 101
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-8010