Late-Start Classes

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It’s not too late to take classes this fall! Late-start classes begin on September 27.

How do I enroll in late-start classes?

If you are a current DCC student who wishes to add a class, register on myDCC. If you have questions, email the ACT Center at or call (845) 431-8600.

If you are a new student, you must apply to the College. If you are enrolling in a degree or certificate program, or will be attending full time, please complete the matriculated application. Complete the nonmatriculated application if you are not enrolling in a program at this time and do not wish to be considered for financial aid. Shortly after submitting an admissions application, you will receive an email with next steps. If you have any questions please email We hope to see you soon!

When will the late-start classes be taught?

We offer a range of days and times—one is bound to fit your schedule! Click on the term below to see the list of courses.

Late Start: (9/27 - 12/10; 10 weeks)

How will classes be taught?

Most late-start classes are offered remotely,. This means you will be able to work on your coursework at your convenience, while having ample access to your professors. Other late-start classes will be taught in person or hybrid (a combination of in-person and remote instruction.)

How many weeks are the classes in session?

Most options are 10 weeks. Classes end December 10.

Who may enroll?

Individuals who have never attended college, those who attend another college, DCC students who wish to add a class to their fall schedule, high school juniors and seniors, and homeschooled students.

How many credits may I earn?

Most classes are three credits, with a few one-credit offerings.

Is financial aid available?

DCC tuition is a great value at just $192/credit or $2,300 per semester for full-time study, plus fees and books. Those who wish to sign up for a payment plan may do so through Friday, September 23.

Students who enroll in at least six credits this spring and enroll in a degree or certificate program may be eligible for federal financial aid, including Pell grants (which require at least one class) and student loans.

The deadline to matriculate for late-start classes is Friday, September 23.

Dutchess and Putnam students who currently attend high school or are homeschooled but wish to simultaneously enroll in late-start DCC courses that apply and are admitted into the early admissions program will pay a special reduced tuition rate of $64 per credit. High school students from other counties in New York are charged $192 per credit.