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Late-Start Classes

It's not too late to take classes this fall!

Registration open now, courses start October 3!


There’s still time to enroll in college classes this fall, thanks to a new release of accelerated, mostly remote-learning courses starting October 3! Take late-start classes and earn credits toward a DCC degree or to transfer to a four-year school.

How will classes be taught?

Most late-start classes are offered remotely, most of them asynchronously. 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 are options are 10 weeks (starting October 3). Classes end December 16.

Who can enroll?

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

How many credits can I earn?

Most classes are three credits, some are four credits, and a few offer one-credit.

Is financial aid available?

DCC tuition is a great value at just $200/credit or $2,400 per semester for full-time study, plus fees and books. Those who wish to sign up for a payment plan may do so through September 29.

Students who enroll in at least six credits this fall 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.

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 $67 per credit. High school students from other counties in New York are charged $200 per credit.

How do I enroll in late-start classes?

If you are a current DCC student who wishes to add a class, either 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! See the list of classes here.

New students must apply to DCC before registering. Choose your path to get started.


To continue your application or check your admissions status, go to our portal.


Stop by the ACT Center (SSC 301) or call 431-8600 to make an appointment. At the ACT Center, you’ll meet with an academic coach to plan your schedule, have your questions answered and receive your registration PIN. Register early for the best selection of classes!


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