Late Start Classes

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There’s still time to enroll in college classes this fall, thanks to a new release of accelerated, remote-learning courses starting October 19! Take late-start classes and earn credits toward a DCC degree or to transfer to a four-year school.

What classes are offered?

You’ll find a range of classes, from general education courses including English, math, science and psychology to program-specific offerings such as criminal justice, computer science and theatre. See program-specific recommendations or the complete list.

Second Half of Term (October 19 – December 11) 

Other (December 4 and December 11) 

How will classes be taught?

Some late-start classes will be taught in person. Some are hybrid (a combination of in-person and remote instruction.) Some will be taught 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. See definitions of course-delivery types here.

How many weeks are the classes in session?

The sessions starting October 19 run for 7 weeks. Classes end Dec. 11.

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 and high school juniors and seniors.

How many credits may I earn?

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

How much does it cost?

DCC tuition is a great value at just $185/credit or $2,225 per semester for full-time study, plus fees and books.

The deadline to register for late-start classes is October 19.

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 $61.67 per credit. High school students from other counties in New York are charged $185 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, with subject line: Late Start.

We hope to see you soon!