August 25, 2020 – To meet the needs of those rethinking their fall plans during these uncertain times,
Dutchess Community College has added more than 30 accelerated, remote-learning classes
starting Sept. 29 or later and ending on Dec. 12. Most classes are 10 or seven weeks
and three credits; there also are some four- and one-credit offerings. Students can
earn credits toward one of 40-plus DCC associate degrees or certificates, or to transfer
more immediately to a four-year college.
Available classes range from general education courses including English, math, science
and psychology to program-specific offerings such as criminal justice, computer science
and theatre. Most will be taught asynchronously, which means students can access lessons
at their convenience without a set class time. The complete list of classes can be
The courses are open to 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.
DCC tuition is the lowest in New York state, at $182/credit or $2,175 per semester
for full-time study. Those who wish to sign up for a payment plan may do so through
Sept. 25. Dutchess and Putnam students who currently attend high school but wish to
simultaneously enroll in late-start DCC courses are eligible for a special reduced
tuition rate of $60.67 per credit; those from other counties in New York will be charged
Students who enroll in at least six credits this fall and matriculate into a degree
or certificate program may be eligible for federal financial aid, including Pell grants
and student loans. CARES Act emergency grants of $250 to $500, for necessities due
to coronavirus-related disruption, also may be available.
Those interested in more information should click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Fall 2.0.”