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​​How To Get Started

Dallas College has an open-door admissions policy. Anyone who can benefit from post-secondary education has an opportunity to enroll.

You can apply to Dallas College even if you don’t have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. No matter what your current circumstances are, we can work with you to develop a plan to help you achieve your educational and career goals. See our catalog for more information about our admission requirements.

Once you have applied for admission, you should plan to complete pre-advising, determine if you meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, connect with an advisor and participate in an information session, and register for classes. Visit our Admissions & Registration page for more information on the steps you’ll need to take toward obtaining a college degree or technical training.

Who We Are

Dallas College is one of the largest community colleges in the state. Our seven main campuses include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.

Dallas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for the college is published on the accreditation webpage.

Dallas College is an equal opportunity institution that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our student population, which mirrors the faces of the community, is diverse: 24.3% Hispanic, 23.9% African American, 8.4% Asian, 39.9% Anglo and 3.4% all others combined.

What We Offer

Dallas College can provide you with:

  • the first two years of a bachelor’s degree
  • more than 100 high-demand career programs
  • enrichment and certification classes for a lifetime of learning
  • professors who are dedicated to your su​ccess, not a research grant
  • unparalleled quality at a tuition you can afford

Academic and Career/Technical Programs

For students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university, our Core Curriculum can provide a solid foundation for your college education. See our Transfer S​ervices page for additional helpful information.

Dallas College offers nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates for students who want to enter the workforce directly.

Financial Aid

We recognize that many students who wish to attend college do not have the financial resources available to pay the cost of higher education. We can help you apply for financial aid such as grants, loans, scholarships or part-time employment.