Student Resources

Vi​rtual Student Resources

A number of virtual student resources are available online, including:

  • Career Resources — such as career assessments, resume assistance, job search preparation
  • Dual Credit
  • Learning Support — such academic tutoring and library services
  • Accessibility Services
    • Accommodations versus Modifications
      • Accommodations refers only to services designed to provide equal access for students with disabilities. Dallas College is required to provide services for students who self-identify to Accessibility Services, qualify for accommodations and have submitted appropriate documentation. Examples of reasonable classroom accommodations are quiet testing rooms, extra testing time, notetaking and translation services, etc.
      • Modifications alter a course’s curriculum and/or academic rigor. Dallas College is not required to change or lower the essential requirements of a class, nor can we modify the curriculum for a student. Examples of modifications are: multiple test attempts, less homework, reduced test rigor, etc. Dual Credit classes must reflect college-level work usually required of all college students; therefore, students receiving accommodations are expected to follow all attendance and grade guidelines, drop deadlines and policies as noted in the course syllabus and Student Code of Conduct.
  • Student Life and Activities

Police and Safety

To contact your campus police department in an emergency or to report a crime:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone.
  • Call 972-860-4290 when using a cellphone or non-campus phone.
  • Students who are hearing-impaired or prefer to text can text DCCCD to 67283, and Dallas College police dispatch will answer you by text.

When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (campus, building, floor, and room) that is of concern to you.

Download the Dallas College Rave App from the App Store or Google Play, and you will always have a way to quickly connect with the college police through the app.

Police Department Offices:

  • Brookhaven Campus: Building B, B-200
  • Cedar Valley Campus: Building F, F-120
  • Eastfield Campus: Building N, N-112
  • El Centro Campus: Building A, A-947
  • Mountain View Campus: Building W, W-135
  • North Lake Campus: Building C, C-204
  • Richland Campus: Pecos Hall, P-160
  • West Dallas Center: Building W, W-104

Police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce the law, arrest violators, investigate and deter crime, investigate traffic accidents and provide a full range of services to the college community. They are also available to provide escorts and assist with vehicle battery jump requests.

Dallas College Emergency Alerts

At any time, you can update how and where you receive Dallas College emergency and closing announcements. You can also add other people to the emergency alerts list, such as your parents or other family members, so they can receive emergency alerts as well. Update your Dallas College Emergency Alerts information online.

This information will not be shared and does not replace or update your personal emergency contact information, which is stored in your student record.

To update your personal emergency contact information, visit

  • Under the Credit Student Menu, scroll to the My Personal Information section and click on My Contact Information. Here, you can add or change a phone number in your student record, including emergency contact information.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Title IX protects all people in federally funded educational programs and activities from gender-based discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. To report an incident, contact your campus Title IX coordinator.

Glossary of College Terms

Academic probation (AP) restriction — An academic probation restriction occurs when a student's academic standing drops below a 2.0 cumulative GPA. At Dallas College, this restriction prevents a student from registering online. To enroll, you must first contact your advisor.

Advisor — In high school, this person is called a counselor. The college advisor is a staff or faculty member at the college who helps students set educational goals and select courses to meet those goals.

Career and technical courses — Courses that lead to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in a technical or occupational program. These courses are designed to help the student develop entry-level skills to be used in the job market. Consult an advisor regarding transferability if you plan to attend a four-year institution.

Catalog — The official listing of a college’s practices and the policies and procedures enforced by the college. It includes a list of courses students can take, programs students can select from and degrees students can earn. Catalogs also may include general information about the college, such as important dates and enrollment requirements.

Credit hours or semester hours — The number of credits awarded for successfully completing a course(s). This number is determined by the type of class and the number of hours it meets per week. Check the catalog or the current class schedule for the value of any course you wish to take.

Dual credit — Credit earned for both high school and college when concurrently enrolled high school students take courses at Dallas College.

GOOD student — A GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Probation — A warning to a student whose academic work or individual behavior is unsatisfactory. Students on probation may be suspended if their scholastic performance does not improve in future semesters.

Syllabus (Syllabi) — A guide identifying the specific requirements for a particular course. Students usually receive a syllabus for a course from the instructor at the beginning of each semester or Summer term.

TSI — Texas Success Initiative. An assessment that determines college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics.