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Fall 2018 —What You Need to Know

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Fall Registration is over, see you in the Spring!

We know that you have a lot going on so we’ve put a list together of what you need to know for the upcoming fall semester!

1. Deadline to Register is Wednesday, Aug. 22

Fall 2018 registration is underway, and we are quickly approaching—go time. The clock is ticking and Wednesday, Aug. 22 is the  last day you can register for 16-week classes. Still unsure what classes to take? Head over to the Fall 2018 class schedule to check it out.  Please keep in mind Aug. 22 is a solid deadline because there is no late registration at the colleges DCCCD — so don’t take a chance and register as soon as possible. We realize that things come up and you may miss the deadline and if you do, be sure to look into Flex Term, Wintermester or Spring 2019 classes.

2. Need Help Selecting a Career Path?

Have you heard about Guided Pathways? A guided pathway is more specific— it focuses on the specific classes needed to complete a degree or certificate.  Whether you’re a new or a current student, a guided pathway is a clear, concise map that takes you through each step of your college journey and helps you transition to a four-year school or enter the job market.

Guided pathways are available within each of the seven career paths offered at the colleges of DCCCD.

You can choose from the following career paths:

3. Some Colleges Will Have Extended Registration Hours to Accommodate Student Schedules

It’s true! Some colleges of the DCCCD will have later hours for registration during the week, and all colleges will be open Aug. 22 so you can still register in-person.

Colleges Observing Extended Hours on Saturday, Aug. 18:

Can’t Make It to Saturday Registration? No Worries, Some Colleges Are Offering Later Registration Times:

  • Brookhaven – Through Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Eastfield – Through Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Aug. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 20-21, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22 until 9 p.m.
  • Mountain View – Through Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Aug. 20-22, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • North Lake – Through Aug. 16, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Aug. 20-22, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • North Lake’s North Campus – Through Aug. 16, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 open until 2 p.m. and Aug. 20-22, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • North Lake’s South Campus – Through Aug. 16,  8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 open until 2 p.m. and Aug. 20-22, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Richland – Through Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Aug. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 20-22, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

4. Miss the Registration Deadline? Consider Flex Term or Wintermester

Flex Term classes are offered throughout the year and last for various lengths of time. We offer a variety of “flexible term” classes that don’t necessarily start with the rest of the Fall 2018 semester, so the deadlines to register vary. Another option might be Wintermester (the schedule isn’t out yet, but it will be a little later this year). Wintermester classes are considered part of the Spring 2019 semester, and they’re fast paced. When we say fast, we aren’t kidding! They begin and conclude between the fall and spring semesters, usually from about mid-December to early January.

5. If You Haven’t Had a Meningitis Vaccination, You Need One!

You need to get a meningitis vaccination, it’s the law! The state of Texas requires all college students under the age of 22 to receive a meningitis vaccination. This requirement applies to:

  • All first-time credit students
  • All new transfer credit students
  • All returning students who have experienced a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester
  • New and returning continuing education students enrolled in programs that are at least 360 contact hours or greater
  • Distance education students who live in Texas (based on actual mailing address. A Post Office box cannot be used as proof of residency.)
  • Dual Credit, Middle College, Early College and/or Charter High School students attending classes at the college
  • Continuing Education students enrolled in a concurrent credit course(s)

Not sure where to get the meningitis vaccine? There are several ways that you can get your meningitis vaccination.

  • Your local pharmacy — such as Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, etc.
  • Your primary care doctor can give you the vaccination or provide information on where to get it.
  • Dallas County Health and Human Services department is another option with a variety of locations available.

Note: There are a few situations where exceptions or exemptions may be made, depending on various circumstances. You can read more about these exemptions on the colleges of DCCCD website.

6. Nervous About Finding Your Way Around Campus?

No worries! You can download the DCCCD app which can help you find your way around campus.  Don’t have a smart phone? We have you covered as well! Campus maps for all seven of our colleges are available online.

7. Interested in a Free Ride to Class?

Are you a current student who would like a free ride to class? If you answered yes, you’re in luck! Check out the eligibility requirements and other details. Don’t forget to download the new DART GoPass before classes start on Aug. 27!

Here’s how to sign up:

Other Helpful Student Resources

  • Need Help With Financial Aid? We get it, financial aid can be confusing and frustrating at times. We have a step by step process mapped out for you. If you should get turned around and need help, contact us at 972-587-2599 or if calling isn’t your thing, send us an email at
  • How Much Will Tuition Cost? Tuition and college fees can be overwhelming and it is sometimes hard to narrow down exactly how much a class will cost. Use our tuition calculators to take the guessing game out of tuition costs.

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  1. Kathy Kathy

    Great info!

  2. Thank you for putting this detailed reminder together. Your work is appreciated.

    • Maegan Maegan

      Thank you! Please let us know if you have any questions.

  3. Oh, i missed registration on 22nd Aug, Now when can i apply it?

    • Maegan Maegan

      Good morning!
      Yes, fall registration ended on Aug 22 however, have you considered taking a flex term course?

  4. Oh no i have missed the reg process… how can i apply for it now

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey there!
      You can still register for flex term, fast track and online classes. Email us at to learn more. 🙂

  5. i have register the process… how can i find it now

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hello, are you looking to register for Flex Term or the Spring semester?

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  8. Finally i have registered myself before the deadline. thanks dear

    • Maegan Maegan

      You’re welcome! Are you planning on registering for Spring classes? Let us know if you have any questions or need help.

    • Maegan Maegan

      You’re welcome! Stay tuned for the Spring 2019 version.

  9. I must tell you that it’s going to be an excellent sort of experience for us.

    • Maegan Maegan

      Thank you!

    • Maegan Maegan

      Stay tuned for Everything You Need to Know About Spring 2019!

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey there! We are happy to help. Let us know what you have questions about.

  10. hey have you guys heard about Guided Pathways? Please let me know about it.

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey there! We are happy to answer any questions that you have regarding Guided Pathways. Please let us know what questions you have. Feel free to email us at as well.

  11. Hey folks: When autumn season admissions will start??

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hi! Spring 2019 registration is currently open and deadline to register is Jan. 16. However, Fall 2019 registration is not open. You can expect to see information regarding fall around March.

  12. Hey folks: How i can apply for Scholarship?

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey there! Are you looking for a specific scholarship to apply for? If not, you can check out all of the scholarship opportunities at Stay tuned for blog about Summer 2019 scholarships.

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  15. psl psl

    , i missed registration on 22nd Aug, Now when can i apply it?

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    • Maegan Maegan

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  18. OH. I missed the registration, when would be this year’s registration process?

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey there! If you are a new student, registration will open April 29 and if you are a current student, you can register starting April 23. You can plan ahead and see class schedules here:

  19. Damn’t last date has been expired? Like it was 29th April right, any other option or extended dates? Please inform!

    • Maegan Maegan

      Hey Xavior,
      This blog is from last Fall, registration is underway for all students. If you have any other questions, please email us at Stay tuned for updated Fall 2019 blog.

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