Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

Apply & Register

The colleges of DCCCD offer you a great value: quality instruction, seven locations in Dallas County plus online classes, and a cost of only $237 per three-hour credit course for residents of Texas who reside in Dallas County. (Interested in signing up for noncredit classes to improve your job skills or for personal enrichment? Please see our Continuing Education Registration page.)

Please watch the two-minute video below to learn more about the six steps all new students need to go through to enroll.

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1. Apply to be admitted to the college of your choice.

New-to-college students must complete an application for admission. Applying early is a good idea. You may need to turn in proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination as part of your admissions process. Note: If you are an international student, please visit the International Student Admission page for more information or to contact us with questions.

2. Connect with an enrollment representative for pre-advising.

You have unique needs as a student. The pre-advising steps will allow an enrollment representative to provide you personalized services. We will connect you to online tools and campus resources that will guide you through the enrollment process and set you up to be successful when classes begin. 

3. Determine if you meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

Before registering for your first credit course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This includes a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing.

4. Connect with an academic advisor and participate in an information session.

All new students are required to attend an information session, as well as the Student Engagement Experience (orientation). During your information session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off-campus.

5. Register for classes.

There are two ways to register. Any accepted student who has completed the application and advising process may register for the coming semester. Get information about upcoming registration dates.

6. Pay for your classes.

Find out when to pay and where to pay. Remember, financial aid and payment plans are available.


Still in high school? North Lake College offers a number of programs designed to help high school students get on the fast track to a college education. Explore these programs to find one that fits your goals and interests.