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  • New Students
  • Gifted Program Students
  • Non-Accredited Private School Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Non-Degree Seeking Students

New Students

  1. Application for Admission.
  2. Have your high school send your final official transcript showing the date of your graduation to the Office of Admissions or have your GED scores sent directly from the State Board of Education.
  3. Request an official college transcript to be sent to the Admissions Office from any previous college you have attended.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and file your taxes as soon after January 1st as possible. DCCC’s school code for the FAFSA is #001913.
  5. Take the ACT and request that your test scores be sent to Dodge City Community College. (ACT code for DCCC is #014020) We use the ACT scores for placement in classes for English, Mathematics, and Reading. If you have not taken the ACT or your test results are not high enough, we require you to take the COMPASS test here in our testing center.
  6. Official transcripts must be mailed by the issuing institution directly to the DCCC Admissions Office. Hand-carried copies are not acceptable.
  7. A physical examination signed by a physician is required for all nursing students and students participating in varsity athletics. (Varsity athletes are required to have a physical each year). Students should contact the specific department to obtain necessary forms. The college does reserve the right to require a physical examination by a physician when a communicable disease is suspected and/or to restrict attendance in classes until a medical release is received. Students with (or carriers of) an infectious contagious communicable disease such as AIDS or ARC may wish to continue to engage in as many pursuits as the conditions allows. As long as students are able to meet performance standards and medical evidence indicates that the condition is not a threat to themselves or others, college staff will be sensitive to this condition and will ensure that the students will be treated in a manner as consistent as possible with other students. In each case involving students with a communicable disease, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to make a final decision regarding placement and education after reviewing the recommendations of a “health assessment” team and after considering the risks and benefits to the students and to others in the educational setting. 
  8. A complete medical form is required for all students in nursing and residential hall residents and athletic program participants.

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Gifted Program Students

In 2007 Kansas Legislature (SB421) established eligibility of a gifted child who is enrolled in any of the grades 9 through 12 maintained by a district, has demonstrated the ability to benefit from participation in the regular curricula of eligible postsecondary education institutions, has been authorized by the principal of the school attended to apply for enrollment at an eligible postsecondary education institution may enroll in college courses. A copy of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) must be on file in the college Registrar’s Office for college credit to be granted.

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Non-Accredited Private School Students

Students who have graduated from a non-accredited school will be admitted under the same provisions and regulations that apply to any other regularly admitted student. Such students must submit evidence of their academic status in the form of a diploma, transcripts or assessment exams.

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Transfer Students

Students transferring to DCCC from another post-secondary institution are required to follow the same admission procedures stated for admission of first-time students. Students on academic probation from another institution may be accepted on probation at DCCC.  To qualify for any degree, students must earn their last twelve
hours of credit at DCCC.

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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who are “non-degree seeking” are not required to submit transcripts. Should the classification of the student change to “degree-seeking” status, all transcripts must be received prior to any DCCC degree being granted.

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