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2022 - 2023 Catalog
First Time Students

You may apply as a beginning freshman if you meet one of these standards:

  • You are a graduate of an accredited high school.
  • You are a graduate of an unaccredited high school and are 18 years of age or older.
  • You earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD)
  • You earned a General Education Diploma (G.E.D.).
  • You are at least 18 years of age and do not have a diploma or G.E.D (may be admitted by individual approval).
  • If you are under the age of 18 years old, are no longer enrolled in high school of any kind and do not have a diploma or a G.E.D., you may be admitted by one of the following:
    • A written recommendation of the principal or superintendent of the last high school you attended, or
    • Meet with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management or designee for individual approval enrollment.

  • If you are 16 years old, did not graduate from an accredited school, but did graduate from a non-accredited high school, or were schooled in a non-traditional setting (i.e., home-schooled), you may be admitted if you meet all of the following conditions:
    • Present a written recommendation of the principal or superintendent of the last school you attended, or TSI approved test results; and
    • Present a notarized record of the high school equivalent work completed and the date of successful completion; and
    • Complete the enrollment agreement noting you understand and accept that academic freedom and the collegiate environment is supported in all courses within Dallas College; and
    • Agree to limitations on conditions of admission established by Dallas College.

For additional information on the addmission and registration process, please visit the New College Student Enrollment webpage.