Apr 15, 2024  
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025 
  
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025

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, and 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
    • The completion of the TSI Assessment.
  • If you are under the age of 18 years old, and graduated 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.
  • If you have completed your junior year in an accredited high school, you may be admitted upon written recommendation of the high school principal. You may take no more than two courses each semester.
  • If you have not completed your junior year at an accredited high school, you may be admitted upon meeting all the following conditions:
    • Written recommendation of the high school principal.
    • ACT or SAT or TSI scores indicating college readiness
    • Approval from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management or designee
    • Agree to limitations on conditions of admission that include taking no more than two courses each semester.
  • If you have completed the equivalent of your junior year (16 units) in a nonaccredited high school or schooled in a non-traditional setting such as home-schooled, you may be admitted by meeting all the following conditions:
    • A notarized record of school subjects completed (consistent with the Texas Education Agency minimum requirements).
    • ACT or SAT or TSI scores indicating college readiness
    • Agree to limitations on conditions of admission that include taking no more than two courses each semester.
  • If you have not completed the equivalent of your junior year (16 units) in a nonaccredited high school or schooled in a non-traditional setting such as home-schooled, you may be admitted by meeting all the following conditions:
    • Written recommendation of the high school principal.
    • ACT or SAT or TSI scores indicating college readiness
    • Approval from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management or designee
    • Agree to limitations on conditions of admission that include taking no more than two courses each semester.

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