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The registration process is different depending on the type of classes you want to take.

See our Continuing Education Registration page if you want to sign up for our noncredit classes to improve your job skills or for personal enrichment.

Registering for Credit Classes

After you have completed the application, orientation, assessment and advisement process, you can register for credit classes in one of two ways:

1. In person

Visit the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at the college you plan to attend.

If you are new to the colleges of DCCCD, we strongly recommend that you register in person so you can get information about course prerequisites, the degrees we offer, the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), tuition and other important topics.

2. Online

For online registration requirements, visit eConnect.

Before you register, check our class schedules to see the credit courses offered for the upcoming term. Schedules are available online two weeks before priority registration begins.

Registration Dates

May/Summer/Fall credit class registration starts soon:

  • Tuesday, April 17: Priority registration begins (for returning students). 
  • Monday, April 23: Regular registration starts (for all students). You can register for a May term or Summer class until the class begins.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22: Last day to register for Fall (for regular, semester-length classes)

If you miss registration for regular semester-length classes, don’t forget that you can still register for Flex Term classes.

Register early to get the best selection of classes. The date your tuition is due depends on the date you register — see Payment Due Dates for more information.

Learn more about upcoming registration dates.

** See our Registration News page for the latest info. **

Need Help Registering?

If you are using eConnect's "Find Classes & Register/Add", you must leave all boxes unchecked, including Dallas Colleges Online. Online classes have INET for Lecture and Lab (if a lab exists) in the "Class Meeting Information" column and no notes indicating any required on-campus meetings.

If you have difficulty registering via eConnect, please submit a class request to Dallas Colleges Online. An advisor can assist you. It is helpful to request sections that have multiple openings. Use Express Class Search to check openings.

  • In Express Class Search, select the term and Dallas Colleges Online. Then select a course prefix (such as ENGL) and click the + Add button to the right of the selected prefix.
  • After clicking the Search button, the listing will show a number in the "Open" column. The higher the number, the more openings the section has. Use this information to guide your selections in the class request form.

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

You may need to provide proof of meningitis vaccination to register.

No Late Registration

Students cannot register late for regular semester-length credit classes. (The last day of registration varies by semester.) Be sure to register early to get the first choice of classes and class times!

Stop Before You Drop

Under Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason, your GPA could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class.

This law applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including Dallas Colleges Online) for the first time in fall 2007 or later. Under this law, you may not drop more than six classes without an acceptable reason during your entire undergraduate career without penalty. For more information, please see our catalog or read Facts About Dropping Classes.

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