Admissions Process

Admission to our academic programs operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must complete the following requirements to be eligible for admission. Please visit the Continuing Education & Customized Training page if you are seeking noncredit courses for training purposes or professional development.

Admissions Checklist

1. Attend Tuesday Campus Visit — not required but strongly recommend.

  • Visiting the campus to meet with an advisor is the best way to navigate the admissions process. Although not required, our Tuesday Campus Visit is something we strongly recommend for every student applying to DCTC.
  • Campus Visits are held every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m.
  • No appointment necessary.
  • If Tuesday visits are not possible, please contact an admissions advisor at for a one-on-one appointment.

2. Complete and submit application for admission.

Apply for Admission online or download the paper application.

3. Pay one-time, nonrefundable $20 application fee.

  • Payable to DCTC
  • Payment is due before your acceptance to DCTC
  • Pay Online

4. Complete and submit immunization form.

  • Online Form
  • Printable Form
  • Pick up form at Student Services, Room 2–110 , or during Tuesday Campus Visit

5. Take ACCUPLACER test.

Information on the ACCUPLACER test.

6. Possess high school diploma or GED.

You must possess a high school diploma or GED or achieve Ability to Benefit scores on the ACCUPLACER Test to be considered for admission. However, a high school diploma or GED is required to be eligible for financial aid.

7. Submit transcripts.

If you graduated from high school within the past five years, you must submit your high school transcript. GED recipients must provide a copy of a GED certificate. College students or graduates who wish to transfer college credits must provide official college transcripts. Official transcripts should be sent directly to DCTC from the previous college. Transcripts submitted in person must be in a sealed envelope.

8. Program-specific requirements.

Dental Assistant Proof of high school graduation or GED
Energy Tech / Nuclear Tech Acknowledgement of Understanding form
GM ASEP Mechanical Reasoning Test, dealer sponsorship
Medical Assistant Proof of high school graduation or GED, and qualifying scores on ACCUPLACER
Practical Nursing Proof of high school graduation or GED, and qualifying scores on ACCUPLACER
Railroad Conducting DOT physical and fitness exam
  • Although lack of English skills is not a barrier for admissions to the college, some programs do require a certain level of English competency for acceptance.

Contact Information


  • Student Services
    Room 2–110


  • Regular Hours
    7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday