In the time between registering for classes and the start of the semester, there are a few things you will need to do to get ready for class and have a successful first semester.
Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Approximately 1 hour.
- Complete online.
- Get help.
Check your email and E-Services for communications from DCTC
All official communication from faculty and staff will be emailed to your email account on file. Check or update your email in E-Services under Account Management, then Demographic Info. Financial Aid and Tuition Statements are found in E-Services.
- Approximately 5 minutes daily.
- Complete online.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Submit an immunization form
If you have not yet done so, submit an immunization form. If this is not completed, you will not be able to register for your second semester. You should know your most recent date of Tetanus vaccination (within the last 10 years) and the date of your Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination. Students who have an exemption or are conscientious objectors should complete the paper form and have the form notarized.
Get acquainted with D2L Brightspace
Online courses (and many in-person classes) use D2L Brightspace.
Attend Ready, Set, Go!
Ready, Set, Go! is an optional event that will help you learn about campus resources, services, and how to prepare for your first semester.
Make arrangements to pay your tuition
For students receiving financial aid, you should check your aid status and, if using loans, review and request your loans. Students must accept loans, complete the federal Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note before loans will disburse.
For students who are paying their tuition in other ways (including Veteran's benefits), here's how to set up different forms of tuition payment.
Buy your books
After you know what classes you are taking, you can find and buy the books you need online through the DCTC Bookstore.
Watch these tutorials on navigating the bookstore's online ordering process:
- Approximately 30 minutes.
- Complete online or in person.
- Email Bookstore@dctc.edu for assistance.
Review your degree audit report
Your Degree Audit Report (DARS) is available through E-Services about 12-14 business days from your date of acceptance. This report shows how any previous courses/credits have been applied to your academic program, including graduation requirements and general education. It also shows what program requirements you've met and what requirements you still need to meet.
The DARS can be viewed in E-Services by clicking on the “Academic Record” link on the left side of the screen, then click on “Degree Audit,” followed by the “Request Degree Audit” link.
After you've reviewed your Degree Audit Report, if you have questions about the transfer of your courses/credits, connect with your advisor to discuss transfer course/credit decisions.
Set up your BankMobile Account
DCTC has partnered with BankMobile to deliver overages and refunds. Visit the BankMobile website to select your refund preferences. Email email@example.com for your code to activate your account.
Set up your Starfish Profile
Starfish provides you with a central location to connect to the people and services that can help you successfully complete your degree.