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Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, NY 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate47%

DCC Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Dutchess Community College. The acceptance rate at Dutchess Community College is 47%. Out of 3,301 applications received in 2023, 1,559 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Dutchess Community College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Dutchess Community College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Dutchess Community College's admissions stats.

Dutchess Community College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 5%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Dutchess Community College Application Deadlines

Check with Dutchess Community College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to Dutchess Community College?

Dutchess Community College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Dutchess Community College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Dutchess Community College

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Dutchess Community College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out. Curious about the factors that are considered by Dutchess Community College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Dutchess Community College for more information on admission factors.

Dutchess Community College Application Requirements

To apply to Dutchess Community College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Dutchess Community College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dutchess Community College?

Students admitted to Dutchess Community College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8. At Dutchess Community College 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Dutchess Community College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Dutchess Community College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Dutchess Community College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Dutchess Community College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Dutchess Community College.

Transfer students can enroll in Dutchess Community College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Dutchess Community College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Dutchess Community College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dutchess Community College.

Do I have to submit test scores to Dutchess Community College?

✅ Dutchess Community College is not test optional.

What is Dutchess Community College's acceptance rate?

✅ Dutchess Community College has an acceptance rate of 47%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dutchess Community College?

🟨 Dutchess Community College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Open Admission


How hard is it to get into DCC? DCC is a open admission institution. The DCC acceptance rate is 47%. This means that the institution accepts 47 out of every 100 applicants.


DCC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

DCC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At DCC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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