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2019 Spring Student Handbook 
2019 Spring Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]


General Admission Requirements

  • An application for admission.
  • Immunization waiver form or evidence of two separate dates of vaccination against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) if born in 1956 or after AND proof of Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccination that is less than 10 years old OR immunization waiver form or proof of vaccination against Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis) is required of all first-time freshmen, regardless of age.
  • Proof of registration with the military selective service for male applicants between ages 18 and 26 (in compliance with State Law R.S.17:3151).

Admission Deadlines

Admission applications are being accepted NOW online at www.dcc.edu for best selection of classes.

Provisional Admission

Students who are admitted to the College provisionally and applying for federal financial assistance must be fully admitted to the College before their federal financial aid is processed.

Admission Information by Status

First-Time Freshman 

Who fits this status: A freshman student is a first-time student who has never attended an accredited college.

Records needed to clear provisional admission status and meet admission requirements:

  • Immunization waiver form or immunization records, including Meningitis.
  • Selective Service Registration (males only).

Freshmen Orientation: Freshmen orientation is now online and on your mobile device!  Our freshmen online orientation is designed to assist new students in making the transition to Delgado Community College.  All first time freshmen enrolled in a certificate or associate’s degree program are required to participate in the online orientation program. To access the online orientation, go to www.dcc.edu, click on Admissions tab, and select Orientation.

Placement testing for first time freshmen: Placement tests are required of first time freshmen who do not have sufficient ACT test scores, and who have not taken the ACT test within the past three years.

Transfer Students 

Who fits this status: A transfer student is one who has attended another regionally accredited college or university.

Records needed to clear provisional admission status and meet admission requirements for certificate- or degree-seeking:

  • Immunization waiver form or immunization records.
  • Selective Service Registration (males ages 18 - 25 only).

Records needed to register for classes with co-requisites or pre-requisites: Transfer students must meet with an academic advisor for classes that have corequisites or prerequisites. Transfer students must bring to advisors an official or unofficial copy of a transcript or grade reports from all institutions previously attended to register for courses requiring corequisites or prerequisites. Students must provide these documents to demonstrate they meet course requirements so that advisors will have the information needed to assist with course selection. The OFFICIAL transcript must be received within 30 days of the first day of classes in the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services or the Answer Center. NOTE: Students applying for federal financial assistance must submit all college transcripts before financial aid is processed.

Official transcript requirement: Official transcripts will be evaluated during the student’s first semester at Delgado. Once the evaluation has been completed, an email notification will be sent to the student’s Delgado email address. Inquiries about the use of a transfer course to meet degree requirements should be directed to the dean of the student’s major. 

Academic status of transfer students: A transfer student who is on academic probation or suspension may be admitted to Delgado Community College in good standing once admission requirements are met in accordance with the College’s General Admissions policy.

Academic renewal: If you earned poor grades while in college and have not been enrolled in college level coursework for one year, you may be eligible for Academic Renewal if you can demonstrate that the conditions that led to the academic deficiencies have changed and you complete the necessary steps. You must apply for academic renewal during the first semester of enrollment at Delgado. For more information, see the Academic Renewal section of the College Catalog or visit the Registrar’s Office.

Placement testing for transfer students: Placement tests are required of transfer students who have not successfully completed developmental or college-level math and English courses with a grade of “C” or better within the last three years.

Re-admit Students 

Who fits this status: Re-admit students are students who have previously attended Delgado.

Records needed to clear provisional admission status and meet admission requirements:

  • Immunization waiver form or immunization records if applicable.
  • Selective Service Registration (males ages 18 - 25 only if applicable.)

Placement testing for re-admit students: Placement tests are required of re-admit students who have not taken an approved placement test within the past three years or who have not successfully completed developmental or college level math and English courses with a grade of “C” or better within the last three years.  

Visiting Students

Who fits this status: Visiting students who are currently enrolled in another institution, but wish to take courses for one semester at Delgado, and will be returning to his/her home institution. Visiting students are not eligible for federal financial assistance.

Records needed to clear provisional admission status and meet admission requirements: 

  • Immunization waiver  form or immunization records.

College transcript requirement: An unofficial transcript may be required for advising purposes.

International Students 

Who fits this status: International students include those who have entered this country on a student visa and plan to attend Delgado.

Documents Needed to Enroll

An applicant seeking admission on a student visa must submit these items before SEVIS Form I-20 can be issued:

  • Completed application form signed by the applicant. All questions must be answered.
  • Notarized Statement of Financial Support to show evidence of sufficient funds to cover all costs while studying in the United States.
  • Proof of immunization, if born after 1956, on the Delgado Proof of Immunization form. All first-time freshmen, regardless of age, are required to have the Meningococcal vaccine.
  • Official transcript from the last school attended (see “Foreign Transcript Evaluation” in the College Catalog.) **

**Contact Admissions and Enrollment Services, (504) 671-5090. For information on the English Language Proficiency Test, call (504) 671-5080.

International Student Admission Deadlines

You must contact International Student Admissions for pre-approval before final admission is granted. International Student Admissions is located in Admissions and Enrollment Services, Student Services Center, Building 2, second floor. If you entered this country on a student visa and plan to attend Delgado, your application packet for admission must be received as follows: 

Admit Status Spring 2019 
First-time freshman November 15, 2018
Transfer students January 10, 2019

High School Students

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school have a unique opportunity to begin their college education while in high school through Delgado’s Dual/Concurrent Enrollment program. (See High School Students (Dual/Concurrent Enrollment)  pages for more information.)

Cross-Enrollment Students

Delgado has entered into agreements with UNO, SUNO, SLU and Nunez Community College so that students at each of these institutions may enroll in courses at Delgado. Under this program, Delgado students may also take courses at these schools. (See Cross-Enrollment Students  pages for more information.)