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UDC provides the most affordable college education in Washington, D.C.
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UDC has the lowest faculty-student ratio of any college in the region.
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Prospective Students

Thank you for considering pursuing higher education at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The Community College serves students who are pursuing Associate Degrees or Certificate Programs. Students who apply to the Community College are admitted on an open admissions basis.


Admission Requirements

First Time College Students:

Non-First Time College Students:


International Students – Admissions

International students interested in applying for admission to UDC-CC should visit the Office of Admissions website for more information about the admissions process, deadlines, and important forms.

If you have questions about international student admissions, please contact Enrollment Management Officer, at 202-274-5261.


Official Transcripts

All students applying to the Community College need to submit official transcripts or official GED results.

First time college students should either a) request their official high school transcripts and include it with their Admissions application or b) submit official GED results to the Office of Admissions to complete their Admissions application.

Non-first time college students should request that their previous college or university send an official college/university transcript to the Office of Admissions to complete their Admissions application.

Questions?  Contact the Office of Admissions at 202.274.6110.


ACCUPLACER Placement Test

We at UDC-CC are looking forward to welcoming you as a new student for the Fall 2020 semester.  Due to COVID-19, UDC continues to work remotely. Therefore, we have had to change our assessment procedures in order to provide guidance related to placement in English and Mathematics courses. As an alternative to the ACCUPLACER assessment, we have implemented a multiple measures plan for all new students. Please review the alternative placement plan below to determine the courses in which you may be eligible to enroll. Placement is based on your grades in high school, and scores from the SAT, ACT, GED, PARCC, CSEC, TOEFL, and IELTS exams/assessments.  Please make sure that you review the requirements for your degree program to determine the mathematics course in which you may be eligible to enroll. Final course placement will be made during the academic advising session.

Your test score results will be available upon completion of the test. Find out more about ACCUPLACER.


Additional Requirements

All students (age 26 and younger) are also required to provide documentation of immunizations to the Community College in order to register for classes.  Immunization records should be given to Health Services in building 44, room A-12.  Please contact Health Services at 202.274.5030 for more information.

All applicants must provide proof of residency.  Please see the Admissions web site for additional information regarding “Proof of Residency” requirements.


Financial Aid

Students interested in receiving federal student financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans and/or grants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. It is important that students apply for financial aid as soon as possible, even if they do not know all of the institutions to which they plan to apply for admissions. Additional colleges can be added to the FAFSA later.


New Student Orientation Sessions

Once you’ve been accepted, you must attend a New Student Orientation session before you register for classes. Refer to the Orientation page for more information and to register for an orientation session.

Please note that we do not have an orientation prior to summer classes.  Students beginning in the summer should attend an orientation over the summer before fall classes begin.