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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

  1. How is the University of the District of Columbia Community College connected to UDC?
  2. Why is a Community College important for the District of Columbia?
  3. Who is in charge of the Community College?
  4. Where is the Community College located?
  5. How do I get to the Community College?
  6. How do I apply for the Community College?
  7. What are the Community College enrollment policies?
  8. What does open admissions mean?
  9. What is the tuition rate?
  10. How do I receive financial aid in order to attend the Community College?
  11. I am an international student. What do I need to know about enrollment and financial aid?
  12. What academic programs are offered at the Community College?
  13. I do not see the program I wish to take. Will the Community College offer more programs in the future?
  14. Does the Community College offer online classes?
  15. How do I transfer to UDC from the Community College?
  16. Are there summer courses offered at the Community College?
  17. I am an older adult looking to be retrained or increase my marketable skill sets. What opportunities exist for me at the Community College?
  18. I am a parent/citizen/local business owner/foundation leader. How will the Community College benefit me?
  19. What is the Student Success Center?
  20. What are the hours of operation of the Student Success Center?
  21. I have not declared a program of study. Where should I go to be advised?
  22. How do I take the ACCUPLACER test?
  23. What do I do if I have a hold and/or bar on my account?
  24. How do I add / drop a course?
  25. How do I withdraw from a course?
  26. How do I get an ID card?
  27. I would like to transfer to the University of the District of Columbia Community College from UDC. What do I need to do?
  28. How do I activate my email account?

 

1. How is the University of the District of Columbia Community College connected to UDC?

The University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) is a new institution that is part of the University System of the District of Columbia. It was created in January 2009 and has taken over the existing associate degree, certificate and workforce development programs from UDC.  It also launched a continuing education program. It began offering classes in Fall 2009.

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2. Why is a Community College important for the District of Columbia?

The Community College serves the District's residents in a variety of ways.

  • It provides cost-effective training, trade and technical skills for those who need more than a high school diploma but less than a four year degree.
  • It serves the District's diverse population of adults from all socioeconomic backgrounds – well-educated and working class – who want to upgrade or update their skills, keep current on technology or simply pursue lifelong learning.
  • It helps the District's public school and adult literacy students matriculate to the next level of education, and earn the necessary workplace certificates, associate degrees, and credentials, and transfers to a four-year degree program.
  • It helps serve the community by shaping and teaching curricula that are employer-driven, labor-market responsive and contemporary.
  • It helps the District and the region respond to high-demand and fast-growing career opportunities.
  • It forecasts and anticipates new needs, such as preparing DC residents for jobs vacated by retiring government workers, filling a need for local and federal government first responders in emergencies, or helping create health-promotion/disease prevention specialists who play a key role in healthcare reform.

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3. Who is in charge of the Community College?

The Community College has a separate administrative structure from UDC within the university system. Dr. Calvin Woodland, Campus CEO/Executive Director, is currently leading the community college.

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4. Where is the Community College located?

UDC-CC's main location is located at 801 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002.

UDC-CC also operates out of many other locations in and around DC.

View the UDC-CC Locations page for more information.

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5. How do I get to UDC-CC?

View the UDC-CC Locations page for information about the various UDC-CC locations and information on directions, transportation and parking.

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6. How do I apply for the Community College?

The University of the District of Columbia Community College is an open admissions institution.  The requirements to apply include completing the Application for Admission, paying the application fee, submitting your official high school transcript or official GED results, and taking the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. For more information, please visit our Future Students page.

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7. What are the Community College enrollment policies?

Students pursuing Associate Degrees or Certificate Programs will be admitted to the open admissions Community College. View the details under the Admissions Requirements section of the Future Students page.

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8. What does open admissions mean?

Open admissions mean that anyone can attend the Community College, as there are no academic requirements for admission. All prospective students must apply to the Community College and follow the basic steps below.

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9. What is the tuition rate?

Effective Spring 2010, Community College tuition is $100 per credit hour, which is $1,200 for a full-time student.  Fees are $30 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $300 per term.  Total annual cost for a full-time student is $3,000.  For more information, please see the Community College's tuition & fees page.

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10. How do I receive financial aid in order to attend the Community College?

All students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, please see our Financial Aid web page or the UDC Financial Aid office web page.

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11. I am an international student. What do I need to know about enrollment and financial aid?

Please visit the International Students Admissions and Financial Aid pages for specific information for international students.

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12. What programs are offered at the Community College?

The Community College offers several associate degrees and certificates.  In addition, the Community College has a Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning program, which offers job and professional training to help job hunters develop the skills that local employers need today, as well as a Continuing Education program, which offers online training programs in the hottest careers and newly-emerging industries.  Our programs are outlined on the Academic Programs page or through the Academic Programs menu on the left.

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13. I do not see the program I wish to take. Will the Community College offer more programs in the future?

Yes, the Community College is looking to expand its academic programmatic offerings in the coming years. In fact, UDC-CC has added Liberal Studies, Fashion Merchandising, Automotive Technology and Construction Management associate degree programs since opening in the Fall 2010 semester. Check our Academic Programs page for a full listing of our associate degree and certificate programs.

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14. Does the Community College offer online classes?

Presently, the Community College only offers a small number of online courses. However, the Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs do offer online courses. The Community College plans to make more online courses available to its students in the future.. Information about such offerings will be posted on the web site once they are available.

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15. How do I transfer from the Community College to UDC?

Community College students who earn an associate's degree will have a seamless transition to UDC. The Community College will work closely with UDC to ensure all credits earned at the Community College will transfer. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 202.274.6110.

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16. Are there summer courses offered at the Community College?

Yes, the Community College offers summer courses. The list of summer courses for the next summer semester will be available online in mid-March.

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17. I am an older adult looking to be retrained or increase my marketable skill sets. What opportunities exist for me at the Community College?

The Community College will offer many opportunities. You can choose to enter a 2-yr associate degree program or consider certificate programs. Additionally, you can participate in the Workforce Development program (free for DC residents) or the Continuing Education program. Please see the Workforce Development and the Continuing Education pages for further details.

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18. I am a parent/citizen/local business owner/foundation leader. How will the Community College benefit me?

The Community College serves the District's residents by integrating workforce preparation, employability skill development, quality education and remediation, economic development and employer linkages, a streamlined transition from K-12 to adult education and literacy to college prep and continuous lifelong learning. Given the College's location in the heart of DC and the surrounding embassies, government agencies, associations and other knowledge-based institutions, the Community College is perfectly placed to fulfill a unique set of needs in the District community.

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19. What is the Student Success Center?

The Student Success Center offers academic advising, academic success workshops, small-scale student activities programming, and various other programs and services to UDC-CC students. The Student Success Team is committed to helping Community College students be successful in their educational pursuits.

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20. What are the hours of operation of the Student Success Center?

The Student Success Center is open:

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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21. I have not declared a program of study. Where should I go to be advised?

The Student Success Center will offer academic advising for Community College students who have not declared a major.  The Student Success Center is located in 801 N. Capitol St NE, Room 205.

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22. How do I take the ACCUPLACER test?

The ACCUPLACER Test is a placement test used by the Community College to determine your skill levels in reading, English and mathematics. Your scores are used to determine the appropriate course(s) for you. All students admitted to the Community College, students whose primary language is not English, and students who have not received a passing grade in one college level mathematics and one college level English course are required to take the computerized ACCUPLACER Test prior to meeting with an academic advisor and registering for courses.

If you have not taken the ACCUPLACER Test, please contact the Office of Placement Testing or call 202.274.6063 or visit the Student Success Center in 801 N. Capitol St NE, Room 205 or call 202.274.5800 to schedule your test.

You must present proper identification at the time of the test. You must present proper identification at the time of the test.

Your test score results will be available upon completion of the test.

There is no charge to take the test. Find Out More »

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23. What do I do if I have a hold and/or bar on my account?

Students with a hold and/or bar on their account need to resolve this issue with the appropriate office.  Most likely, your hold and/or bar is with one of the following offices:

Admissions
Building 39, Room A-12
202.274.6110
 Cashier's Office
Building 39, Room 201
202.274.5112
Financial Aid
Building 39, Room 101
202.274.5060
 Student Accounts
Building 39, Room A09-A
202.274.5168
Health Services
Building 44, Room A-12
202.274.5030
 English as a Second Language
Building 41, Level 5
202.274.5103

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24. How do I add / drop a course?

For Fall 2013 semester, students may add or drop a course until September 3, 2013.  A $10 fee is assessed for each course change.  Students should see their academic advisor with any questions.

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25. How do I withdraw from a course?

All students must pay a fee of $7 per course to withdraw.  Students need to successfully complete a Withdrawal Form, which are available in the Office of the Registrar in Building 39, Room A-08.  Please note that refunds apply to tuition only as student fees are nonrefundable.

Withdrawal through Week 1:  100%
Withdrawal through Week 2:  80%
Withdrawal through Week3:  60%
Withdrawal through Week4:  40%
Withdrawal through Week 5:  20%

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26. How do I get an ID card?

New students are issued a student identification (ID) card at the time of their initial registration.  The ID card is revalidated at each registration and is acceptable only if it bears a valid stamp for the current academic term.  Replacement ID cards are available upon payment of a $15 fee and proof of registration for the current academic term.  Cards are issued and validated in Building 39, Room A-07.  Please call 202-274-6181 for hours of operation.

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27. I would like to transfer to the University of the District of Columbia Community College from UDC. What do I need to do?

A.  Students who would like to transfer to the Community College from the University should first meet with their academic advisor to ensure that it is allowed based on their completed coursework to date.  After receiving approval from their academic advisor, students should visit the Office of the Registrar in Building 39, Room A-08 for a form.  This form needs to be signed by the student's current department chair at UDC and the department chair of the program the student would like to enroll in at the Community College.  Bring the completed form back to the Office of the Registrar to complete the transfer process.  Feel free to visit the Student Success Center for personal attention and help through the process of transferring to the Community College. 

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28. How do I activate my email account??

A. Activate your student email address by visiting the Office of Information Technology in Building 41, Room 316.  You can also use any computer on campus and go to http://www.udc.edu/information_technology/email_services to activate your email account.

   

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Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Fall - April 15
Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15


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