Danville Area Community College has an open-door admission policy. The College admits all students qualified to complete any of its programs including transfer, career, basic skills, and Corporate and Community Education provided space is available. When adequate space is not available, the College will admit those students who are best qualified, giving preference to students residing in Community College District #507.
Many DACC classes require placement testing prior to enrollment to demonstrate academic readiness at designated skill levels to support academic achievement. Therefore, most new students and all students enrolling in classes with prerequisite skill proficiencies are required to present ACT or SAT scores, or participate in the college's placement program. Students may register to take placement tests by calling the Testing Center, 217-443-8708.
What are the requirements for admission to Danville Area Community College?
Admission is open to anyone who meets the following requirement(s):
Any student under the age of sixteen years of age may be enrolled upon meeting the following criteria:
Please Note: Parents should be aware that their student may be exposed to mature and/or controversial topics and conversations, not only within some classes, but also within the general college environment.
What are the general admissions/registration procedures?
Note: You may apply for financial aid (by completing the FAFSA) as you work on Steps 1 through 3 above.
What are the admissions criteria for International Students?
To be admitted to DACC, an international student shall:
International students must carry a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours. Six of the required 12+ credit hours during the fall and spring semesters must be traditional, lecture-based, on-campus courses. Students are not allowed to all classes in online course format. It is essential that students from outside the United States have sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in this country.
In addition to the above criteria, international students are accepted on the basis of available space in the various educational programs. Consideration is also given to selecting a diversified international student population to enhance the enrollment of citizens from numerous countries.
Enrollment into courses will be determined by placement test scores and personal evaluations. Students deficient in English language skills must be enrolled in English as a Second Language classes.
How do I gain admission to a selective admission program?
A few of the programs offered at Danville Area Community College have a selective admission process that is separate from admission to DACC. These Selective Admission programs have additional application and qualification requirements. It is important to note that these programs also have early application deadlines. If you are interested in the following programs, you will need to contact a program director as early as possible. The following programs require specialized admission:
What is the difference between full-time and part-time?
An academic load of 12-18 credit hours is considered normal for a full-time student during regular semesters (Fall & Spring). During the Summer session, 6-8 credit hours are considered a full load. A part-time student includes anyone who is enrolled in 1-11 credit hours for the Fall & Spring terms or 1-5 credit hours for the Summer term.
How do I make a class schedule change (Drop/Add Procedure) after the semester has started?
Dropping a Course (Refund Period)
"Dropping" a course means the course will not appear on the student’s transcript and the student will not be charged for the course. Depending on the length of the course, students may drop a class within the first week or two of the start of the semester.
Withdrawing from a Course
If a student withdraws from a course after the refund (or drop) period, NO TUITION AND FEES WILL BE REFUNDED. The student will receive a "W" grade on his/her transcript. "W" grades do not compute into the student’s G.P.A., but they can affect financial aid funding. Students who receive financial aid should check with Financial Aid before they drop a course.
Please note the last day to drop/withdraw from class each semester. The dates will be posted around campus. Specific drop/withdrawal deadlines will be posted for each semester on the following webpage: http://www.dacc.edu/ar/withdraw.
How Do You Drop/Withdraw?
Students can drop/withdraw from a class, depending on the timeframe, in a number of different ways:
Please remember, it is not the instructors’ responsibility to drop or withdraw you. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE DROP/WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES!
What is a prerequisite?
Prerequisites are usually introductory courses that students must successfully complete prior to taking certain college courses.
What is the difference between a "W," an "I," a "P," and an "AU"?
W is the Official Withdrawal of a student within the Withdrawal Policy guidelines.
I is an Incomplete - This is a temporary grade. All incomplete work involved with a temporary "I" grade will be performed within 30 calendar days after the end of the term so that a grade may be recorded.
P is a Completed/Passed grade used for successfully completed labs and orientations.
AU is an Audit - Student auditing a class will receive an "AU" grade. (Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory are used in some courses.)
Is student housing available?
The College does not maintain campus residence hall facilities. A courtesy list of housing is maintained in the Academic Advisement and Counseling Office and is available to students, parents, and other interested parties.
What are DACC's Residency Policies?
Tuition rate at Danville Area Community College depends upon the residence of the student. Ordinarily residence is that domicile established for a purpose independent of attendance at the College. The following guidelines have been established for classifying students by residence:
Special Tuition Rates
Out-of-District or Out-of-State students may qualify for special tuition rates if one of the following applies: