Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Prospective Students

FAQs - Current Students

FAQs - Students Transferring from DMACC to a Four-Year College/University


  1. How do I get information on a specific program or major?
  2. How do I apply for admission to DMACC?
  3. How do I apply for financial aid?
  4. How much does it cost to attend DMACC?
  5. Do you have student housing?
  6. Do you help people find jobs when they graduate?
  7. What is the average starting salary for someone with this major?
  8. When can I start taking classes?
  9. Are these classes offered at night?
  10. Can I transfer classes from another college to DMACC?
  11. FAQ for students transferring from DMACC to a 4-year college

How do I get information on a specific program or major?

There are several ways to obtain information about a specific DMACC program or major: schedule an appointment with an advisor, call 800-362-2127 to have information sent to you, or view the Program Information Briefs online.

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How do I apply for admission to DMACC?

To apply for admission, simply complete our application form. You can apply online or call 800-362-2127 to have an application sent to you. If you plan to be enrolled as a full-time student, then you must also complete our required assessment before registering for classes. Many programs have additional admission requirements; complete information on the admission requirements for your program is printed on the Program Information Brief.

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How do I apply for financial aid?

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

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How much does it cost to attend DMACC?

For current tuition and fees click here. Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Additionally, you will need to budget an average of $300 per semester for books and supplies. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, tools or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well. Complete information on the cost of your specific program is printed on the Program Information Brief.

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Does DMACC have student-housing options?

Campus Town Apartments and Prairie Pointe Apartments are located adjacent to the Ankeny Campus and Campus View Apartments are located on the Ankeny CampusBorgen Square Apartments are located directly across from the Boone Campus.

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Do you help people find jobs when they graduate?

The Career Center will assist you in developing your resume, filling out applications properly, and honing your interviewing skills.

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What is the average starting salary for someone with this major?

The Career Center keeps a list of the average starting salaries of our graduates by program of study. They also maintain a list of employers who have hired DMACC graduates. To view this information click here. Average starting salaries are also located on the Program Information Briefs.

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When can I start taking classes?

DMACC's academic schedule includes three terms each year. Our Fall Term usually starts in late August and concludes in mid-December; our Spring Term begins in early January and runs until early May; and our Summer Term is usually held from late May through early August. Some of our programs allow you to start classes any term; other programs limit students to starting in a particular term.

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Are classes offered at night?

Many DMACC classes are offered both days and evenings. Advisors are a good source of when classes are available and what majors can be completed at night.

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Can I transfer classes from another college to DMACC?

Yes, you can transfer classes to DMACC from other accredited colleges. In order to do this, you must first apply to DMACC for a particular major or program of study. You then must have your official transcripts sent from each previous college attended. Upon receiving your application and transcripts, our Credentials Office will review your transcripts and send you a credit transfer evaluation. This evaluation will detail which classes transfer to DMACC as well as how they transfer (the DMACC course equivalent for your transfer class).

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