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Admission at DMACC

We know the transition and path to college can sometimes be difficult to navigate, and it is our goal to put your mind at ease as we help you through the process. DMACC strives to provide a welcoming environment that supports you throughout your educational journey. We are excited to connect with you and introduce everything DMACC has to offer!

New or Returning Student

New or Returning Student

Start your next ...

Start here if you are applying to DMACC for the first time and pursuing one of DMACC's credit programs or if you attended DMACC more than three years ago. If you took DMACC classes in high school, and are now applying at the college level, you are considered a new student.

New or Returning Students

Adult Student

Adult Student

Find your next ...

Whether you want to come back to school or start for the first time, DMACC offers a variety of short term or evening classes to help you accomplish your goals. DMACC helps thousands of working adults, so you’ll see people of all ages in our classrooms.

Adult Learners


International Student

You are welcome here!

DMACC is a great choice and one that will have a lasting impact on our life and career as an international student. Registration begins approximately six to seven weeks before the start of classes each semester and it is recommended that international students plan on arriving at least three weeks before the first day of classes.

International Students

Guest Student

Guest Student

Take classes that transfer

Start here if you currently attend college elsewhere and want to take DMACC courses to transfer back to your home institution. If you have been admitted as a Guest Student in the past, you do not need to reapply. Summer is a great semester to continue your program of study and take a few classes!

Guest Students

High School

High School Student

Earn college credit in high school

DMACC offers the opportunity for high school and home schooled students to enroll in credit courses or take part in our Career Advantage through concurrent / dual enrollment, which offers no-cost college credit classes at local high schools.

High School Students


Nondegree Seeking Student

Your first choice for lifelong learning

Do you plan to take DMACC credit classes but not complete a full academic program? Looking for professional CEUs for licensure renewal? Or do you just want to learn for fun? Start here if you're looking to take classes without working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate at DMACC.

Nondegree Seeking Students


Business / Industry

Make your business stronger!

Do you want to develop your business and provide your employees with the training they need to help your business achieve success? DMACC Business Resources provides a range of skills training, talent development and business consulting.

Business / Industry

Alexis Frank

I chose DMACC because it's a wonderful transition from my high school which was composed of 18 students in my graduating class to Iowa State which is huge, so it was just that great middle ground.

Alexis Frank - DMACC Graduate

 Lillian Gomez

The clubs are amazing. I was involved with 5 different clubs this semester, and I was able to do things that I wouldn't have had I not been in the clubs and meet a lot of amazing people that I wouldn't have crossed paths with.

Lillian Gomez - DMACC Graduate

 Carlos Marroquin

I chose DMACC after finding out that there was a photography program in Ankeny. After taking the orientation I wanted to start immediately. It was a great environment and it offered everything I was hoping to get.

Carlos Marroquin - DMACC Graduate

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