Our Mission

The Admissions Office provides, serves, and promotes the need to pursue higher educational opportunities to prospective learners of Doña Ana County and neighboring communities.  This will be achieved through an open-door admissions policy, recruitment, and retention efforts to enhance the educational needs of students and the quality of lives in Southern New Mexico.

More great reasons why you should choose DACC:

  • 6 Convenient Locations
  • Low Tuition Rates!
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Academic & Degree Programs!
  • 19-to-1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio!
  • Over 50 Certificate Programs!
  • State-of-the-Art Technology!
  • Top-Rated Faculty!
  • A Variety of Online Courses!
  • More Than 8,000 Students Enrolled!

Doña Ana Community College is the place to be right now.  Your college years are the perfect times in your life to explore who you really are, learn where your strengths lie, and learn about what you really enjoy doing.  These discoveries will help you make a satisfying career choice.  Find out how far you can go at DACC and apply for admission today.  Access our DACC VIEWBOOK  to learn more about our Campus, Academic Programs, Financial Aid, Tuition Costs & more.

Apply for Admission Today! 

  • Be a current High School Junior/Senior.
  • Interview with Admissions Office prior to submitting an application.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • Submit a DACC Undergraduate Admissions Application (indicating non-degree status).
  • Submit official high school transcripts.
  • Take Accuplacer Assessment and must score into ENGL 111 and MATH 120. ACT/SAT scores may be substituted for the Accuplacer assessment.
  • Written permission from high school Guidance Counselor/Principal. 
  • Written permission from Parent(s). 

Follow these procedures when applying for early admission at Doña Ana Community College:

1. Complete the undergraduate admission application ONLINE.  You will be directed to New Mexico State University’s application website.  Please create a PIN# and Password to gain access.  Be sure to choose “Doña Ana” in the section “Campus Where You Plan To Enroll.”  Submitting your online application is a one-time option and you will not be able to resubmit it for any future terms of enrollment. 

2.  Submit a $20 Nonexpendable Application Fee

3.  Submit your high school transcripts

4.  Make arrangements to take Accuplacer Assessment by contacting Testing Services at 575.527.7569 or send an e-mail to  There is no cost for the first assessment and Accuplacer study guides are available HERE.  If you wish to request your ACT (2651) or SAT (6296) scores to be sent to DACC Admissions, please access their website ACT or SAT.


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Orientation for Students in Summer/Fall 2022

Orientation will provide the tools and information to make your transition to DACC as easy as possible. Not only will you learn more about DACC and the resources available here, but you will also meet new friends and discover that DACC is a supportive and caring community.

Register Today!

Contact Information

Doña Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Bld
Las Cruces, NM 880011-1656
Fax: 575.528.7297

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