Submit Transcripts & Meningitis Documentation
New to College Students
If you have graduated from high school within the last five years, you will be required to submit an OFFICIAL high school transcript. If you earned your GED, you must submit GED completion documentation. The transcript will be reviewed to determine if TSI assessment requirements are met by your STAAR, TAKS, SAT, or ACT scores.
Submit OFFICIAL transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities attended outside of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) immediately after applying for admission to Richland College. DCCCD Board Policy mandates the submission of all transcripts regardless of whether or not you intend to earn a degree at Richland. Official transcripts submitted cannot have a print date over 3 years old.
Students formerly enrolled in a college of the DCCCD who have not attended a DCCCD college for more than one year must submit an updated online application to be considered for re-admission. If you have official transcripts on file that have a print date of over 3 years, you will be required to submit updated official transcripts upon re-admitting to the college.
You will be required to complete a Dual Credit Application Packet which includes the application for admissions results page, high school student enrollment form, consent to emergency treatment form, FERPA Release/Registration by Proxy form, Official High School transcript, college placement scores, and the bacterial meningitis vaccination compliance form. For complete details click here.
Mail official transcripts to:
12800 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75243-2199
Or via Electronic Transcript Exchange to:
Texas state law requires that all entering students under the age of 22 must provide evidence of receiving an initial bacterial meningitis vaccine dose or booster within the last five years unless they are exempt (see exemptions below). Students must show proof of having the vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution. Students who fail to submit required meningitis vaccine documentation may not register for classes. A block will be placed on your student record and will not be removed for any reason until your proper documentation is on file with the Admissions Office.
Note: The only two vaccines approved at this time are MCV4 (Menveo) and MPSV4 (Menactra). The Meningitis B (MenB) vaccine is not required and will not fulfill your meningitis documentation requirement at this time.
Who is Affected?
- All first time credit students
- All new transfer credit students
- All returning DCCCD students who have experienced a break in DCCCD enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester
- New and returning continuing education students enrolled in programs that are at least 360 contact hours or greater
- Dual Credit, Middle College, Early College, and Charter High School students attending classes located on a DCCCD college campus.
Who is Exempt?
- Any student over the age of 22 (by the first day of class)
- Any student enrolled in 100% on-line or distance education courses, View 100% Distance Education Affidavit.
- Any student who is enrolled in continuing education courses/programs with less than 360 contact hours
- Any student who submits an affidavit stating that the student declines the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. View form here.
- Any student who submits a signed affidavit or certificate from a physician that states the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the student. View form here.
- Any student enrolled in a dual credit course which is taught at a public or private K-12 facility not located on a DCCCD college campus.
- Any DCCCD student incarcerated in a Texas prison.
What do I Need to Provide?
A completed, signed and dated copy of DCCCD’s Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Compliance form along with any required documentation as noted on the form. In order to avoid enrollment delays, students are strongly encouraged to receive the appropriate vaccinations early.
Click here for complete requirements.