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Miami Dade College Offers New Priority Registration for Fall Term 2011

Priority registration

Miami, June 22, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) registration for the Fall 2011 semester will open to all on Saturday, June 25. This term, MDC is also launching a new Priority Registration initiative, which will allow targeted students to register as early as June 22.

The new Priority Registration system will give students who may need specific courses to graduate a better opportunity to complete their requirements. In particular, students admitted to limited access programs and selective admission programs, working on bachelor’s degrees, those who have applied for graduation, veteran students, School for Advanced Studies students, and degree-seeking students with 45 credits or greater will be able to register as of June 22.

Degree-seeking students with 30 credits or more can register starting June 23. Registration begins on June 24 for students with 15 credits or more, as well as new and returning degree-seeking and those enrolled in certificate programs. All others – including non-degree seeking, non-credit, transient, and High School Dual Enrollment/Early Admission – may register as of June 25.   

From several new bachelor’s degrees to the hot, new Miami Culinary Institute, MDC has the programs to jumpstart your career or put you on the fast-track to an in-demand job. Plus, the college has accelerated degree options blending classroom and online courses allowing students to complete an Associate in Arts degree in business administration or an Associate in Science degree in computer information technology in just one year. And these are just a few of the exciting opportunities that await you.    

With more than 300 major areas of study, seven campuses, a major outreach center and other sites, and a growing Virtual College, MDC is the first step toward a prosperous future.

Students will receive an e-mail with an appointment date/time. To view the Fall 2011 Registration Calendar, visit    

Register, pay for classes, check course availability, print schedules, and more at On-line service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Classes will fill up  quickly, so please register early. Last day to register without incurring a $50 late fee is August  21.


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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