DVC is proud to be among the top California community colleges in transferring students
to the University of California, California State University and private four-year
universities. In fact, DVC is one of the top transfer schools in the state.
Priority registration are assigned to all students who have completed the admissions
application, online orientation, took or cleared the Math/English assessment and completed
an education plan (see Counseling 095 class).
Below are the main steps to enrolling in our campus:
Step 1 - All new, transfer and returning students and concurrently enrolled high school
students must complete an application.
Register for advisement counseling - Enroll in COUNS 095, a 6-hour course during which you will develop an Education
Plan. Go to the Enrollment Lab (across from the Admissions Office) and they will help
you register for this class.
Step 4 New students who have completed fewer than 12 college units are strongly encouraged to register
for Counseling 095. Classes meet once or twice for a total of six hours and after completing the course,
students are given a priority registration appointment. Students must complete the
math and English assessments at least 10 working days before the Counseling 095 course
Returning and new transfer students (with more than 12 college courses) should speak with a counselor to discuss their
current educational goals or plans. Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions
and Records Office at least two weeks prior to scheduling a counseling appointment.
DVC accepts transcripts from institutions (e.g., colleges, universities, and high
schools) currently recognized by regional accrediting organizations as recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education.
Step 5 - Apply for financial aid, scholarships and/or extended opportunity program
and services (EOPS) for financial assistance.
Step 6 - Submit official transcripts - Send official high school and college transcripts
to provide proof of prerequisite completion. For students with college transcripts,
you may then schedule an appointment with a counselor to determine which courses can
be applied to meet degree, certificate or transfer requirements.
Transcripts coming from outside the U.S.
There are credential/course evaluation services for students who have attended colleges/universities
outside the U.S. Please note that some educational institutions will only accept credential/degree
evaluations from specific agencies.
Contact a DVC counselor before you choose a credential/course evaluation service.
Register for classes
Step 7 - Priority registration are assigned to all students who are currently enrolled
at DVC or have completed Counseling 095 priority registration appointments are for
online and telephone registration only.
To drop a class:
You must drop a class on or before the deadline date. See the academic calendar for
drop dates for full-term classes or ask you instructor for the drop dates if you are
enrolled in a short-term class.
You may drop a class on or before the deadline date as follows:
NOTE: You must properly withdraw from a class before the refund deadline to avoid owing
the registration fees. Non-attendance will not result in your withdrawal from the
class. It is the student's responsibility to official drop their class.
To add a class:
You must add a class on or before the deadline date. See the academic calendar for
drop dates for full-term classes or ask you instructor for a late add code if the
class has already started.
You may add a class on or before the semester begins or by the ADD deadline;
Step 8 - Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card when registering
by phone or online. The Cashier's Office will accept payments by cash, credit card,
check, or money order.
DVC ID card
Step 9 - After registering for classes, print your course schedule and take a copy
along with a picture ID to the Student Life Office in the Student Union to obtain
your DVC "Connect Card" student ID. This free card is required to use the library
and/or printers on campus.
Counselor tips for choosing classes your first semester
Balance class and work hours
Don't over load yourself with too many units your first semester
Begin English and math classes your first semester (whenever possible)
Good communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) and math are important foundation
skills for succeeding in most college courses and careers
English and math are required for all associate and bachelor's degrees
Enroll in classes that interest you
Read course descriptions online, in the class schedule, or the college catalog.
Talk to other students, counselors, and instructors about classes to match your interests.
Actively exploring your interests can lead to increased motivation and more satisfying
educational and career choices.
Take General Education courses toward one of the following general goals:
AA/AS degree General Education Requirements
California State University General Education Requirements ( for CSU transfer)
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Begin taking courses toward your major/AA/AS degree/certificate
Some ‘high unit' majors have many required courses that should be begun as soon as
possible. ‘High unit' majors include engineering, sciences, computer science, architecture
Many transfer major requirements can be found at Assist.org
Certificate programs require courses in the major only (no general education)
Enroll in college study skills and/or career classes