Admission procedures for new and transfer students
New and transfer students:

(Applying to DVC after high school and/or other colleges)

New students:
(Enrolling at DVC after high school)

Step 1 Complete a DVC admission application.
Step 2 Take English and Math Assessment.
Step 3 Apply for financial aid and Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) as necessary.
Step 4 Register for Counseling 095 College Orientation.
Step 5 Register for classes on or after your assigned registration date (after you meet with your counselor).
Step 6 Pay fees.
Step 7 Obtain a DVC student identification card.

Assessment:

Assessment is a two hour session that measures your current skills in reading, writing, and math. These tests will meet prerequisites for certain courses and will help your advisor in recommending the most appropriate courses for your educational goals. Once you have completed the assessment process you are eligible to attend a Counseling 095 course. Please contact the Assessment Center for a testing schedule, 925-685-1230, ext. 2545.

Students may be exempt from assessment if the following requirements are satisfied:

English - Students who have completed a college English course, or have earned a score of 3 on the English portion of the College Board Advance Placement English test.

Math - Students who have completed a college math course, or have earned the score of 3 on the math portion of the College Board Advance Placement Math test (AB or BC).

If English and Math requirements have been met at other colleges or through AP testing, students must bring the appropriate documentation to the Admissions and Records office (official transcripts and/or test scores).

Transfer students:
(Enrolling at DVC after having enrolled at another college)

Step 1 Complete a DVC admission application.
Step 2 Apply for financial aid and Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) as necessary.
Step 3 Register for classes on or after your assigned registration date. (Submit official transcripts to clear prerequisites and/or request an evaluation).
Step 4 Pay fees.
Step 5 Obtain a DVC student identification card.


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Priority registration
Students who meet one of the following conditions will receive a priority registration appointment time.

  1. Complete assessment and take COUNS 095 for college orientation and advisement.
  2. Complete the assessment exemption form only if you are:
  • enrolling in a job-related course
  • enrolling in a course with no skill prerequisite
  • enrolling in two units or less during this academic term
    (The courses that are exempt from assessment and orientation are listed in the schedule of classes.)

    3.  Earned an Associate Degree or higher.

Prerequisites
Some courses have prerequisites that restrict enrollment. To enroll in courses with prerequisites you must either:

  • have completed the prerequisite at DVC or,
  • have completed the prerequisite at another college (official transcript and prerequisite form are required) or,
  • be currently taking the prerequisite course at DVC, CCC, or LMC or,
  • challenge the prerequisite (see the schedule of classes for more details).


Transcripts

High School and College transcripts may be required to meet prerequisites for some classes. When required submit the completed prerequisite form and transcripts to Admissions/Records. Check the course schedule or catalog for prerequisite requirements.


Orientation and advisement

  • Students who have completed less than 12 college units are encouraged to register for Counseling 095, which meets for a total of six hours.
  • Students who have completed 12 college units should contact the Counseling Center to arrange for a counseling appointment.


Registration

To receive a priority registration the above process must be completed. Open Registration dates are listed on the DVC Calendar.

 

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