How To Make An Appointment


You will need to know your student ID #. If you are a new student to DVC, fill out the online admissions application. A confirmation email will be sent to you with information about your student ID #.

You can schedule an appointment online, on the phone, or in person. See the instructions below regarding transcripts before scheduling your appointment.


TRANSCRIPTS: If you have attended another college or university, please make sure that your official sealed transcripts arrive at the DVC Admission/Records Office at least two weeks prior to your counseling appointment.

If classes on your high school transcript may fulfill an AA/AS degree requirement or a transfer requirement, then please make sure that your official high school sealed transcript arrives at the DVC Admissions and Records Office at least two weeks prior to your appointment.

Send your official sealed transcripts to: DVC Admissions and Records Office, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, 925-685-1310.



 Schedule appointments online
: this feature is available to students who have only attended Diablo Valley College (and did not attend any other college/university) and who are not high school students. You will need to input your DVC Student ID number. If you do not know your student ID number, please stop by Welcome Services with a photo ID, or schedule an appointment in person or by phone.

Students who have attended other colleges must schedule a counseling appointment in person or by phone.

Students generally schedule a 30 minute appointment to meet with a counselor.

Students who need a one hour appointment must schedule a counseling appointment in person or by phoneVA Education Plan, Military transcript, Financial Aid - Maximum Time Frame Form, EOPS 70 unit Evaluation, CalWORKs Education Plan.


Pleasant Hill Campus


San Ramon Campus


321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon

The online appointment system is inactive for summer and winter break.

Please visit this page in August for the fall semester and in January for the spring semester.


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Schedule appointments in person: You may go to the Counseling Center appointment desk, fill out a "Counseling Appointment Request" form and give it to one of our staff members to help you find a date and time that will work for you. 

Students should schedule at least one appointment each semester to meet with a counselor to review your progress towards your goal(s) and to plan your classes for the next semester.

High school students and concurrently enrolled high  School students may not schedule an appointment with a DVC Counselor until they have graduated from high school and are attending classes during their first semester. 

Graduating high school seniors may enroll in Counseling 095 "Orientation to College" and meet with a counselor to plan out their courses before the start of the semester.

New students (students who have completed less than 12 units) may enroll in Counseling 095 "Orientation to College" and meet with a counselor to plan out their courses before the start of the semester.



Schedule appointments by phone: If you need to schedule an appointment by phone, please call 925-969-2140. Some information that you will need to provide is your DVC student ID number, birth date, contact phone number and information about other colleges/universities you might have attended. Appointments are generally 30 minutes.


EXPRESS COUNSELING: Express Counseling provides a way for you to see a counselor to get a quick answer to a quick question-one that can be covered in 7 to 10 minutes. If you need to plan out what classes to take or review your transcripts, you will need to schedule a 30 minute appointment.

Records from other colleges are not available for this type of session. The Express Counseling schedule posted in the Counseling Center for an up-to-date listing of available times.

Email Counseling: We welcome your questions. Email questions should be short and pertain to academic advising issues only. This format should not be used to ask a counselor to identify which classes a student should take for a semester. Occasionally, we may respond to your question with the following statement, "Please make a counseling appointment". This is because the question is most likely complex and may require detailed background information, research, and/or counselor assistance. Transcript evaluation, career and personal counseling are not available online. Please make a counseling appointment for assistance with these issues.

The address for email counseling is closed for the summer.