Counseling Center

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Advising and counseling

 

Welcome to the Counseling Center at Diablo Valley College.

Location: SSC Building (see the campus map)

Telephone: 925-685-1230 or 925-969-2140      Fax:  925-687-2097
Contact information: Dean, supervisor and department chairs

High School Resources

Meet with a Counselor: DVC counselors are available for appointments and "express counseling sessions". In the "express drop-in sessions" (15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.

Appointments: students may come in-person, use ESARS (schedule your counseling appointment online), or call our office 925-969-2140.

 

Counseling Center Spring 2015 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus

Monday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday  8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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Scheduling an appointment

Appointments are:

  • opportunities to create an educational plan or a "road map" for your academic or career goal.
  • opportunities discuss with a counselor issues or concerns that you may have about a difficult class.
  • opportunities to check your status if you are pursuing an AA/AS degree, certificate or transferring to another college.
  • opportunities to request an evaluation of your transcripts from other colleges. 
    • If you have attended other colleges/universities, make sure that those official transcripts are on file at the DVC Admission and Records Office before your contact the Counseling Center.
  • opportunities to discuss with a counselor personal issues that are having an effect on your studies at DVC.
  • opportunities to discuss career pathways.

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Counseling Workshops

Educational Planning Workshops for students enrolled in Spring 2015

Create a 2 semester education plan in this workshop.

  • Students must have only attended DVC, LMC and or CCC.
  • Students must have completed the online orientation and the Math & English Assessment prior to this workshop.

 


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Steps to Enroll for new/transfer/returning students

  • Transfer/returning students sign up for Assessment math, English, chemistry (if needed)
  • Transfer/returning students fill out prerequisite form and turn in transcripts the Admissions and Records Office (if needed)

Transfer/returning students meet with a counselor (drop-in sessions/30 minute counseling appointments). Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before scheduling an evaluation appointment.


FAQ

Tools to help answer your questions

The Counseling Department has a list of frequently asked questions to help you get immediate help. In addition, we have a library of instructional videos for you to view.

FAQ page

Video Library page


Keyboard

Resources for students

The Counseling Department has a list of helpful resources including links to our Confidential Assistance Program and off campus mental health resources, Student Services on campus, and AB 540 information.

Resources page

 

 


Email

E-Advisor and Skype Counseling

If you haven't found the answer to your question from our FAQ page, you can email us to have a question answered. The Counseling Department has also setup a Skype account to be able to answer questions online.

E-services

ESARS - schedule your counseling appointment online


About Us

About the DVC Counseling Department

We help student achieve their educational, career, and personal life goals.

Pleasant Hill Campus ~ Counseling Department

San Ramon Campus ~ Counseling Services

 

Confidentiality

All contacts are confidential in compliance with Federal and State law. Confidentiality may not apply if a person presents an imminent danger to self or others or in the case of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse.