Counseling Center


Fall 2015 enroll nowWelcome 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


Meet with a Counselor: DVC counselors are available for academic advising 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. 

Fall counseling appointments (academic advisement, career counseling and limited personal counseling) are for; 

  • students wanting an educational plan
  • college students who are enrolled in spring classes at DVC
  • dismissed students - returning to DVC
  • financial aid students who need a Maximum Time Frame appointment
  • new transfer students (please send your official college transcripts to the DVC Admissions and Records Office before requesting an appointment)
  • returning DVC students 
  • veterans and dependents
  • students wanting to know what classes to transfer to different institutions (articulation agreements with UC and CSU college and universities, California Independent Colleges and Universitiesout of state colleges/universities)


Appointments: schedule your appointment in-person, through ESARS (online appointment program), or by calling our office 925-969-2140.


Counseling Center Fall 2015 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus - beginning in September

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.


steps to enroll

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 may meet with a counselor through drop-in sessions/30 minute counseling appointments. Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before scheduling an evaluation appointment.  Transfer/returning students should enter their classes on the InSite Portal.


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


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




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.


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



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.