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

 

Steps to Enroll for new/transfer/returning students

 

 

  • Transfer/returning students fill out the Transfer Orientation form, send it to the Admissions and Records Office for SUMMER enrollment only.
  • 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. 

  

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. 

 

Spring counseling appointments are for; 

  • 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

 

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

 

 

  

Counseling Center SPRING hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus

Monday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday  9 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.

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 - online counseling appointment program


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.