Returning Students

If you previously completed college classes at Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, or Contra Costa College, and have taken more than a year break from attending, you will first need to reapply for admission.

You will retain the same student ID number and your transcripts will reflect all classes you were previously enrolled in within the District.

All returning students must:

Returning students are encouraged to complete the following steps:

  • Complete the Online Orientation
  • Complete placement for English, English as a Second Language, math or chemistry if you are planning to take these subjects and have not already met the prerequisites
  • Make an appointment to meet with a DVC counselor to complete an education plan
  • Clear prerequisites (if necessary)
  • Register for classes on your assigned registration date

Eligibility for priority registration

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2014

Students who started prior to fall 2014 and subsequently stopped attending for one year or more are considered returning. If you meet this criteria you are not required to complete orientation, assessment and educational planning (although we strongly encourage you to complete these three activities) and are eligible for priority registration. Students must be in good academic standing and have fewer than 100 degree applicable units to maintain priority registration.

Students may appeal their registration appointment only if they are on probation level 2, dismissal or have completed more than 100 degree applicable units. Appeals are accepted during specific registration time periods. Please refer to the Registration Appointment Appeal form for these dates. Students will receive a response by email within 3-5 business days. Please check your InSite email daily.

Students who enrolled Fall 2014 or later

To be eligible for priority registration you must complete the Online Orientation, Placement (or exemption), and an Educational Plan.