We welcome your questions. You may wish to review our FAQ page first to see if your question already has an answer. Email questions should be short and pertain to academic advising issues only. Appropriate questions include deadline dates, general requirements to transfer, and requirements for degrees or certificates.

This format should not be used to ask a counselor to identify which classes a student should take for a semester.* 

The address for email counseling will be active in August 2015.


E-SARS is an online appointment system that is available in the fall and spring semester. This appointment program is designed for students who have a DVC ID# and who have only attended DVC, to schedule a 30 minute counseling appointment.

Skype express counseling

Are you Skype savvy? If so, the Counseling Department has Skype express counseling available for quick questions with brief answers similar to the criteria listed in the "E-Counseling" section on this page.*

Just look for dvc.counselor in your Skype directory. Please send an IM before calling to let the counselor know you would like to Skype your quick question. Note: Skype express is NOT for academic planning/choosing courses at this time.

Online courses

Diablo Valley College ~ Online Courses

California Virtual Campus

Free online classes

*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.