Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

The DVC Counseling Department faculty, staff and management are committed to providing you with accurate and timely information as well as the support you need to accomplish the goals that you set for yourself. We provide academic, career, and personal counseling and encourage students to meet with a counselor once a term.

High school students are referred to see their high school counselor, career counselor or principals office for questions about taking college classes.  Graduating Seniors may meet with a counselor through our Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.


Meet with a counselor through drop-in sessions

The "drop-in sessions" (last about 15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan. If you plan to come in the afternoon, call our office before you leave work/home to find out the waiting time.

  • Summer 2019 Drop-in Sessions - we offer limited drop-in sessions Monday - Thursday.  Call for the hours (925) 969-2140.
  • August 2019  Drop-in Sessions - dates and times (will be posted in June)


Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Transfer and returning students may contact our office now to schedule a transcript evaluation appointment.

New students may begin to schedule Fall 2019 appointments on August 19 for the week of  September 3 through our online appointment program ESARS.  We schedule appointments 2 weeks out.

DVC accepts transcripts from institutions (e.g., colleges, universities, and high schools) currently recognized by regional accrediting organizations as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students may schedule a 1 hour appointment for the following reasons (contact the Counseling Office);

  • Students who are on Dismissal (call or email Carissa Urbalejo 925-969-2145)
  • Students in the EOPS program who have completed 70 + units
  • Students appealing Financial Aid due to the completion of 60 + units
  • Students who are Veterans and are requesting to use the VA Benefits for SU19 or FA19

High School Counselor Conference 2019

Wellness counseling

DVC now has a program in connection with JFK University's Graduate Counseling program. DVC has JFK Interns on campus; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday who are available to do brief therapy.  The JFK Interns are supervised by a licensed professional through JFK University.  For more information, please call 925-969-2148.

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.

About the DVC Counseling Department

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


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.

Contact Counseling

Telephone: 925-969-2140 or 925-685-1230

Email: eadvisor@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-687-2097

Office location: SSC Pleasant Hill campus map

Note: Students who plan to come in for drop-in sessions in the afternoon should call our office to see how long the wait time is, before coming to the college.

Telephone: 925-551-6209

Office location: West Building Lobby San Ramon campus map

Office hours

Pleasant Hill campus

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 14 - February 8 8 am -7 pm 8 am -7 pm 8 am -7 pm 8 am -7 pm 8 am -4 pm
February 11 - May 22 8 am -5 pm 8 am -7 pm 8 am -5 pm 8 am -5 pm 8 am -3 pm
June 10 - June 20 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm Closed

San Ramon campus

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 28 - May 24 8:30 am -
4 pm

9 am - 1 pm
2-6 pm

8:30 am -
6:30 pm
9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 1 pm
(during registration periods only)

May 1 - May 30 9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am -
6:30 pm
9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am - 1 pm