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Our counselors are committed to serving our students in the pursuit of their academic success and personal growth at Diablo Valley College.

Whether your goal is to obtain an associate degree, transfer to a university, or continue in your own professional development, our counselors will guide you in developing a plan to help you achieve your goals.

Meeting regularly with a counselor is one of the keys to enhancing your success at DVC. Please come and see us soon!

Winter Break Counseling Information 

  • Drop-In: Counseling during Winter break will primarily be available by drop-in, we offer virtual and in-person drop-in sessions
      • Virtual counseling will be available December 12-15 and will resume January 3
      • In-person counseling will be available starting January 9
    • To sign up for a virtual drop-in session, use the Online Appointment System or call the Counseling Office at 925-969-2140 to be added to the drop-in list    
    • For in-person drop-in we recommend calling in advance to confirm hours and ensure availability 
  • Appointments: To schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor between January 3 -20 please call the Counseling Office

Diablo Valley College and the DVC Counseling Office will be closed December 21 - January 2   
Counseling will be available through December 15 and will resume January 3  

  • Spring 2023 Appointments:  Spring semester appointments begin on January 30 onwards. Students can begin scheduling on January 17 by using the Online Appointment System or calling the Counseling Office. Please plan to schedule your appointment two weeks in advance.
  • Athletes, veterans, students needing to appeal their Financial Aid due to Maximum Time Frame, and students in need of transcript evaluation, please call the Counseling Office for assistance.
  • High school students, please contact your high school counselor or principal's office.

Types of counseling



To develop or update an education plan, or discuss career/transfer goals.

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For quick check-ins about DVC deadlines, procedures, major, or program information.

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For short-term personal counseling for currently registered students to get support with stress, relationships, grief, depression or anxiety symptoms, and more.

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For athletes, international students, veterans, and members of certain student groups including EOPS and DSS.

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Holiday closures

Diablo Valley College and the DVC Counseling Office will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 21 - January 2


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.  If you need a transcript evaluation for your counseling appointment, call our office 925-969-2140.

Current  High School Students

Appointments are not available for students currently enrolled in high school. We do offer Counseling 095 class for graduating high school seniors to plan out their classes prior to the next term.

Contact Us

  • Front Desk: 925-969-2140
  • Office hours (remote and in-person)