Counseling

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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’s 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!

Summer Counseling (May 24 – August 20)

We offer daily drop-in sessions from 10 am to 3 pm.

Veterans, please call our office to schedule a summer appointment 925-969-2140. 

New fall students/high school graduating seniors may meet with a counselor through the Counseling 095: Introduction to College class this summer or you may schedule an appointment starting on August 16 for the week of August 30 (fall classes begin on August 23 - that week we have all day drop-in available).

Summer Counseling appointment request form

Types of counseling


Academic Counseling

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

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Academic Counseling

Counseling Appointment Types

  • Follow up: If you already have an education plan on file and are just checking in or updating plans (30-minute appointment)
  • New Education Plans: To create a new 2-year education plan, discuss new transfer or career plans (45-minute appointment)

Please read the information on the following page to make sure this is the right type of appointment for you. Your counselor will contact you through your Insite email, text, or by phone.

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Drop-In Counseling

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

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Drop-In Counseling

15 minute same-day drop-in via zoom or phone. A counselor will contact you through your Insite email, text, or by phone. Drop-ins are available: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. Drop-Ins are on a first come first served basis.

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Wellness Counseling

We offer short-term personal counseling for currently- registered students. Students can get support with stress, relationships, grief, depression or anxiety symptoms, and more.

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Wellness Counseling

Our counselors are here for you. Please fill out this referral form and one of our counselors will contact you.

If you cannot access the form, please call 925-969-2148 or send an email to wellness@dvc.edu

Learn more about Wellness Counseling and Additional Resources.

Specialized Counseling

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

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Specialized Counseling

  • For Disability Support Services (DSS) appointments, email rdechristofaro@dvc.edu.
  • For EOPS Counseling Appointment, please complete the EOPS Appointment Request Form.
  • For all other student groups, select the Meet with a Counselor button, select Make Appointment, then choose the type of counselor designated for your student group or choose All Counselors
    • Athletes
    • International Students
    • MESA
    • CalWORKS
    • PACE
    • Puente
    • START
    • Umoja
    • Veterans

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General Questions

For general questions about DVC, join our Student Services staff on zoom drop-in Tuesdays from 5:00 - 5:30PM and Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:30AM.

Transcripts

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.

For technical questions on how to apply, register for classes (add/drop) or using online tools

Please visit Admissions and Records or Welcome Services for “how to” guides and live chat assistance.

Contact Us

  • Front Desk: 925-969-2140

Remote Office Hours

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