Counseling

DVC Counselors group photo

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!


Fall Counseling appointments and drop-in

  • Appointments: To schedule a Fall 2022 appointment and meet with a counselor call the Counseling Office: 925-969-2140 for assistance.
    • Winter Break appointments are available for students in need of transcript evaluations. To schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor between December 12-15 or January 3-20 please call the Counseling Office.
  • Drop-In: We offer in-person and virtual drop-in sessions. To sign up for a virtual drop-in session, select Drop-In from the Counseling options below.  You may also call 925-969-2140 to be added to the virtual drop-in list and to verify the availability of in-person drop-ins. If you plan to come in the afternoon/evening, call our office before you leave work/home to check availability and waiting time.
  • 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.
  • High school students, please contact your high school counselor or principal's office.

Types of counseling

 

Academic

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

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Drop-in

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

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Wellness

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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Specialized

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:

  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 23 – Native American Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving holiday


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.

Contact Us

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