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After You're Accepted
What you'll need to apply
About 20 minutes is needed. You can save your application and come back later.
Social Security Number
Not required, but highly recommended. See tips for DREAMers and more below.
To receive next steps about your application. If you do not have one, create one before
The names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges you’ve attended.
What you hope to achieve at DVC. Earn a certificate, degree, etc. Learn more below.
Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Need help completing your application?
Request one-on-one assistance from our Welcome Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application will be processed within 24 hours. You’ll get an email once your
application is accepted.
Social Security number
You’ll need to provide it to receive the tax form 1098T or to apply for Financial
Aid (including our free tuition programs).
- DREAMers, read this important information.
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, excluding F1 students, you will also need your Alien
Registration Number or VISA information.
You’ll be asked to select a goal from the list below on your application. Choosing
one of these will help us better support you.
- Obtain an associate degree and transfer to a 4-year institution.
- Transfer to a 4-year institution without an associate degree.
- Obtain a 2-year associate degree without transfer.
- Earn a career technical certificate without transfer.
- Discover/formulate career interests, plans, goals.
- Prepare for a new career (acquire job skills).
- Advance in current job/career (update job skills).
- Maintain certificate or license.
- Educational development.
- Improve basic skills.
- Complete credits for high school diploma or GED.
- Move from non-credit coursework to credit coursework.
- 4-year college student taking courses to meet 4-year college requirements.
- Undecided on goal.