Application Instructions

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Welcome to Diablo Valley College! We’re excited you’re ready to join our community.

100% acceptance rate for
completed applications.
It's FREE to apply.
No aptitude tests (SAT/ACT)
are required.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

After You're Accepted

About 20 minutes is needed. You can save your application and come back later.
Time

About 20 minutes is needed. You can save your application and come back later.

Not required, but highly recommended. See tips for DREAMers and more below.
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 you apply.
Email Address

To receive next steps about your application. If you do not have one, create one before you apply.

The names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges you’ve attended.
School Info

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.
Educational Goal

What you hope to achieve at DVC. Earn a certificate, degree, etc. Learn more below.


Need help completing your application?

Request one-on-one assistance from our Welcome Services team by completing the Virtual Lab request form.

What's next?

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.

Educational goals

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.

Want to learn more about DVC?

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