Congratulations, You’re Accepted! Now What?

We’re happy you’re here. Once you’ve completed the application and received your acceptance, there are some important things for you to do.

Of course, if you have any questions along the way, our Welcome Services team can help.

First - submit your special admissions recommendation form

What you'll need

To submit your form via InSite, you will need:

  • The email address and name of your school contact (if you do not know, please reach out to your counselor or principal for an email address of the person who can sign your form).
  • Your parent/guardian name and email.
  • The class you would like to register for.

Be aware

The form must be:

  • Submitted each term.
  • Filled out by the high school principal or designee and list the courses the student wishes to take.
  • Signed by the student, parent, and high school principal or designee.
  • Submitted online to Admissions and Records.

Signed forms with no courses listed will not be accepted. You can only enroll in the course(s) listed on the form.

You will NOT be registered for the class when you submit the form.

By submitting the form, you will be given permission to register for the course online provided all signatures are received, the course is open, and you meet any prerequisites.

Submit Your Form

Next - prepare to register

Is your application current?

You need to have a current application on file with DVC in order to register for classes. If you previously completed courses at DVC, LMC or CCC, but have not taken a class for one year or more, you will need to reapply for admission. You will keep the same student ID number. 

To view all classes you've previously taken within the college district, you can view an unofficial transcript on InSite. To obtain official transcripts, you will need to order them from each school individually. Each college has a separate transcript.  

Are there any prerequisites for the class?

A prerequisite is a class that you must have completed before registering for a more advanced or related course.

  • Refer to the catalog to check if the class you want has a prerequisite.
  • If the class DOES have a prerequisite you may apply for clearance. You should do this BEFORE registration starts as it may take 2-3 business days for review.

Finally - sign up for classes!

Important dates

  • Spring 2023 registration begins on January 10 online for all high school students. 
  • Spring 2023 registration begins January 23 online for students in grades 8 and below. Please make sure to reach out to the instructor of the course you are interested in to obtain add authorization.

Registration tips

  • To register, you'll log in to InSite and add the class to your student plan. For step-by-step instructions, visit our How To Center.
  • Register for the class on the registration date you were assigned.
  • If the class is full, you may be able to add yourself to a waitlist, if available. Otherwise, contact the instructor of the class. Please refer to the class schedule and the directory for contact information. If the class is taking additional students, the instructor can authorize you to add on the first day of class and then you will be able to register through the InSite portal.

Register for Classes

International Students

If you are an F-1 international student enrolled in high school you are not eligible to be enrolled at Diablo Valley College at the same time. If you would like to transfer from your high school to DVC, please visit our steps to enroll for international students.

Student Educational Rights & Privacy

While minor high school students attend college, they are considered regular college students, and the privacy of their educational records is protected. Only the student has a right to their academic record. We will not release student information to parents without the prior written consent of the student.

Other helpful information


Students should be aware of course prerequisite requirements as listed in the schedule of classes and catalog. Prerequisites cannot be waived. Please review our prerequisite procedure.

Physical education classes

Regardless of grade level, all PE courses must be added on or after the first day of the class with instructor add authorization. Pleases contact the instructor of the class. Please refer to the class schedule and the directory for contact information.

Home schooled students

Home schooled students must provide a copy of the affidavit each academic year for home schooling in addition to the Special Admissions Recommendation Form. Please choose "Homeschool" on the Special Admissions Recommendation Form where it asks you to choose a high school.


  • High school students are exempt from tuition fees, but will be charged student union and materials fees.
  • High school students who are classified as non-resident students for tuition purposes may be eligible for the SB150 waiver of non-resident tuition while still in high school. Students must be special admit part-time (11 units or less) students who currently live in California and are attending high school in California. Students wishing to take advantage of this exemption should complete a residency reclassification form and attach a copy of high school transcripts showing current enrollment. Forms and attachments should be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Students who are not California residents will be charged nonresident enrollment fees. Please note that AB540 status is not available to high school students (AB540 requires high school graduation).