Graduating High School Senior

Please review the Enrollment Guide for step-by-step directions.

Here is a Checklist for you to use to make sure you have completed all the Steps to Enroll.

Please follow the directions below and contact, if needed.

Step one: apply

Complete two online applications at CCCApply.

You will complete two applications to DVC. One for a spring start term where you will note that you are currently in high school. This will allow you to take our Counseling 095 (or 096 for athletes) class, and not be charged for tuition (details are outlined in step four).

The second application is for summer (this will set you up for fall, and you are not required to take summer classes, unless you choose to do so). For this application you will note that you are a first time college student and a recent high school graduate. Please see the Enrollment Guide and/or the video for details.

Within 24 business hours, you will be emailed your new DVC student ID number, registration date, important student account information, and a link to the online orientation. This information will be sent to the email address you provided on your application.

Learn about getting free tuition for your first year as a new college student.

Apply for financial aid

Students should also begin the financial aid process along with their DVC application, since this process can take some time to complete.

If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for aid such as grants, work-study, or loans.

If you are an undocumented student, who qualifies for AB-540 status, you should complete the California Dream Act Application to see if you are eligible for grants.

For more information about the financial aid process, tune into Financial Aid TV.

Step two: online orientation

After you receive your student ID number, you should complete the online orientation (también está disponible en español.) The orientation will provide you with important information about student services, the online student portal, programs, procedures and policies.

Step three: assessment/placement process

Once you have completed the online orientation, it is time to get your English or English as a Second Language (ESL), and math placements. Use our online placement process to determine the correct courses for you. Visit and select the appropriate tab depending on when and where you graduated from high school.

Step four: complete COUNS-095

Register for and complete our Counseling class – COUNS-095 - Education Planning (or COUNS-096 for student athletes).

Please complete the Special Admission Recommendation form. Because of the school closures you do not need to get your high school Principal’s signature. All other information is required. We suggest that you list three possible COUNS-095(096) sections, as your first choice might be filled.

To choose a section go to Search Schedule, select the term 2020SP(ring) and select the appropriate Course from the drop down (COUNS-095, or if you are a student athlete COUNS-096). Write the four digit Section # on the Special Admission Recommendation form.

Scan (or take a clear photo) of the form and e-mail it to from your InSite student e-mail account. You will get a reply for Admissions and Records letting you know which section you are registered for. You can check your schedule at any time by logging into InSite and select the My Schedule tile. The fees for this class are $7.30 for California residents (and those charged California resident fees).

How to Scan from an Android and iPhone

You will need Internet access for this class, and it will take place online via Canvas (our Learning Management System). You will access Canvas via our InSite portal by selecting the Canvas tile.

For more information on the class please visit our Counseling 095 page.

Step five: register for classes

View your registration dates on InSite. Once it is your registration date and time you can register for your classes by selecting the Registration tile on InSite, and then Register from your Ed Plan. Many classes fill up quickly so register on your registration date!

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