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.

Get help paying for college

1. Apply for financial aid

Do this right away, because the review process can take time. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are undocumented, and qualify for AB-540 status, should fill out the California Dream Act Application.

Apply for Financial Aid

Get an earlier registration date

Completion of steps two through four (orientation, placement and educational planning) will qualify you for an earlier registration date. This means you'll have a better chance of getting the classes you want before they fill up.

2. Complete online orientation

This is where you’ll learn everything you need to know about being a student at DVC, including our policies and programs, student services and how to use our online student portal.

Complete Online Orientation

3. Complete your math & English placements

In as little as five minutes, you can get your English and math placements. No exam necessary!

Complete Placements

4. Complete your educational plan

During this course, you’ll learn how to develop a plan to achieve your career goals and map out your first two semesters at DVC. Register for COUNS 095: Education Planning (COUNS 096 for athletes) in InSite. Visit our How To Center for help.

Complete Your Educational Plan

Get your class schedule

5. Sign up for classes!

Now that you have a plan, it’s time to put it into action. Register for your first-semester classes in InSite. For step-by-step instructions, visit our How To Center.

Register for Classes

First Year Experience Program

Want to make the most of your first year at DVC? Check out the learning community that is just for you - our First Year Experience (FYE) program! Enroll and you’ll get:

  • Guaranteed spots in high demand classes - No competing for classes!
  • Specialized academic counseling and support from the FYE team.
  • Connection with a cohort of students with similar interests and goals.