Steps to Enroll for International Students

Before you start the CCC Apply application, decide which option below sounds most like you right now. This will help you choose your major. It's okay if you don't know and you can always change your mind later.

I know exactly what I want to study or the career I want to pursue.

Have a specific program of study in mind. Have a target transfer institution.

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Then select your specific major.
    • The program codes are the specific subject area followed by the type of Degree or Certificate.   For example, DVC Biology for Transfer (AST) is an Associate of Science degree for Transfer.

      Here is each type of Degree or Certificate that DVC offers:
      • AST = Associate of Science degree for Transfer
      • AS = Associate of Science degree
      • AAT = Associate of Art degree for Transfer
      • AA = Associate of Art degree
      • CC = Certificate of Completion
      • CA = Certificate of Achievement
I have a specific career area identified.

Learning how specific programs of study relate to career goals

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Select the Major Category you want to focus on and then select “Undecided” within that Major Category
I have a general idea of the major or career I want and I’m still exploring.

Curious about a Major Category, but not ready to pick a program or don’t see exactly what you are looking for?

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Select the Major Category you want to focus on and then select “Undecided” within that Major Category

I'm learning about my skills and interests as well as the many major and career options available to me.

Select the Major Category of Undecided and then select either the CSU General Education Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Ed Transfer Curriculum option.


If you are planning to get an F-1 visa or are currently studying in the US in F-1 status and would like to transfer to DVC, follow these steps:

Step one: apply

Create a CCCApply account and complete the DVC International Student Application: Application Creating a CCCApply account and completing the Diablo Valley College international student application will take about 30 minutes. After you create and account, you will be automatically directed to complete the DVC International Student Application. Please use these directions to guide you: Step by Step Guide

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email IMMEDIATELY after submitting your application. This email asks you to confirm your email address. You MUST click this email to have your application sent to DVC.

Step two: pay the $50 application fee 

After you complete the online application, you will receive an email with instructions for how to pay your application fee. Your application will not be processed until the application fee is paid. After completing your application, your DVC login credentials will be emailed to you.

Step three: send additional documentation

Email the following required documents to Intlapp@dvc.edu:

All students

Students under 18

All students documents, plus:

Transfer students

All students documents plus:

  • Copy of I-20
  • Copy of I-94
  • F1 student visa

Students with agents

All students documents plus: