We’re so happy you’re here! If you're planning to get an F-1 visa or are currently
studying in the US in F-1 status and would like to transfer to Diablo Valley College,
follow our steps to enroll below. If you have questions, please contact one of DVC’s
official representatives in your home country/region or reach out to DVC's International Student Office.
Find your program
Step 1: Choose an interest area and major
When you apply, you'll get to choose an interest area and select the degree or certificate
you want to complete at DVC. Not sure yet? No problem! Learn more about our five interest
areas and programs below.
In as little as five minutes, you can get help choosing the math and English or ESL
courses that are best for you. No exams necessary! As an international student, you'll
complete our Guided Self-Placement process.
Now that you have a plan, it’s time to put it into action! Register for your first-term
classes in InSite. For step-by-step instructions, visit our How To Center. Remember, international students must enroll in at least 12-units (9 of which must
be in-person or partially online). New international students are encouraged to register
for COUNS-140: Student Success for International Students during their first semester.
In order to report your arrival, you must update your local U.S. Address in your Insite account and attend the mandatory Check-in Day event, required by law and held at the beginning
of each term. Information regarding the mandatory check-in day will be sent to you
via email. Please ensure you have provided a correct and updated email address that
you check on a regular basis. We can't wait to see you there!