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.
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.
Submit your application to become a student at Diablo Valley College through CCC Apply's application for international students. This application will take about 30 minutes.
Within 24-48 hours of completing your application, you will receive a welcome email with your InSite username and password. Log into InSite and click the "Payment" tile to pay the $50 processing fee (application fee will no longer be charged beginning with applications for Summer 2024).
To finish processing your application, you'll need to submit required documents for international students. Learn more about what documents you'll need and where to submit them.
Want to sign up for classes faster? Complete your online orientation, placement process, and education plan to get an early registration date!
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.
Get help creating a plan to achieve your career goals and map out your first two semesters at DVC! Watch a video tutorial here.
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!
Learn more about DVC's International Student Office and support services. We've got a great team to help welcome you to campus and answer frequently asked questions!