Lifelong learner

Follow these steps if you are taking classes for enjoyment or skill improvement and are not planning on completing a degree or transferring. 

Step one: apply

Complete an online application at CCCApply.

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.

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. You can access the FAFSA at this web page: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

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. You can access the California Dream Act application at this webpage: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

For more information about the financial aid process, tune into Financial Aid TV at this webpage: https://dvc.financialaidtv.com

If you complete online orientation, assessment, and academic advising, you will be given an earlier registration date and have a better chance of getting into your preferred classes. This is called priority registration.

Step two: online orientation

After you receive your student ID number, you should complete the online orientation (también estara 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 and math placements. If you are a graduating high school senior, or you graduated from a regionally accredited high school in the United States within the past ten years, you can use our Multiple Measures online tool for placement. If not, you can schedule an appointment online at our Assessment Center. Please note that some students may not be required to assess/place, please review our do I need to take an assessment page for more information.

Step four: submit official transcripts

You will need to submit official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office for each college or university you previously attended so they can be added to your student file.

If you would like to use a completed class to fulfill a prerequisite, you will must submit the prerequisite form with official or unofficial transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office. It must be submitted at least three business days before your registration date to avoid registration delays. Transcripts must be attached even if you have already submitted your official transcripts.

Step five: register for classes
  • Within 24 business hours of completing the application, you will receive a registration date in your InSite email. If you complete the requirements for priority registration, you will receive an improved registration date in your InSite portal.
  • You may register for classes through InSite or go to the Enrollment Lab for help from a staff member.

Please note that some classes require a prerequisite. These can be found in the class schedule.


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