Steps to Enroll for Military and Veteran Students

We’re so happy you’re here! Follow our steps to enroll for active military and veteran students. We'll help you apply, get help paying for college, get an early registration date, and get registered for classes. If you have any questions along the way, our Welcome Services team can help.

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.

Explore Interest Areas

Apply to DVC

Step 2: Submit your application

Submit your application to become a student at Diablo Valley College through CCC Apply. It’s free to apply, there are no required tests, and our acceptance rate for completed applications is 100%! 

Application Instructions    Apply Now

Get help paying for college

Step 3: Apply for VA benefits

Once you've been accepted, complete the student worksheet for VA education benefits and submit to Veterans Services.

Apply for Benefits

Get credit for previous coursework

Step 4: Submit your transcripts

If you’ve previously earned college credit, submit official transcripts from each college/university so they can be added to your DVC student file. Also, be sure to submit your Joint Service Transcript so you can get credit for your former military training.

Submit Your Transcripts

Get an earlier registration date

Want to sign up for classes faster? Complete your online orientation, placement process, and education plan to get an early registration date. Tip! Veterans who complete these next 3 steps get first priority out of our seven registration groups!

Step 5: Complete your online orientation

Learn about DVC's programs and policies, support services, and success tips in our self-paced, online orientation!

Complete Your Orientation

Step 6: Complete your math & English placements

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!

Complete Your Placements

Step 7: Complete your education plan

Get help creating a plan to achieve your career goals and map out your first two semesters at DVC! You can schedule an appointment with a dedicated veterans counselor by calling 925-969-2140.

Complete Your Education Plan

Get your class schedule

Step 8: Sign up for classes

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.

Register for Classes

Get & stay certified

Step 9: Request VA certification

Benefits do not automatically roll over to the next term, so be sure to complete a request for certification each semester. You’ll also need to notify Veterans Services within 30 days of any changes to your enrollment, including adding, dropping or withdrawing from a class, etc.

Additional Help for Veterans

Get help applying for your benefits and connect with DVC's student veterans community at our Student Veterans Resource Center.