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.
Have a specific program of study in mind. Have a target transfer institution.
Learning how specific programs of study relate to career goals
Curious about a Major Category, but not ready to pick a program or don’t see exactly what you are looking for?
Select the Major Category you want to focus on and then select “Undecided” within that Major Category
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 have never taken a college class before and you are not currently in high school, click on these steps below:
Complete an online application at CCCApply.
After submitting your application via CCCApply, a verification email will be sent
to the email account you enter on your application. Follow the instructions in that
email so that your application can be processed. If you do not receive the verification
email, check your spam/junk folder.
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.
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.
For more information about the financial aid process, tune into Financial Aid TV.
Learn about getting free tuition for your first year as a new college student.
After you receive your student ID number, you should complete the online orientation (también está disponible en español.) The orientation will provide you with important information about student services,
the online student portal, programs, procedures and policies.
Please note: Access to the online orientation is provided to students that did not complete the online orientation previously and are not currently enrolled in high school. If you encounter access issues please contact the Assessment Center via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat from www.dvc.edu/assessment. Please include your name, student ID, and a description of the problem or error message.
Once you have completed the online orientation, it is time to get your English or English as a Second Language (ESL) and math placements. There are no longer standardized tests. Please complete our online placement process by visiting the Assessment Center website and select the information regarding your high school status. There are videos posted that will walk you through the process.
As a new student, you will initially receive academic advising by taking a COUNS 095 (COUNS 096 for athletes) class which is taught by an academic counselor. By the end of this class, you will have your first 2-semesters of courses planned. It is highly advisable that you meet with a counselor during fall semester (and every semester after) to complete your educational plan.
COUNS 095/096 is taught online via Canvas (our Learning Management System). You will access Canvas via your InSite portal account by selecting the Canvas tile.If you need help registering for Couns 095/096, view step-by-step directions on How to register for classes online.
Please note that some classes require a prerequisite. These can be found in the class schedule.