We’re so happy you’re here! Follow our steps to enroll for new students who've never taken college classes before. 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.
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. It’s free to apply, there are no required tests, and our acceptance rate for completed applications is 100%!
Learn how to apply for financial aid and explore other ways to save as a college student. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are undocumented and qualify for AB-540 status should fill out the California Dream Act Application. We recommend applying early, since the review process can take time!
Want to sign up for classes faster? Complete your online orientation, placement process, and education plan to get an early registration date!
Learn about DVC's programs and policies, support services, and success tips in our self-paced, online orientation!
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!
Get help creating a plan to achieve your career goals and map out your first two semesters at DVC! Register for COUNS 095: Education Planning (COUNS 096 for athletes) in InSite.
Don't go it alone! If you'd like to work with other students and friendly faculty who share your interests, then check out DVC's Learning Communities.
In a learning community, you take a set of classes (two or more) together, which gives you a great opportunity to make friends. Even better, these shared classes are specifically designed to help you do your best as a college student. Classes in a learning community are linked by common themes or student interest.