Steps to Enroll for Returning Students

Welcome back! We’re so happy you’re here! Follow our steps to enroll for returning students. If it has been more than a year since you attended classes at DVC, CCC, or LMC, we'll help you re-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 reapply, 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

If it has been more than a year since attending DVC, CCC, or LMC, you'll need to resubmit an application 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 financial aid

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!

Apply for Financial Aid

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!

Step 4: Complete your online orientation

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

Complete Your Orientation

Step 5: 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 6: Complete your education plan

Get help creating a plan to achieve your career goals in COUNS 095: Education Planning (COUNS 096 for athletes). If you've already taken this course, meet with a counselor to make sure your plan reflects your current goals. If you don't plan to transfer, you have the option to complete your own education plan on InSite.

Complete Your Education Plan

Get your class schedule

Step 7: 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