Steps to Enroll for Returning Students

*If you were a former F-1 international student and would like to return to DVC, email iso@dvc.edu to see if you are eligible for re-admission.

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.

I know exactly what I want to study or the career I want to pursue.

Have a specific program of study in mind. Have a target transfer institution.

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Then select your specific major.
    • The program codes are the specific subject area followed by the type of Degree or Certificate.   For example, DVC Biology for Transfer (AST) is an Associate of Science degree for Transfer.

      Here is each type of Degree or Certificate that DVC offers:
      • AST = Associate of Science degree for Transfer
      • AS = Associate of Science degree
      • AAT = Associate of Art degree for Transfer
      • AA = Associate of Art degree
      • CC = Certificate of Completion
      • CA = Certificate of Achievement
I have a specific career area identified.

Learning how specific programs of study relate to career goals

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Select the Major Category you want to focus on and then select “Undecided” within that Major Category
I have a general idea of the major or career I want and I’m still exploring.

Curious about a Major Category, but not ready to pick a program or don’t see exactly what you are looking for?

    • On the application select the Major Category you want:
      • Arts, Communication and Language
      • Information Technology, Business and Economics
      • Mathematics, Architecture, Construction and Engineering
      • Science and Health
      • Social Sciences
    • Select the Major Category you want to focus on and then select “Undecided” within that Major Category

I'm learning about my skills and interests as well as the many major and career options available to me.

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 previously completed courses at DVC, LMC or CCC, but have not taken a class for one year or more, you will need to begin at step one, and reapply for admission. You will keep the same student ID number and your transcripts will show all classes you've previously taken within the college district. 

Step one: apply

Submit a new online application at CCCApply. This will reactivate your account. After submitting your application via CCCApply, a verification email will be sent to the email account you enter on your application.

Within 24 business hours, you will be emailed your unchanged DVC student ID number, new 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.

Although not required for returning students, we highly recommend all students complete online orientation, assessment and academic advising.

If you are on probation level two, dismissal, or have completed more than 100 degree units, you may appeal your registration date. Please refer to the registration appointment appeal form to know when you can submit an appeal. Students will receive a response by email within three-five business days. Please check your InSite email daily.

Step two: online orientation

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.

Check out our How-To video for information about the Online Orientation:

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 do I need to take an assessment for more information.

Step four: academic advising

After completing the assessment, we highly recommend meeting with a counselor to complete an education plan. Counselors will be able to answer any questions you have about transferring and potential degree pathways. To account for coursework/credit completed at other institutions, you will need to have submitted your transcript(s) to request a "transcript evaluation" appointment. If you do not plan to transfer, you have the option to complete your education plan for DVC degrees and certificates without a counselor by using the student planning tool on InSite.

Step five: register for classes
  • Within 24 business hours of completing the application, you will receive a registration date in your InSite email.
  • Please see our How To library, which includes directions on registration. Check out the How to Search, Plan, and Register for Classes video for step-by-step directions. This will show you the steps to select your classes and be set up and ready for your assigned registration date. You can view your registration dates on InSite. Look for the Registration Dates tile.

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


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