Steps to Enroll for Students Transferring from Another College

Follow these steps if you have completed courses at another college, but have never attended Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, or Contra Costa College.

Step one: apply

Complete an online application at CCCApply.

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. You can access the FAFSA at this web page: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

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. You can access the California Dream Act application at this webpage: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

For more information about the financial aid process, tune into Financial Aid TV at this webpage: https://dvc.financialaidtv.com

If you complete online orientation, assessment, and academic advising, you will be given an earlier registration date and have a better chance of getting into your preferred classes. This is called priority registration.

Step two: online orientation

After you receive your student ID number, you should complete the online orientation (también estara disponible en español.) The orientation will provide you with important information about student services, the online student portal, programs, procedures and policies.

Step three: assessment

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 our do I need to take an assessment page for more information.

Step four: submit official transcripts

You will need to submit official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office for each college or university you previously attended so they can be added to your student file.

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. You also have the option to complete your education plan without a counselor by using the student planning tool on InSite.

Step five: 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. You also have the option to complete your education plan without a counselor by using the student planning tool on InSite.

Step six: register for classes
  • Within 24 business hours of completing the application, you will receive a registration date in your InSite email. If you complete the requirements for priority registration, you will receive an improved registration date in your InSite portal.
  • You may register for classes through InSite or go to the Enrollment Lab for help from a staff member.

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


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