Steps to Enroll for Students Transferring from Another College

You should follow these steps if you have completed classes at another college or university, 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.

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 online orientation, it's time to take the assessment. You can schedule an appointment online at our Assessment Center

Please note that some students may not be required to take the assessment. 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.

If you would like to use a completed class to fulfill a prerequisite, you will must submit the prerequisite form with official or unofficial transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office. It must be submitted at least three business days before your registration date to avoid registration delays. Transcripts must be attached even if you have already submitted your official transcripts. 
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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