Welcome International Students

Important Message

Fall 2023 online course restriction update from U.S. Immigration:

On May 11, 2023, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) terminated its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance to coincide with the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency and Public Health Emergency. Beginning Fall 2023, all Active F-1 international students must be enrolled in at least nine (9) fully in-person or in-person/partially online courses (hybrid) as part of their 12-unit minimum, full-time course load in order to enter and stay in the U.S. This is the same rule that was in effect prior to March 2020, when guidance changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.


The International Student Office is available to assist you:

Need to speak with an advisor?

  • Advising appointments: Schedule a 15 minute Zoom advising appointments online. Advising appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays. 

  • Drop-in Sessions: In-person 5-minute drop-in sessions with an ISO Advisor are available Wednesdays between 10am-12pm. No appointment is necessary. 

Need to submit a request?

Have general questions?

International Student Office (ISO) offers the following services:

  • F-1 international student admission
  • I-20 issuance
  • Immigration status
  • Visa information
  • Travel procedures
  • Employment procedures
  • Mandatory health insurance

New students

Current students

Contact the International Student Office (ISO)

Office Location SSC 264 (Pleasant Hill campus map)
Email iso@dvc.edu
Telephone 925-969-2196
Fax 925-691-9503

Office Hours: 

In-person services
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
May 22, 2023-August 4, 2023

9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 5pm

9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 5pm

10 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 5pm

9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 5pm


Our office will be closed:
  • May 29, 2023
  • June 19, 2023
  • July 19, 2023
  • July 4, 2023