Welcome International Students

Important Message

Fall 2022 online course restriction update from U.S. Immigration: 
All F-1 international students must be enrolled in at least one fully in-person or in-person/partially online course as part of their 12-unit minimum, full-time course load in order to enter and stay in the U.S. This is required by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) based on a recent update to regulations as of June 1, 2022. Please see the recent announcement on the ISO Canvas page for more details. You must have a fall 2022 class schedule that includes a fully in-person or in-person/partially online class as part of your 12-unit minimum full-time course load in accordance with these regulations. 


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

  • Reduced Course Load Drop-in Appointments: You may be eligible for a reduced course load authorization (below units) if you plan to drop below 12 units during either your first semester in the U.S. or final semester in completing your program of study. ISO offers quick, 5-minute drop-in advising sessions for students who meet this eligibility criteria and are seeking authorization to drop below 12 units. This session will be in-person in the ISO office. Wednesday: 10:00 am-11:00 am. If you are not available at this time, please book an appointment.  

Need to request a document?

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
August 15, 2022-August 26, 2022 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm Remote service 
August 29, 2022- December 9, 2022 9 am - 4 pm 9 am -4 pm 9 am- 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm Remote service
Remote services 
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 15, 2022- December 9, 2022 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm  9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am- 3 pm

Our office will be closed:

  • September 5, 2022 (Closed)
  • September 23, 2022 (Closed)
  • November 11, 2022 (Closed)
  • November 24, 2022 (Closed)
  • November 25, 2022 (Closed)
  • December 21, 2022- January 2, 2023 (Closed)