Prepare for your future today!
June 19 - July 27, 2016, 9:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. (classes meet Monday-Thursday only)
Deadline to submit the Summer Institute packet: Friday, May 26, 2017, 1 p.m.
The Summer Institute is a six-week college readiness program designed to better prepare recent high school graduates and students entering their senior year for the transition from high school to college. Courses strengthening basic college English and math skills are offered in a fun and supportive learning environment. An Orientation to College course is also offered to help students create a concrete plan for reaching their educational goals in college and give them the tools and information to succeed as college students. The program is taught as a Learning Community, which means that a group of students enrolls in all three courses together making it easier to develop a sense of community and connection to the college.
We are extremely proud to report an article about the Summer Institute art-English project was published in Affinity Online, the magazine for California Community Colleges. Selected out of hundreds of potential stories throughout the state, we applaud the outstanding and innovative work of our students, staff, and instructors.
We look forward to seeing you at DVC this summer!
What did you like about the Summer Institute program?
"I loved the Summer Institute. I think it's one of the greatest ideas ever. It's a bit like sticking your feet in the water before you jump in. It's nice to see what you're up against." - Stephanie, SI '09
"I liked how our communities worked with one another and all the help and dedication from the people in charge. I would recommend this program to anyone who needs help in school." - Vanessa, SI '08
"I am proud to have made it this far, and to have gotten the experience to in a sense grow in knowledge and in life skills. I feel confident in my work ethic and the way I can motivate myself. I'm happy that I have had the chance to meet the staff and learn the layout of the school along with meeting my fellow students." - Karl, SI '11
Do you feel you benefited from attending the Summer Institute?
"I feel more self aware of what I will need to do in college as well as what I can do. I am more aware of what resources are available and what my game plan for college is." - Tyler, SI '08
"I have learned how to find the help when I need it, what are the classes I need to
do to get in another college, and where I need to go if I need some quiet time for
reading, and preparing for a test."
- Anthony, SI '10
Low-income and educationally disadvantaged students are encouraged to enroll. We welcome all interested students including those who have earned a General Education Diploma (GED) or have not graduated from high school.
Summer Institute 2017 students will attend the following classes Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.:
CAREER 130 - Career and Major Exploration (CSU transferable unit)
1.0 college unit
MATH-077 - Summer Bridge to College Math
1.0 college unit
ENGL-116 College Reading Development (3.0 college unit) or ENGL-90 Intro to College Writing (2.5 College Unit)
Total Units = 5.0 or 4.5
A complete listing of 2017 Summer Institute courses will be available online shortly in the 2017 DVC Summer Course Schedule.
The Summer Institute requires a "petition to add" in order to enroll. The Summer Institute coordinator will assist you with your registration process once you have completed a Summer Institute orientation.
Summer Institute participants must meet the following criteria:
The Summer Institute coordinator can assist you with any step and answer any questions you have about the application process. To ensure adequate time for processing and registration, all Summer Institute related materials must be postmarked or delivered to the EOPS office by the posted deadline (Friday, May 26, 1 p.m.). Forms received later than the deadline will only be considered on a space available basis. Click on the following links for a checklist of steps to enroll in the Summer Institute for High School Graduates (graduating by June 2017) or Continuing High School Students (graduating after June 2017).
Please send all completed materials to the EOPS/CARE Office address below care of the Summer Institute coordinator. The coordinator will ensure your forms are processed in a timely fashion.
*subject to change per state legislation
**subject to increase by the college
Use the following link for a detailed breakdown of the 2015 Summer Institute cost of attendance: SI 2017 Breakdown of Costs.
Note: Summer Institute participants who are high school graduates may have their fees waived if they are eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW). Summer Institute 2017 participants should apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver. Additionally, high school students who are concurrently enrolled will have their unit fees waived with the completion of a Special Admissions Recommendation Form.
Please call 925-969-2129 or 925-969-2117 for more information.
Send completed forms to the following address:
c/o Summer Institute Coordinator
Student Services Center, Room 127
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523