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Diablo Valley College (DVC)  is the closest community college for students in SRVUSD. DVC offers courses that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or career training programs.
How to Register
Graduating seniors must complete TWO applications in Spring 2023
1.  As a First-Time College Student for Summer 2023. You need to set up an account, and apply for Counseling 095 in summer in order to get priority registration for Fall 2023.
2. As a first-time college student for Fall 2023. This will let you sign up for the actual courses you need in the fall after completing the Counseling 095 course that you completed.
For a video with full and detailed instructions on how to register for DVC, click here
You should consider registering for DVC in the spring even if you are planning to attend a four year university.  If you decidenot to attend DVC, you just drop all of your courses! 
First Time + Full Time = FREE Tuition 
A student can save money by beginning at a community college and then transferring to a four year college to complete a degree. 
Contra Costa Community College District offers The "First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition" (FT3) program offers free tuition for all eligible students. Students who qualify may receive free tuition for their first two academic years of college (fall and spring terms only).
Here's how it works:
  • Be a first-time college student (even if you took a college class in high school, you are still considered "first time" if you just graduated from high school)
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units
  • Be a California resident or otherwise exempt from paying non-resident tuition fees (e.g. AB540)
  • Complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application
  • To maintain eligibility for future terms, students must complete a minimum of 12 units per term with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Your award will be applied to your account after the end of each academic term (fall and spring terms only) and your tuition fees will be reimbursed.
Once you have successfully completed your first term as an FT3 student, you will be automatically enrolled  for following term. As long as you meet the above requirements each term, you will remain an FT3 student and receive free tuition through the end of your second academic year.
First Year Experience at DVC
DVC offers a First Year Experience Program (FYE) for first-time college students. The program consists of 5 learning communities.
Benefits include:
  • guaranteed spots in all FYE classes 
  • access to campus resources and support services
  • exploration of major and career pathways
  • assistance setting goals and create and educational plan
See the DVC - First Time Experience page for more information on the program and how to apply. 
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