Diablo Valley College (DVC) with campuses in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon 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 2022:
1. As a concurrent high school student AND
2. As a First-Time College Student for Summer 2022 (even if you don't plan to take a summer class). The Spring Semester application lets you complete the COUN 095 -an academic planning class needed in order to get priority registration to sign up for your classes in May --you REALLY want this!!
For a video with full and detailed instructions on how to register for DVC, click here
Even if you have applied to four-year universities and only consider DVC as a back up plan, register for DVC in the spring so that, if you decide to attend DVC, you will be ready for the fall. If you decided not to attend DVC, you only have to drop all of your registered 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 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)
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 to you.
Once you have successfully completed your first term as an FT3 student, we will automatically enroll you in the program again 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 of college (four consecutive terms for students who start in the fall term, and three consecutive terms for spring start students).
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: Allied Health, Business, Communication, Psychology, and STEM.
Some of the FYE program benefits are:
- guaranteed spots in all FYE classes once accepted into the program
- learn about campus resources and support services
- explore major and career pathways
- set goals and create and educational plan