Counseling Center

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Advising and counseling


Welcome to the Counseling Center at Diablo Valley College.

Location: SSC Building (see the campus map)

Telephone: 925-685-1230 or 925-969-2140      Fax:  925-687-2097
Contact information: Dean, supervisor and department chairs

High School Resources

Meet with a Counselor: DVC counselors are available for appointments and "express counseling sessions". In the "express drop-in sessions" (15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.

Appointments: students may come in-person, use ESARS (schedule your counseling appointment online), or call our office 925-969-2140.


Counseling Center Spring 2015 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus

Monday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday  8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Pen and Pad

Scheduling an appointment

Appointments are:

  • opportunities to create an educational plan or a "road map" for your academic or career goal.
  • opportunities discuss with a counselor issues or concerns that you may have about a difficult class.
  • opportunities to check your status if you are pursuing an AA/AS degree, certificate or transferring to another college.
  • opportunities to request an evaluation of your transcripts from other colleges. 
    • If you have attended other colleges/universities, make sure that those official transcripts are on file at the DVC Admission and Records Office before your contact the Counseling Center.
  • opportunities to discuss with a counselor personal issues that are having an effect on your studies at DVC.
  • opportunities to discuss career pathways.


Counseling Workshops

Educational Planning Workshops for students enrolled in Spring 2015

Create a 2 semester education plan in this workshop.

  • Students must have only attended DVC, LMC and or CCC.
  • Students must have completed the online orientation and the Math & English Assessment prior to this workshop.


steps to enroll

Steps to Enroll for new/transfer/returning students

  • Transfer/returning students sign up for Assessment math, English, chemistry (if needed)
  • Transfer/returning students fill out prerequisite form and turn in transcripts the Admissions and Records Office (if needed)

Transfer/returning students meet with a counselor (drop-in sessions/30 minute counseling appointments). Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before scheduling an evaluation appointment.


Tools to help answer your questions

The Counseling Department has a list of frequently asked questions to help you get immediate help. In addition, we have a library of instructional videos for you to view.

FAQ page

Video Library page


Resources for students

The Counseling Department has a list of helpful resources including links to our Confidential Assistance Program and off campus mental health resources, Student Services on campus, and AB 540 information.

Resources page




E-Advisor and Skype Counseling

If you haven't found the answer to your question from our FAQ page, you can email us to have a question answered. The Counseling Department has also setup a Skype account to be able to answer questions online.


ESARS - schedule your counseling appointment online

About Us

About the DVC Counseling Department

We help student achieve their educational, career, and personal life goals.

Pleasant Hill Campus ~ Counseling Department

San Ramon Campus ~ Counseling Services



All contacts are confidential in compliance with Federal and State law. Confidentiality may not apply if a person presents an imminent danger to self or others or in the case of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse.