Counseling Center

Summer 2014 classes

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

Meet with a Counselor: DVC counselors are available for academic advising 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. 

Fall counseling appointments (academic advisement, career counseling and limited personal counseling) are for; 

  • college students who are enrolled in spring classes at DVC
  • dismissed students - returning to DVC
  • financial aid students who need a Maximum Time Frame appointment
  • new transfer students (please send your official college transcripts to the DVC Admissions and Records Office before requesting an appointment)
  • returning DVC students 
  • veterans and dependents


Appointments: students may schedule appointment in-person, through ESARS (schedule your counseling appointment online), or by calling our office 925-969-2140.

Fall Counseling Workshops   

Counseling Center FALL hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus as of August 4, 2014

Monday  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday  9 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

Culinary Student Educational Planning Workshops
Drop-in Labs for Educational Planning for all students
Educational Planning Workshops for all students
UC TAG Information Workshop for all students

Register for a Fall Counseling Workshop


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

Find us on Facebook


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 - online counseling appointment program



Steps to Enroll for new/transfer/returning students



  • Transfer/returning students fill out the Transfer Orientation form, send it to the Admissions and Records Office for SUMMER enrollment only.
  • 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. 

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.


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