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Important dates, deadlines, and information

February 27, 2013 

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Financial Aid
Degree and Certificate filing
Study Abroad
California State Regulation
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Important admission and registration dates
Now through 
March 29 
February 28
March 1
March 1


March 18-24
March 22
March 29



AA/AS degree or certificate filing period ongoing through March 29 (for spring 2013)
Last day to file for summer 2013 graduation with early registration option
Begin accepting applications for admission to summer and fall 2013
Graduation filing period for fall 2013 to be considered for the early registration option. File by April 15 
Spring recess - no Saturday or Sunday classes
College closed
Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
(for spring 2013)

Take a class this summer!

Summer 2013 schedule online March 25

We have 100 sections more than last summer, to give you more choices! That's 100 more reasons why enrolling this summer is a great idea! 


Fall 2013 schedule online April 1

Financial Aid deadlines approaching

2013-2014 Financial Aid Workshops

The priority filing deadline for FAFSA and Cal Grant is fast approaching. Note that the March 2 deadline has been extended to March 4 due to the weekend. If you need assistance visit the Welcome Center for the FAFSA Lab Workshop. Details below. 


FAFSA Lab Workshop

Friday, March 1, 10-1 p.m., High Tech Center (SSC)

Financial aid staff will be providing online assistance.


2013-2014 California Dream Act Application 

The California Dream Act Application must be completed by March 2.  Visit here for links and more information. If you need assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Office. 


Cal Grant GPA Verification Processing

If you are enrolled for the spring 2013 term and have completed at least 24 units GPA verifications will be sent electronically to the California Student Aid Commission by the Admissions and Records Office. Students who have academic transcripts on file from previously attended institutions must complete the paper GPA Verification Form and submit to the Admissions and Records Office for processing.  


2013-2014 FAFSA Application Completion

If you miss the priority deadline date for completing the FAFSA, you can still apply at  www.fafsa.gov through the last day of the 2013 spring semester.  Watch the DVC Financial Aid webpage for additional workshop dates and times if you need assistance with completing the FAFSA form. 


IT'S NOT TOO LATE to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA!

Eligible students may receive retroactive disbursements for the 2012 fall semester. Apply at www.fafsa.gov.


2012-2013 Dream Act Fee Waiver

It's not too late to complete the California Dream Act and Board of Governor's Fee Waiver for the 2012-2013 academic year for AB540 students who wish to have their eligibility determined for the fee waiver for the 2013 spring semester.  Visit www.cccapply.org for links to the applications. You may also print and submit a paper application


2012-2013 Student Loan Requests 

Student Loan Request forms must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by March 28 for processing for the 2012-2013 academic year.

San Ramon A.A./A.S. degree and certificate of achievement/accomplishment filing period

Now-March 29 (for spring 2013)


May 24, 2013, 7 p.m. - Graduation ceremony at Viking Stadium (weather permitting). The commencement ceremony and celebration are open to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2012, or spring 2013. Students who have applied for and who have met the requirements for a degree or certificate will be sent detailed information in early May about graduation.


Graduation Speaker application period closes April 5. Must be a 2012-13 graduate/candidate (summer 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013). Applications available online or in Vice President's of Student Services Office.


Early graduation for priority registration - In order to give students who are close to graduation an advantage in registering for the remaining classes needed in their last semester, students may apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an Early Application to Graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date. Students taking advantage of this opportunity will receive early registration (one time only) for the semester they intend to graduate. Click here for more information.


Application period for summer 2013 graduation: January 15 - February 28. Application period for fall 2013 graduation: March 1 - April 15.

Below are links to the appropriate applications.

AA/AS degree (pdf)

Certificate (pdf)

Early registration (pdf)

For more information (pdf)  

Graduation Speaker (pdf)   

Summer Job and Internship Fair!

Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria. 

Over 40 employers are registered and ready to hire you!

Attend this upcoming event to prepare for the job fair: Job Fair Basics: Setting yourself apart from the crowd, presented by an employer on Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Career, Employment and Transfer Center.

Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs at DVC

The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid Teacher Assistants (TA) and volunteer tutors for spring and summer 2013.


We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers at the secondary level. The Teacher Assistants (TA) will get paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle/high schools or at DVC.

The volunteer tutors will work at DVC helping middle and high school students with completing homework assignments, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

The Upward Bound Program seeks paid and volunteer tutors to work with high school students at local high schools (Tuesday - Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m.) and at DVC (Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) and in the summer (Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.

San Ramon Study in Guatemala this summer or London this fall 2013 
Apply now for the London Program for the fall 2013 semester: September 5 - December 6, 2013  
London, England Click here for a list of meeting dates where you learn more info.
Enjoy the combination of learning and culture of Antigua, Guatemala.

For more information visit the Study Abroad Office
in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 925-658-1230 ext. 2735.
non-repeatable courses
California state regulations have changed regarding the ability to repeat non-repeatable credit courses.

If you are thinking of dropping or withdrawing from a class that you have already unsuccessfully attempted in a prior semester, please  read this first!

4cd Alert
Campus Alert System
Your attention please... 

A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campuses the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. This will be a test of our Campus Alert System. There is nothing you need to do during a siren test. 

In the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation, the siren sound will continue for three minutes. Students and all campus personnel will be instructed to Shelter, Shut, and Listen.
For more details, please visit the Contra Costa Community College District website at  www.4cd.edu/alert.
Stay informed during an emergency! Sign up for emergency alerts
Got e-waste?

Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.
Drop off items Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) and in San Ramon (back parking lot). Visit noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items. 

The InquirerThe Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!
Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
Contra Costa Community College District Police Department Police Services silent witness tip line
Students, faculty and staff can call 925-685-1230, ext. 1999 to provide information without having to leave any personal information.

For more information in case of emergency:
Contra Costa Community College District Police Services

Police Services on the Pleasant Hill campus is located in the northwest corner of Lot 1. If you are having trouble locating us, please contact our office, at 925-685-1230, ext. 2338, 2339 or 925-686-5547 and we can have a police aide escort you there.

Police Services on the San Ramon campus is located in W-102. Please contact our office, at 925-866-1822, ext. 56212.

Safety reminder

If you are faced with a potentially violent or dangerous situation on campus ...


First move to a safe location and then immediately contact Campus Police at: ext. 2333 from a campus phone, or 925-680-7000 from your cell phone. (Calling 911 from a cell phone will result in an unnecessary delay.)

Our Campus Police are highly trained to deal with a wide variety of situations involving students and visitors on campus.
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Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. Complete mission statement