College and Career       
Taking Summer Courses at DVC or other Jr. College?       
Planning to take a class this summer at Diablo Valley College or  Los Medanos?
Pick up a Concurrent Enrollment form up at the Student Services center. 
NCAA - Want to be a College Athlete?       
Planning to Play in College?
May 28, 7pm, Lecture Hall
Meet Jack Renkins, nationally known speaker, former college coach and recruiting expert.  Get answers in a straightforward, no nonsense, presentation.  Don't depend on rumors to make your decision...Jack gives attendees the truth about recruiting.
This is a "can't miss" event for athletes and their families!
Go to the Eligibility Center on the NCAA to register when you are a high school sophomore.
Click the link to enter as an “NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete”.
Registration fee is $70 to enroll online.  More information under "Resources - US Students" tabs.


Great article on colleges that are meeting full financial aid needs for students with scholarships, low interest loans and grants.
for Admitting substantial numbers of Students 
This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.
Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter! 


Small and Caring Colleges       


Cal Lutheran

Azuza Pacific

Holy Names
Mt. St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s
Notre Dame de Namur
University of the Pacific
Redlands University
Univ. of San Francisco (USF)
Whittier College
Eugene Lang

Northern Arizona


Manhattan College
Marymount Manhattan
Hofstra University
Seattle University
See “Colleges that Change Lives” 



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If you need a time outside of these hours, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

College & Career Advisors

Office Hours

Linda Clark -

Mon. – Fri.,  8:00am to 3:30pm

Dean Partlow -

Mon. – Fri.,  8:00am to 3:30pm

DVC this Fall?
Information for current Seniors
 SENIORS - Stop by the College & Career Center and pick up an Information Packet today! You MUST complete the online application, orientation, and assessment tests before you can enroll in Fall 2014 DVC classes. 
Counseling 095 course at DVC must be completed before you can enroll in Fall 2014 classes. If you do not follow all of the Information packet steps, you may not get classes you need this Fall.

Looking for a Graduation Gift?
Give a gift that your student can use!!
A Money-Management Guide for Students,   Financial Basics
by Susan Knox  $16.64 on Amazon
Send Money!  A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on their Own
by Dara Duguay   Available on Amazon

 Women's Self Defense - It is Important 
Take a Self Defense class offered by a NHS parent - improve your confidence by understanding the basics of self-defense training. See flier on how to register.
Upcoming classes on May 30th and June 6th

How much does a college loan really cost?
I'll must take out a loan!  Before anyone makes a financial committment with the ramifications of a long-term loan, it is important to stop! and consider every aspect of the committment.  Check out this loan worksheet

College Options Night--Ygnacio Valley Multi-Use Room
Wednesday, June 4   6:30-8:30pm
Meet representaties from:
CSU East Bay            UC Berkeley
             Community College                       St. Mary's College, Moraga
University of Nevada, Reno (WUE school)


 Plan Ahead! 

 Plan and take time to do some investigation before, during and after your visit.
Need help keeping all your college facts and observations?
Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to understanding the college application process.

Have some spare time during the summer? Volunteer and find your passion! Work with animals, garden and enjoy the dirt, play music for senior citizens... so many different opportunites are out there! 
Here are just a few options: 
Community Service Work Party - Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden 
Help create and maintain a beautiful, water-conserving garden that demonstrates healthy garden practices using water recycling, mulch, drought-tolerant and native plantings, and no pesticides. 
May 18, 30, and June 8th (volunteer for 2 hours bet. 2-6pm, register HERE to secure a spot!)
Contra Costa Childcare Center - Concord
1+ day per month for a ½ hour session during business hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday with a 3 month minimum commitment.  Play musical instruments and help 3-6 year olds hear and understand musical instruments. More info - sign up HERE 
See our NHS Volunteer Listing for more ideas and contact an organization today! 


Took AP tests? Now what?       

Get your AP scores ONLINE in July 

Go to www.apscore.organd have your College Board username and password. Enter your AP number (or student number if you provide it on your AP answer sheet). 

Check after exams for the exact date your scores will be available. Look for a reminder in July at the email address you put on your AP answer sheet.  

Your exam scores will NOT be sent in the mail! 


Family Connection (Naviance)       
Naviance/Family Connection provides each student with an online locker that is just for them.
Login and you can:
  • Research colleges
  • Career Search
  • Create a 4-year course plan
  • Build your resume
  • Create you college list
  • Find scholarships 
To access your online Naviance locker:

Your Username : First 2 letters of your FIRST name, then the first 2 letters of your LAST name, and then the last 3 digits of your Student ID number. CAPITALIZE the first letter of the first name and the first letter of your last name. (Example:  FnLn123)

Your Password: The student's entire 7 digit student ID number (example: 1234567)
Trouble logging in?  Come to the College & CareerCenter!


See list HERE for June 2014-15 testing dates
(SAT 2015 dates are proposed and NOT final)
To register for a test:
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS (rev. 4/8/14)       
Updated Scholarship List HERE 
List also posted outside of the College and Career Center.  
Need a JOB this summer?       

Here is a list of places to start your job search:

Employment Agencies  Grocery Stores
Movie Theatres        Online job sites
EASTBAY Works       Community Colleges 
Coffee Shops          Golf Courses/Clubs 
Friends/Relatives     Home Improvement Stores
Daycares                     Amusement parks
NHS Job Board (outside College & Career Center office door)
LD - School Sampling       
LD School Sampling
University of Arizona – SALT program
Arizona St. University
Adelphi (NY)
Regis (CO)
American University (DC)
Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)
Hofstra (NY)
Marist (NY)
Eugene Lang (NY)
Marymount Manhattan (NY)
McDaniel (MD)
Curry College (MA)
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