Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student for the Spring 2014 semester are being accepted through Friday, January 23, 2014. The office will stop accepting applications at 1pm on Friday.

Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a California resident Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth) Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: http://www.dvc.edu/eops

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Quick reminder about a very important semester deadline…

If you need to drop a full-term Fall 2013 DVC class. This Friday, November 22nd, is the last day to be able to withdraw with a “W” on your transcript.

If you’re thinking about a particular class and need advice about whether to stay in it or drop it, don’t forget your DVC counselors are an excellent resource. Drop-in visits with counselors are available this week. Visit the Counseling Center to check the schedule.

spring-think-assetDid you know the time to prepare for spring semester is NOW?

With the holidays right around the corner, spring semester can sometimes really take students by surprise. Don’t let that happen to you!

The DVC Spring 2014 schedule is online, along with other helpful information about preparing for spring semester.

To access the schedule and see important dates and deadlines for the spring semester, visit: www.dvc.edu/think.

Have questions about how to register or about DVC in general? Get in touch with the START coordinators at DVC by contacting the EOPS Office at DVC.

Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student are now available in the EOPS Office. Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes
Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments
Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks
Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects
and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a California resident
Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth)
Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units
Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The program will be accepting applications until Friday, August 30th at 1pm. To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: http://www.dvc.edu/eops

The deadline for applying for the Diablo Valley College Foster Youth Transition Scholarship has been extended until Tuesday, September 4, 2012. If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to apply.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a newly entering former foster youth within two years of completing high school
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (exceptions can be made for students in the DSS program)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed the matriculation process

To apply, please click on the application link. Please read the instructions carefully as there are numerous pieces of information required: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application

Welcome back!

August 20, 2012

Today marks the first day of our first full week of Fall 2012. It’s time to check in about all of those helpful services you can access on campus:

Have you . . .

  • Completed the Financial Aid process? Visit www.dvc.edu/financialaid for more information
  • Checked on your EOPS status or applied for EOPS as a new EOPS student? EOPS will be accepting the first 200 eligible applicants or until August 30th, whichever comes first. Visit www.dvc.edu/eops for more information.
  • Looked into tutoring? Some labs (e.g., English lab) allow students to set up tutoring appointments during the semester. See all of the tutoring options at www.dvc.edu/tutoring
  • Started getting your DVC scholarship application together? DVC Scholarship season starts early this year (September 1st)! For more information, visit www.dvc.edu/scholarships
  • Visited the Transfer Center (www.dvc.edu/transfer) to check out important dates and deadlines.
  • Applied for Disability Support Services (www.dvc.edu/dss) if you have a documented disability

Of course, there’s a lot more services available on campus. To access any of the above, or to seek additional services, check the DVC website or contact your START coordinators today.

A new scholarship has been created for incoming Diablo Valley College freshmen who formerly in the foster care system. The scholarship is awarded in $1,000 installments, once per semester for four semester. Click on the following link to access the scholarship application: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching: Thursday, 8/30/12. For more information or to pick up a hard copy of the application, contact either of your START coordinators (lkong@dvc.edu (Lindsay) or rrose@dvc.edu (Rudolf)). For more information, you may also contact Leslie Mills, DVC Scholarship Coordinator (lmills@dvc.edu).

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to help fund your college education.

The EOPS Summer Institute is a summer bridge college readiness program designed to prepare graduating high school seniors and current juniors for the transition from high school to college. The program is a six-week academic college readiness that helps prepare students for life as a college student. Through academic preparatory classes and an extended Orientation to College class, SI grads complete the program ready to be successful college students. The program combines academic advancement, with community building and fun activities (e.g., free field trip to UC Berkeley and free community pizza lunches) to help students build friendships and get ready for life as a college student.

If you are looking for a way to bridge the gap between high school and college, the Summer Institute may be the perfect opportunity for you. To enroll in the program, visit the EOPS Summer Institute link below:

EOPS Summer Institute

June 18 – July 26, 2012
Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 1:50pm

 

Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student are now available in the EOPS Office. Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

  • Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes
  • Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments
  • Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks
  • Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects
  • and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a California resident
  • Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth)
  • Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units
  • Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The program will be accepting applications beginning Monday, July 2nd, but only the first 200 eligible students will be accepted. To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: www.dvc.edu/eops

With a course catalog over 300 pages, new degrees and certificates being offered every year, and more competition to get into classes, no wonder finding the right classes to take each semester can be challenging.

If you are current or former foster youth attending DVC, or looking to enroll at the college, and would like some help planning your classes for the summer and fall semester, your START coordinators are available to assist. Contact START today to set up an appointment to discuss your educational and career goals and make sure you are picking the right classes to prepare for your future.