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Community College

At Clayton Valley Charter High School, many students opt to enroll at a local community college either for enrichment purposes or to further pursue their postsecondary plans. Please click on the appropriate tab for additional information regarding community college enrollment processes. 

If you are planning to attend DVC, you will need to follow the steps below in order to enroll.

 
1. Complete your online application for Summer 2021.
 

Summer 2021 Application

o  You will note that you are a first time college student / recent high school graduate.

o  This application is required and will set you up for fall. (You are not required to take summer classes, unless you chose to do so.)

 

    Apply for financial aid. Students should also begin the financial aid process along with their DVC application, since this process can take some time to complete.

 

2. After you apply, you will receive your student ID number via email within 24 hours. Then, you are ready to complete your online orientation.

 

3. Once you have completed your online orientation, you will complete the online placement process to determine the correct English and Math courses for you.

 

4. Sign up to attend a COUNS 095 class (COUNS 096 for athletes). This class is taught by an academic counselor, who will help you plan out your first two semesters at DVC (i.e., your educational plan). The COUNS 095/096 class is taught online via Canvas.

* To sign up for the COUNS 095 class, you will need to submit a special admission recommendation form online. When prompted, enter in your CVCHS counselor’s contact information so that they can sign the form for you.

 

5. Register for classes. You should browse and select your classes ahead of time so that you are ready to register on your assigned registration date (viewable in InSite). Classes can fill up quickly so make sure to have some alternative choices ready.

 

(Note: These steps are outlined in more detail on DVC’s website for graduating seniors.

DVC also has an online How To Library filled with step-by-step directions and tutorial videos.)

Clayton Valley students may wish to take classes at their local community college for enrichment purposes, or in the event that they cannot fit all subjects into their schedule. This is termed concurrent enrollment.

 

How Community College Credits Are Applied:  

  • Classes of 2022 and 2023 - Students may take community college courses with administrative approval if classes are NOT available at CVCHS. College units will be converted to high school credit as follows: 2 units = 5 credits, 3+ units = 10 credits. It is the student’s responsibility to provide a copy of the college transcript to the CVCHS Registrar.
  • Starting with the graduating class of 2024, CVCHS will no longer accept community college credits to meet high school graduation requirements. Students may still take courses at the community college for enrichment, but those credits will not be entered on CVCHS transcripts. The exception to this is taking a world language not offered at Clayton Valley, which will be accepted to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, this exception of taking a world language course at a community college must be completed prior to the spring semester of the student’s senior year.

 

For concurrent high school students, DVC typically begins their enrollment process in late May. However, concurrent high school students are encouraged to begin the process ahead of time so that they are ready to register on their assigned registration date.

 

1. Complete an online application. After you apply, you will receive your student ID number via email within 24 hours.

 

2. Pick your class(es) using the online searchable schedule, which is typically posted midyear through the current semester (example: mid-March for summer term). It is very important for you to review your selected classes with your counselor to ensure your selections are in alignment with your goals and that your choices meet UC/CSU A-G requirements. Classes can fill up quickly so make sure to have some alternative choices ready. (DVC homepage > Schedules and Catalogues, left hand side)

 

3. Once you have picked your class(es), you will need to submit a special admission recommendation form When prompted, enter in your CVCHS counselor’s contact information so that they can sign the form for you.

 

 (Note: These steps are outlined in more detail on DVC’s website for high school students.

DVC also has an online How To Library filled with step-by-step directions and tutorial videos.)

 

Los Medanos College (LMC) and other community college have their own steps for enrollment. Most will be similar to DVC’s but students should check their websites for detailed information.  

 

Berkeley City College (Berkeley)

Contra Costa College (San Pablo)

Laney College (Oakland)

Los Medanos College (LMC) (Pittsburg)

Merritt Community College (Oakland)