Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome to Spring 2011 Semester

Hello, DVC International Students!

Happy New Year! I hope your spring semester is off to a good start. I know many of you, especially new students, are having a difficult time getting the classes that you'd like to take. The lack of enough sections to accommodate the demand is due to the budget crisis in California. I want to remind you to check out my Frequently Asked Questions page for suggestions to follow if the classes you want to take are already full. You'll also find the answers to many other commonly asked questions on my FAQs page. Here's the link:

I'd also like to remind you how to make a counseling appointment with me. You can call the Counseling Center at 925-685-1230, extension 2276 or 2278, or stop by and schedule an appointment in person. You can also schedule an appointment online at this link:

I am not able to schedule appointments via email; you must contact the Counseling Center or schedule online.

One new thing this semester is same-day appointments on Fridays! Just call or come by the Counseling Center first thing Friday morning and see if I still have an appointment available for you that day. It's first come, first served, so don't sleep late on Fridays!

Those of you who applied to a UC campus last semester should remember to update your UC application by January 31, 2011. Refer to the communications you have received from the UC application website and from specific UC campuses for instructions and links.

I'm already getting lots of questions about the UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee, or TAG, for Fall 2012 admission. Learn more about UC TAGs from the UC system website:

Or, visit the DVC Transfer Center website for more details:

That's all for now. Good luck with classes this spring!