Is your goal to graduate and get a US Bachelor degree from a world class university? Then Diablo Valley College (DVC) in Pleasant Hill, California, USA is the perfect place for you to start your Bachelor degree.

The process is simple: 2 years at DVC + 2 years at a US University = Bachelor Degree. This is called “transferring” and the DVC Transfer Center and your counselors will give you all the help you need to do so.


Academic Excellence – It is a fact; Diablo Valley College (DVC) transfers more students to the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis than any other community college in the USA. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities UC Berkeley was ranked number 2 in the world after Harvard University.

Many of the other Universities of California (UC’s as they are often called) were also ranked in the top 50 universities in the world. DVC has Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) that guarantee international students admission into the 3rd year of the Bachelor degree into these universities: UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.

In addition to the transfer agreements with nine of the UC’s, we have agreements with ALL 23 of the California State Universities. But not only do the California universities accept DVC students, our students transfer to universities all over the US such as John Hopkins, Cornell, University of Texas, Austin, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Boston University and many more.


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You must have a high school diploma or be at least 18 years old. There is no entrance exam, such as the SAT, but as an international student you will need to have a good level of English (500 TOEFL, 61 iBT or 5.5 IELTS) or study English at our English language center, IEC which provides direct entry into DVC without having to take the TOEFL.


Since DVC is a public 2 year Californian community college, the tuition rate is among the lowest in the USA. The cost for a full-time student is between $ 5,184 (24 units – 2 semesters) to $ 6,480 (30 units – 2 semesters). You can save thousands of dollars beginning your degree at DVC.


The DVC campus is located in the town of Pleasant Hill in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is about 40 minutes from downtown San Francisco by a direct metro. Pleasant Hill is a safe, green, friendly town and enjoys a mild climate with over 300 sunny days per year.

The California lifestyle is world famous. On weekends, you are no more than a few hours from enjoying great skiing in the mountains, hiking in Yosemite National Park or walking along the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches.

So, if an excellent US Bachelor degree is your goal, DVC is a perfect choice. We look forward to seeing you in California!

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