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Application Guidelines

To qualify for Freshman Advantage, select the Fall 2018 term in your application, select an Entry Level as a “first-time college student (after high school),” and enter your full Graduation Date in 2018 (mm/dd/yyyy). Future correspondence from IVC will be sent to the email address you provided in your application.

Complete the following matriculation steps in order: ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Apply Here

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is money that helps you pay for the cost of your education (college fees, books and supplies, and basic living expenses). Sources of financial aid include the federal government, state governments, lending institutions, and the institution you are attending. IVC awards over $17 million in financial aid annually.

Visit Financial Aid

Step 3: Complete Assessment

Assessment measures your skills in English comprehension, reading and math. The scores from the Assessments are used for course placement in math, English and English as a Second Language. Preparing in advance for the assessment can save you time and money. Failing to prepare could place you into course one to two levels (semesters) below your actual knowledge and skills. IVC faculty has created review material specifically designed for preparing for the assessment.

Assessments are offered by appointment at IVC. Also, assessments are offered at select high schools. You may not take the assessment test until you have applied for admission and completed Orientation. Visit Assessment Overview to locate study questions and assessment schedule.

Step 4: Complete Advisement and Develop an Initial Educational Plan

Advisement may be completed online or group in person sessions. You may not complete Advisement until you have applied for admission, completed Orientation and Assessment. 

Visit Advisement

Step 5: Complete Online Orientation

Orientation is an important opportunity for you to become familiar with the terminology and expectations for attending college. You must apply for admission before completing orientation. Login to MySite to complete orientation.


T:  949-451-5220
O: Student Services Center


Regular Office Hours
Monday:​  9 am - 6 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Thursday:  9 am - 6 pm
​Friday: ​ 9 am - Noon
Hours for Commencement Day on Thursday, May 24
9:00 am - Noon 

IVC Matriculation Guidebook

Download the IVC Matriculation Guidebook to receive detailed information about the program.

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