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Admissions & Records:

Admission to Irvine Valley College

At IVC, our vision is to create a community that promotes inquiry, intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a life-long appreciation for the power of learning. Admissions and Records staff prepares students to be successful learners. The Admissions and Records staff thank you for choosing IVC and we are here to help you meet your educational goals.

What are the steps to becoming an IVC Student?

Our Student Success Plan has five important steps. Completing these steps can take 3-4 weeks so plan ahead and complete the following steps in order: ​​​​​

Step to Apply to Irvine Valley College

Step 1: Apply for Admission

If you are 18 years or older or a high school graduate, have never attended IVC, or have been away from IVC for one semester, you must complete an admissions application online.

Visit the CCC Apply Admission website to apply online or click on "Apply Now"

Step 2: Submit Transcripts

Students must submit their high school transcripts showing successful completion of math and English courses through the 11th grade. Students who have completed coursework with a grade of C or better at another accredited US college may electronically submit their transcript for math and/or English placement consideration. Students may also submit AP exam scores (in English composition and/or calculus) with a score of 3 or higher. Contact your high school or college for details on how to submit your transcripts to Irvine Valley College. If you are unable to access your high school transcripts, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 949-451-5220.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

IVC awards over $19 million annually to more than 8,000 students. The overall cost of full-time attendance at a California community college for a full-time student living with parents is over $12,000.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, or the California Dream Application for AB 540 students at

For additional information, visit or contact the Financial Aid Office at 949-451-5287.

Step 4: Attend Orientation

Orientation will provide you with important information about English and math placement, terminology, policies, available services and the college's expectations of you as a college student.

To register, visit the Orientation Appointment System webpage.

Step 5: Attend Advisement/First Semester Plan

Once your placement results for English/ESL and math are available in MySite, you may complete advisement and develop your first semester academic plan.

More information can be found at Matriculation Advisement webpage.

Applying to IVC

Irvine Valley College is one of two colleges in the South Orange County Community College District which also includes Saddleback College. You may only apply to one college. So apply for admission to the college where you wish to receive support services such as financial aid and counseling, and where you plan to complete your educational goal. You will be required to complete all the admission steps at the college where you submit your admission application. If you would like to apply to Saddleback College, please visit their website at for more information.

Who must apply to IVC?

Who may apply for admission to IVC?

You are eligible apply for admission at IVC if you:

  • Individuals who possess a High School Diploma, High School Proficiency Exam or GED (official high school transcripts may be required)
  • Individuals who did not graduate from high school, but 18 years of age who may benefit from instruction
  • Eligible K-12 students who are concurrently enrolled in grades K-12 and who have satisfied admissions criteria. 

When can I apply to IVC? 

Summer Session ​February 1
​Fall Semester ​February  1
​Spring Semester August  1

International students seeking an F-1 visa have different  application deadlines.

The Clery Report (Annual Security Report) is made available by October 1 of each year and provides three years of statistical information about specific criminal incidents, which have occurred on campus, or at off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the district and the public property immediately adjacent to the campus.


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

Regular Office Hours

Summer Office Hours
(May 28 - August 9)

Monday:​  9 am - 6 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Thursday:  9 am - 6 pm
​Friday: ​ Closed

Fall Semester Office Hours
(Weeks 0-2)

Aug 12-16 Mon.-Thurs.: 9 am - 6 pm
Fri.: 9 am - 3 pm
Aug 19-23 Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am - 7 pm
Fri.: 8 am - 4 pm
​Aug 26-30 Mon.-Thurs.: 9 am - 6 pm
Fri.: 9 am - 3 pm