Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
Header

Admissions 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 & 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:

  • 1. Apply for Admission
    • The Spring 2015 application is currently open.
       

  • 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 $10 million in financial aid annually. | Visit Financial Aid

  • 3. 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. | Complete Online Orienation

  • 4. 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.

  • 5. Complete Advisement and Develop a First Semester 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

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 admissions steps at the college where you submit your admission application. If you would like to apply to Saddleback College, please visit their website at www.saddleback.edufor more information.

Who must apply to IVC?

Who may attend IVC?

You are eligible apply for admission at IVC if you:

  • Have graduated from high school or
  • Have passed the CA High School Proficiency Certificate Exam or
  • Have passed the GED examination or
  • Have not graduated from high school, but are 18 years or older and may profit from IVC instruction or
  • Are an eligible K-12 student who has satisfied specific admissions requirements.

All applicants are classified as either a resident of California or a non-resident. Those classified as a non-resident may appeal that classification.

When can I apply to IVC? 

Summer Session ​March 1
​Fall Semster ​March 1
​Spring Semester September 1

International Students should review our International Student Requirements for application deadlines.

Contact

T:  949-451-5220
E:  ivcadmissions@ivc.edu
O: Student Services Center

Hours of Operations
Monday:​  9:00 am-6:00 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 9:00 am-6:00 pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9:00 am-6:00 pm
​Thursday:  9:00 am-6:00 pm
​Friday: ​ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 
Holiday Hours:
 
Monday, Dec 22   9:00 am-3:00 pm
Tues, Dec 23 to Thurs, Jan 1  Closed
Friday, Jan 2  9:00 am-12:00 pm
© Irvine Valley College