The term "special admissions" applies to students who are currently enrolled in grades K-12. These students may enroll in IVC courses on a space available basis. As required by state law, K-12 students will receive a later priority registration time to not displace regularly admitted students.
IVC assumes no responsibility for the supervision of minor students outside of the classroom setting. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are appropriately supervised before class, after class, and if or when a class is cancelled or dismissed early.
Attendance is required, but not monitored as it is in secondary school systems. IVC will not call parent or guardian if a student is absent, nor will we verify attendance. Students are expected to meet all deadlines, classes must be dropped within the deadlines, grade options etc. It is the student's responsibility to know these deadlines. Deadlines are indicated in the class schedule.
The completion of the K-12 form does not waive prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements. Enrollment in courses will be blocked if prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements are not met. Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite, co-requisite, recommended preparation, and/or limitation for any course in which they intend to enroll. Mastery of a certain body of knowledge is necessary for students to be successful in the target course. Most commonly, such knowledge is measured by successful completion of the prerequisite course listed in the college catalog. For more information on how to clear a prerequisite, visit: https://admissions.ivc.edu/apply/prerequisite
STEP 1: Apply to Irvine Valley College
Apply for admission online (unless you are currently enrolled). Students who are under the age of 14 must complete a paper application (available at the Office of Admissions & Records, Student Services Center, Room 110).
- Summer & Fall Applications accepted beginning February 1.
- Spring Applications accepted beginning August 1
STEP 2: Complete the "Becoming a New Student Process"
The Matriculation process (Orientation and Advisement) is deferred for K-12 students. However, if you plan to enroll for a course which requires a prerequisite, you must demonstrate satisfactory completion of the prerequisite or take the appropriate assessment. For further information visit the Placement page.
STEP 3: Complete K-12 Form
Complete a K-12 Special Admission Request Form online. The K-12 Special Admission Request Form requires a student to have applied to the college and received their student ID number.
You will need to first activate your Student Email/Network account. As most college systems do not work with your Student ID/PIN information. Your student email and the password you create, will be the log in credentials that allow you access to the K-12 portal.
You can activate your account by using the "Change Password" link in MySite, to set a new password.
Education Code places strict enrollment restrictions. Students may enroll for a maximum of 11 units and limits enrollment in physical education courses. Consequently, IVC currently prohibits enrollment in physical education activity courses.
The K-12 Special Admission form is a DocuSign form that requires electronic signatures. Once all signatures are attained, the form will be automatically submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records.
The form requires:
- Requested course(s) listed (forms where this is left blank cannot be processed)
- Students electronic signature
- Parent/Guardian electronic signature.
- Principal’s permission or authorized designee electronic signature.
Students that are currently enrolled in grades K-8 must obtain approval from the Instructor(s) of the desired course by ticket number and the Academic Dean's signature.
Processing time for K-12 form is 5 business days from final signature.
Completing the K-12 form is the process of attaining eligibility for course registration. The K-12 form DOES NOT enroll a student in any course(s). Students are responsible to enroll themselves online through their MySite account by their assigned registration time.
The completion of the K-12 form does not waive prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements. Enrollment in courses will be blocked if prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements are not met.
STEP 4: View Registration Appointment
Your assigned registration appointment is listed under "Appointments" in MySite. You may register on or after your registration appointment before the class begins AND providing the class is still open:
- 9-12th grade students may register online through MySite
- K-8th grade students must register in-person at the Office of Admissions and Records
After the class begins OR if the class is closed:
- Choose the Waitlist option for the class, if it is available
- Attend the first day of class and request an APC (Add Permit Code)
- Follow registration instructions above using the APC Code
Please note: Submitting the IVC Admission Application and K-12 Special Admission Request Form does not register students for classes. Students must complete the registration instructions listed above. Failure to follow these procedures will delay or cause you not to be able to enroll