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Academic Excellence

With more than 80 associate degrees and 60 career and technical certificate programs, Irvine Valley College prepares students for the next step in their education and careers.

IVC has the No. 1 transfer rate among all Orange County community colleges and the state of California. Under the Transfer Admission Guarantees, or TAGs, students who meet GPA and other campus-specific guidelines go on to attend UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Students have also transferred to UC San Diego, Columbia, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Brown University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Diego State.

IVC’s honors program, which offers dozens of courses, is a member of the Honors Transfer Council of California and UCLA Transfer Alliance Program. Students can also join the award-winning Phi Theta Kappa and Psi Beta honor societies.

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Irvine Valley College faculty includes authors, scientists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars and entrepreneurs. More than 300 full-time and part-time faculty and almost 120 professional experts give students the information and tools they need to succeed. Day and evening classes are offered in the campus’ 60 acres of modern facilities, or online.

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Student Diversity

Students at Irvine Valley College are as diverse as the classes they take. Students hail from more than 50 countries, according to fall 2013 enrollment numbers. More than 300 students are veterans; in fact, IVC was recently designated as a Military Friendly School for the sixth year in a row. The college’s 12 athletic teams are made up of more than 200 student athletes.

For high school students, the IVC CONNECT Partnership Program brings the entire college admissions process to participating high schools, including application workshops, in-service training for high school counselors and onsite English and math assessments.

The IVC Emeritus Institute program challenges older adults to form relationships between their experience and new ideas. Courses stimulate intellectual and personal growth to benefit participants' daily lives. While these courses meet IVC's academic standards, they are not degree applicable.

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International Student Center | Student Success Scorecard


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Financial Aid

Irvine Valley College’s Financial Aid Office helps eligible students pay for expenses such as books, fees and transportation through various aid programs. The college awards more than $19 million in financial aid annually. In 2015-16, IVC gave out more than $415,000 in scholarships, thanks to contributions from local businesses, corporations, service organizations and individuals, as well as faculty and staff.

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Office is committed to assisting students in realizing their potential. The office provides educational opportunities, encouragement and support services to those who are financially and educationally disadvantaged.

Enrollment fee waivers, grants, federal work-study, scholarships and loans are also options to make attendance affordable. Forms are available from high school counselors and the Financial Aid Office. For more information, visit

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Financial Aid Office | Scholarship Opportunities


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Student Life

Irvine Valley College’s students do so much more than study.

Student athletes have brought home 21 state championship titles. Competing in the toughest college conference, the Orange Empire Conference, IVC's teams brought home 41 conference titles from 1990 to spring 2015.

Student performers ply their crafts – from choral performances to composing music – in the $40 million high-tech Performing Arts Center. Student artists also create large-scale chalk copies of famous masterworks on sidewalks across campus.

The Associated Students of IVC (ASIVC), in addition to giving students a voice in college administration, sponsors clubs ranging from gardening to improvisation to table tennis.

Student services include full academic, career and personal counseling services, a health and wellness center, a library filled with modern equipment, a student success center, the Veterans Services Center and a Disabled Students Programs & Services department.

It's all here at IVC.

ASIVC Athletics | Campus Clubs | IVC Performing Arts Center | Student Handbook