Cross Enrollment at
CSU and UC Campuses
IVC students have the unique opportunity to attend California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses while they are still at IVC. This program is especially useful for community college students who might want to transfer to a local CSU or UC campus, allowing them to take a course at that level each semester at a very low cost. We encourage students who are interested in transferring to CSU, Fullerton, CSU, Long Beach or UC, Irvine to take advantage of this opportunity. Through the cross enrollment program, you can get to know the school you intend to transfer to…even before you are admitted!
The Transfer Center at IVC has specific information regarding the cross enrollment program, so stop by and see them. The Office of Admissions and Records must clear you to participate, so when you are ready, fill out the Application for Cross Enrollment and turn it in to the Admissions Office to get the process going. Below are some specific details you need to be aware of when applying for this program.
To participate in the Cross Enrollment program you must:
- Be a California resident
- Have completed at least 12 units at IVC as a matriculated student
- Have earned a 2.0 grade point average for all work completed at IVC
- Be enrolled in at least 6 units at IVC for the term you plan to take a class at the CSU or UC
- Have paid all fees owed to IVC for the current term; and
- Have completed any prerequisites needed to take the classes at the CSU or UC. The host school will make the determination regarding prerequisite completion.
Enrollment Conditions for the Program
In addition to meeting the criteria listed in the General Information section, the following is a list of enrollment conditions that also govern the program:
- Approval for cross enrollment is valid only for the term approved and is subject to space availability, deadlines, registration procedures and the priorities of the host campus. You must reapply for each term you wish to cross enroll.
- The host campus may charge a $10 administration fee for cross enrollment for each term.
- You will be required to pay any additional fees required of other students for the class at the host campus, including lab or materials fees, breakage, etc..
- Academic advisement should be accomplished through the IVC Counseling Office. Students are advised to check with an IVC counselor before enrolling in classes. You will want to ensure the class will meet your educational goal and is transferable.
- Evidence of completion of prerequisites may be required at the time of enrollment by the host campus.
- Financial aid is only available through the IVC Financial Aid Office. Students using veterans, federal or state funding, must secure eligibility through the IVC Financial Aid Office.
- Credit earned through cross enrollment can be used in your degree or transfer evaluation. To do this, have an official transcript sent to the IVC Office of Admissions and Records once you have completed your coursework at the host campus.
- Health services on the host campus will be limited to emergency treatment only.
- Because of overlapping academic calendars, cross enrollment is available in the following combinations:
||Host Campus CSU or UC Calendar|
||Fall Semester or Quarter|
||Either Spring Semester or Winter or Spring Quarter|
||Summer Session or Quarter (on a very limited basis - check availability at the host campus)|
- Participation in student activities or use of the student union at the host campus is subject to the limitations set by the host campus.
- Parking at the host campus is available by purchasing the parking permit or paying the daily fee available at that campus.
- Information concerning identification card policies should be obtained during registration at the host campus.
- Students are subject to all administrative procedures required by the host campus.
Above all, the IVC counselors, Transfer Center and the Office of Admissions and Records are all here to help you take advantage of this program. Stop by the Transfer Center in the Student Services Center, Room 230, or call (949) 451-5339 to get assistance.