Earning a Degree or Certificate
Irvine Valley College has started an automatic degree/certificate awarding process. If you qualify for one or more degrees and/or certificates, you may receive a notification that you are being awarded with them. No application is necessary! You could be eligible for degrees or certificates in your primary program of study and/or additional programs that you qualify for.
However, to ensure that the degree or certificate is awarded and posted, students are encouraged to apply through MySite for conferral during their final semester. Official transcripts for any prior work must be on file at the time you apply for your degree or certificate for the coursework to be considered.
Please note that the automatic degree/certificate awarding process does not take into account courses taken outside of the district or in-progress courses being taken in the current semester. For these cases, you will need to submit* the necessary transcripts to Admissions and Records and manually apply through MySite for the relevant degrees and certificates.
For more information about automatic degree/certificate awarding, visit FAQs.
Sample Degree/Certificate Conferral Timeline
|Semester (The Last Term You Attended)||*Filing Submittal Deadline||Process Begins||Estimated Completion|
|Fall||September 15||January 10||March 10|
|Spring||February 1||June 5||August 15|
|Summer||June 1||August 20||October 20|
You are eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony if you meet any of the following conditions during the academic year:
- Completed or will complete an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts for Transfer or Associate of Science for Transfer degree program
- Completed or will complete a Certificate of Achievement program
- Completed or will complete a full IGETC or CSU Certification program for a Certificate of Achievement
Students completing a Certificate of Proficiency or a Certificate of Competency are not eligible to participate in Commencement.