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Academic Programs at Irvine Valley College, California

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Irvine Valley College, California

Welcome to Irvine Valley College (IVC)! Irvine Valley College is a public, two-year community college in southern California. IVC is fully accredited and offers over 70 Associate degree majors and 60 certificate programs in a variety of subjects in the arts and sciences. Irvine Valley College offers Associate degrees, university transfer preparation and certificate courses for our 15,000 students and 860+ international students.

University Transfer Agreements

Irvine Valley College ranks first for university transfer in Orange County, and second within the state of California! Our students transfer to the University of California system including Berkeley, UCLA, and Irvine; California State Universities including Fullerton, Long Beach and San Diego, as well as private institutions including Columbia University, Pepperdine University, the University of Southern California (USC) and more! Our Transfer Center offers a comprehensive set of services to help students plan their university transfer, including hosting university representative visits, campus tours and conducting workshops specific to international student transfer.

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Irvine Valley College, California

Academic Programs

Irvine Valley College is noted for its academic excellence! IVC faculty are all experts in their fields and include authors, scientists, artists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars and entrepreneurs. Small class size ensures that international students have the opportunity to interact and learn from our experienced and dedicated faculty.

The college offers majors in the following fields; choose which one you would like to pursue:

  • The Arts
  • Business Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
  • Language and Learning Resources
  • Life Sciences and Technologies
  • Math, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Physical Science and Technologies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Irvine Valley College, California

Our Location: Southern California

IVC's location in the city of Irvine, California is ideal! Irvine is a multicultural city that is home to more than 100 national and international company headquarters. Irvine is conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is close to world-renowned shopping, museums, universities, spectacular California beaches and amusement parks. IVC students enjoy a safe and vibrant location in which to live and study! In fact, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has consistently named Irvine as the Safest Large City in America since 2005. To learn more about our fantastic city, please visit DestinationIrvine.com.

Irvine Valley College, California

Student Life at IVC

Student life at IVC is very dynamic, with more than 20 social clubs available for students to join. There are active chapters of academic honors organizations for community college students including Phi Theta Kappa and Psi Beta. In addition, there are dance and theater programs, art exhibits and special events that happen year-round on the IVC campus. IVC also has a very active athletic program with state and national championship titles in both men's and women's sports.

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International Student Services

Irvine Valley College offers many student services including a comprehensive library, computer center, tutoring center, language acquisition center, health center, performing arts center and dining hall. International students at Irvine Valley College enjoy personalized attention and support through our dedicated International Student Center. The Center offers advising and academic counseling services that are tailored for our international students. The Center also offers workshops on a variety of topics and social events throughout the semester that will allow you to learn important information and visit famous Southern California attractions. Housing options are abundant in our community, and students easily find local off-campus apartments or host family accommodations.

The International Student Center staff come from diverse backgrounds with many years of experience working with international students. Our mission is to help you reach your academic goals, whether it be a certificate, degree or university transfer.

Irvine Valley College, California

Applying to IVC

IVC admits international students in the fall and spring semesters; IVC also admits transfer students in the summer session. In order to apply, students must submit:

  • International Student Application
  • $54 application fee
  • Financial documentation
  • Proof of high school graduation
  • English proficiency results which include 52 iBT TOEFL, 4.5 IELTS, 4.5 iTEP or Step 2A EIKEN

IVC also offers admission to international students who have completed specific levels of study at our partner intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) schools. Please visit students.ivc.edu/internationalcenter for more information about specific application requirements and deadlines.

We look forward to welcoming you to Irvine Valley College in California!