Apr 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Student Resources

  • Financial Aid  
    • Who Qualifies for Financial Aid, FAFSA, IVC Financial Aid Programs, State Programs, Federal Programs, Scholarships, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Return of Title IV Funds
  • Counseling Services  
    • Academic Counseling, Career Counseling, Drop-in Counseling, Personal Counseling, Online Counseling, Counseling for International Students, Counseling for Student Athletes, Counseling for Honors Students
  • Veterans Services  
    • Veterans Services Center
  • Supportive Services  
    • Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Learning Disabilities Program, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Online Services and Distance Education
    • Student Email, Online Educational Counseling, Online Orientation, Online Advisement, Distance Education: Online Classes, Blackboard
  • Bookstore and Centers for Students  
    • IVC Bookstore, AESL Center, Career and Job Placement Center, Child Development Center, Counseling Center, ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC, Health and Wellness Center, International Student Center, Language Acquisition Center, Library, Life Fitness Center and Strength Training Center, Math Center, Student Success Center, Transfer Center, Writing Center
  • ASIVC, Honors Program and Honor Societies  
    • Associated Student Government of IVC, Clubs, Honors Program, Honor Societies - Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta
  • Intercollegiate Athletics  
    • IVC Athletics, Conference Play, Eligibility, Transfers, Late Registration, Counseling for Student-Athletes
  • Additional Programs/Resources  
    • Outreach and Community Relations, Emeritus Institute: Classes for Older Adults, Community Members, and Lifelong Learners, Community Education, Economic and Workforce Development/Contract Education, Irvine Valley College Testing Center, Student Ambassador Program

Online Services and Distance Education

Student Email

All students are automatically given email accounts within 24 hours after enrolling. User names are assigned automatically (customized names are not provided), and accounts are continued with no interruption in service so long as the student remains enrolled in contiguous semesters (excluding summer). Students may change their initial password and forward copies of their student email to another account (e.g., their home email) by logging into MySite.

Approximately three weeks after the start of a semester, continuing students who have not enrolled in at least one class for the new semester will have their email accounts deleted. Students who drop all of their classes will have both their email accounts and any messages deactivated. 

For the most current information about how to use student email accounts, students should log on to www.socccd.edu/email and read "Your Email Information."

Example: If your name is James Bernardo, your user name is jbernardo0. Important: Student email accounts always end in a number. Your account name may end with a zero or any other number, but it will never end with the letter "o" or "l." Your student email address is: jbernardo0@ivc.edu. Your default email password is: Your PIN plus two zeros. For example, if your PIN is 3456, your default password is 345600. Your domain is:  IVC-STUDENT. To change your password, log in to MySite. Under the MyEmail link on the left, click on "Change PIN/Password." Click on "Change Password."

Important Notice: Student email privileges are designed solely for educational purposes. District policy forbids personal, recreational or commercial use of college computers, e-mail and Internet services.

Online Educational Counseling

Online counseling is an extension of drop-in counseling. Students can access this service from students.ivc.edu/counselingcenter.

Online Orientation

IVC's online orientation is available to students 24/7/365 from any computer with Internet access. The orientation provides students with valuable information regarding the many services, policies, and opportunities available at IVC. It is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the Irvine Valley College experience. The orientation is fully accessible to the visually impaired.

Once students have applied to IVC and received their student ID number, they may access the online orientation through MySite. After students have completed their matriculation requirements, they may return to this resource.

Online Advisement

IVC's online advisement is available to students 24/7/365 through MySite from any computer with Internet access. The advisement takes students step-by-step through the process of identifying which classes they can take during their first semester at IVC. Advisement is specific to each individual student and is based on recommended classes identified through the student's assessment results, educational goal, and personal interests. Students may review the advisement session multiple times, ask questions, and develop backup schedules from the convenience of their home or other location.

Students are eligible to complete the online advisement after completing their online orientation and taking the Assessment Placement Test and receiving their recommended classes (available for viewing on MySite). Successful completion of the online advisement allows students to enroll in their first semester classes on their assigned registration date and time.

Online Education: Online Classes

Online education is the process of learning, researching, and interacting outside of a campus environment. Online education at Irvine Valley College is conducted on the Internet. Each class has a specific IVC instructor who serves as a personal contact to answer student questions, provide review opportunities, and administer examinations throughout the semester. 

Students must meet the specific requirements of the course and participate responsibly.  Any student enrolling in an online class is required to go to this website link for orientation information: academics.ivc.edu/DE.


Blackboard™/Canvas™ is an Internet educational delivery platform that provides students with an online learning community. Most distance education classes at IVC use the Blackboard and Canvas course management system. Students participate in course lessons by accessing the Internet site, either at home or on campus in the college library.

Students are able to download course content (including articles, streaming audio and video, and presentations) and interact with their instructor and classmates through the discussion board and the chat/virtual classroom.

Instructors inform students at the class orientation or by email about how to use the Blackboard/Canvas system. Students officially enrolled in an online class may access the account at ivc.instructure.com with a valid user name and password. Students can view online videos about Canvas at the following website: academics.ivc.edu/DE.