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2017-2018 Catalog: December 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: December 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Graduation Requirements

  • Earning a Certificate   
    • Waiver of Certificate Requirements, Application for Evaluation, Certificates of Achievement, Certificates of Proficiency
  • Earning an Associate Degree  
    • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Multiple Majors
  • Associate Degree Graduation Requirements  
    • Filing Deadlines, CSU GE Breadth and IGETC Certification, Commencement, Second Degree Requirements

Cross Enrollment at California State University or the University of California

Irvine Valley College (IVC) students who are California residents 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.

Eligible students may enroll in one undergraduate course per academic term at any CSU or UC campus without formal admission and without payment of additional enrollment fees. 

Cross enrollment through this program is on a space-available basis at the discretion of the appropriate campus authorities at IVC and the UC or CSU campus. Students may not enroll in any pre-collegiate courses at the university.

Eligibility Requirements:

All of the following conditions must be met to qualify for cross enrollment. The student must:

  • Be a California resident;
  • Have completed at least 12 units at IVC as a matriculated student;
  • Have earned a grade point average of 2.0 (or better) for all coursework completed at IVC;
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units at IVC for the term the student plans 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:

  1. Approval for cross enrollment is valid for only the one term specified and is subject to space availability, deadlines, registration procedures and priorities of the host campus. Students must reapply for each term they wish to cross enroll.

  2. Students will not be charged additional course enrollment fees. However, host campuses may charge an administration fee each term.

  3. Students who are cross-enrolled will have to pay any additional fees required of all other students (labs, materials, breakage, computer, transcripts, etc.).

  4. Academic advisement is available through the IVC Counseling Center. Students are advised to check with an IVC counselor before enrolling in classes to ensure that the course meets their educational goals and is transferable.

  5. Evidence of completion of prerequisites may be required at the time of enrollment by the host campus (student transcripts or official grade reports).

  6. Financial aid is available only through the IVC Financial Aid Office. Students using veterans, federal, or state funding must secure eligibility certification through the IVC Financial Aid Office.

  7. Records of credit earned through cross enrollment are maintained by the host campus. In order to have credit earned through cross enrollment used for degree or transfer evaluation, students must request that transcripts be sent to the IVC Office of Admissions and Records.

  8. Health services on the host campus are limited to treatment of emergencies only.

  9. Because of overlapping academic calendars, cross enrollment is possible only in the following combinations: 

IVC Calendar Host Campus Calendar (CSU or UC)
Fall Semester Fall Semester or Quarter
Spring Semester Either Spring Semester or Winter or Spring Quarter
Summer Session Summer Session or Quarter
  1. Participation in student activities or use of the student union at the host campus is subject to limitations set by the host campus.

  2. Parking on the host campus is available by purchasing the parking permit or paying the daily fee available at the host campus.

  3. Information concerning campus identification card policies should be obtained during registration at the host campus.

  4. Students are subject to all administrative procedures of the host campus.  

For more information, students may refer to the Admissions web page at or contact the Irvine Valley College Transfer Center in the Student Services Center, Room 230, 949-451-5339.