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    Dec 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Admission, Registration and Fees

  • Admission  
    • Eligibility, K-12 Students, College of Record, Application, Equal Access, Residence Classification, Establishing Residence, Reclassification to Resident Status, International Students
  • Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)  
    • Submit Transcripts, Advisement, Orientation
  • Placement: Mathematics, Writing & ESL Classes  
    • Placement: Mathematics, Writing or English as a Second Language, Assessment and Placement in ESL Classes, Location and Contacts
  • Enrollment Priority  
    • New Students and Returning Students, Continuing Students, Freshman Advantage Students
  • Registration Times
    • Registration Times, Appeal Process, Registration Open Enrollment Policy,  MySite, Maintaining Student Contact Information
  • Prerequisites  
    • Definitions, How to Demonstrate That You Have Met a Prerequisite, Auditing Classes, Adding Classes, Attendance, Waitlists, Student Photo ID, Dropping Classes, Repeating Courses, Reenrolling 
  • Tuition and Fee Information  
    • Enrollment Fee, Instructional Materials Fee, Health Fee, Associated Student Body (ASB) Activity Sticker, Transcript or Enrollment Verification Fee, Returned Check Fee, Parking Fee, Nonresident Student Fees, Refunds

Registration Times

Students will find their registration times on MySite under “My Information.” 


Only students who are required to complete all matriculation steps qualify for Level 1 registration.

Students exempt from matriculation steps for the following educational goals will receive a Level 3: Low Priority registration time:

  • Legally mandated training or significant change in industry of licensure
  • Personal Development
  • 4-year university/college student enrolling to meet bachelor degree requirements
  • Concurrently enrolled as a K-12 Special Admit
  • Students who have completed an associate degree or higher

Priority Registration

1. Specific groups (DSPS, EOPS, active duty military, certain veterans, and those served by the foster care system who are under 25 years old) qualify for Priority Registration.

2. Other groups approved by local policy (student ambassadors, athletes, student government, Honors Program members, district staff and dependents of staff) qualify for Priority Registration.

Freshman Advantage - qualifying Freshman Advantage students are high school graduates who have never attended college and who complete placement, advisement and orientation prior to the designated deadline.

Continuing - students who enrolled at Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College during either or both of the previous two academic semesters. Registration times are assigned in descending order by completed units.

New/Returning - students who have never enrolled in the district or are returning after two or more semesters of nonattendance. Registration times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the time their application is processed.


Emeritus - continuing students in good standing who are only enrolled in Emeritus Program classes. 


Low Priority - any student who meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • are not required to complete matriculation steps (placement, advisement including academic plan, and orientation)
  • are on academic and/or progress probation for two consecutive semesters 
  • have completed 100 or more units district-wide (not including basic skills)

Students in the Low Priority category will be notified of their low priority registration as follows:

  1. For students on probation for two consecutive semesters, notification will occur after the first semester of probation.
  2. For students who reach the maximum 100 degree-applicable units completed in the district, notification will occur when 75% (75 units) of the limit has been reached.


High School - students concurrently enrolled in high school.

Students are encouraged to register as early as possible for the best possible course selection.


Students may appeal to have their Registration Priority reinstated under the following conditions:

  1. Student has a disability and applied for reasonable accommodations, but did not receive services in a timely manner.
  2. Student has made significant academic improvement where they meet the minimum grade point average and/or progress standard to be removed from academic or progress probation.
  3. Student has experienced extenuating circumstances (verified cases of accident, illnesses or other circumstances beyond the student’s control; changes in a student’s economic circumstances may be considered for California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility).
  4. Student has completed 100 associate degree units, but is pursuing a high unit major (attach documentation).

Appeals for Loss of Registration Priority may be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Registration Open Enrollment Policy

In conformity with the provisions of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, the governing Board of the South Orange County Community College District affirms a policy of open enrollment. Unless specifically exempted by statute, every course, course section, or class, wherever offered and maintained by the District, for which average daily attendance is reported for state aid, is fully open to enrollment and participation by any person admitted to the college who meets the stated course prerequisites.

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MySite is the IVC web portal that enables students to view their registration times, class schedules, grades, and academic history; add or drop classes; and access a variety of useful resources.

Students need an ID number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use MySite. For more information about MySite, please refer to the student handbook.

Maintaining Student Contact Information

It is important for students to maintain current contact information, including the phone number, email address, and mailing address in their college record. An address and phone number may be updated through the student’s MySite account under “My Information” or through the Office of Admissions and Records, located in the Student Services Center. Mail returned from the US Postal Service with a new forwarding address will be used as the basis for updating a student record. Students are encouraged to provide a mobile number and opt into the critical text message feature in MySite.

Registration Restrictions

A hold is placed on student records in certain situations such as payments due, academic standing or discipline. A hold may prevent students from registering for classes. If that is the case, there will be a brief statement provided during the online registration process indicating the restriction. Students must clear all restrictive holds prior to registration. Contact the indicated office for information on how to get the hold released.  Outstanding debts must be resolved before registering for classes.

Students who are required to complete advisement or orientation, or those who need to clear a prerequisite prior to registration, should contact the Office of Admissions and Records if they have questions or concerns. See the Matriculation or Prerequisite sections of the catalog for more information.

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