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    Jul 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [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)
  • Technology Support Services and Online Resources  
    • Canvas, WiFi Access, Student Print, MySite, Student Email, Online Educational Counseling, Online Orientation, Online Advisement, Online Education: Online Classes
  • Bookstore and Centers for Students  
    • IVC Bookstore, AESL Center, Career and Job Placement 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, Offices of Student Life and Student Equity, Honors  
    • Student Life, Student Government, Student Equity, 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, Guided Pathways, Chris LC Lee Testing Center, Student Ambassador Program

Counseling Services

The Counseling Center is located in the Student Services Center, Room SSC 210.

Irvine Valley College provides counseling services to help students with a variety of educational, career and personal concerns. The counseling faculty help students clarify their needs, make decisions, set goals and deal effectively with personal obstacles. The relationship between student and counselor is confidential. Students who wish to meet with a counselor for academic planning, transcript evaluation and career counseling should make an individual appointment to see a counselor. In this way, they are assured of enough time to have their questions answered and build rapport with a counselor.  For information or to schedule an appointment, students may call the Counseling Center, 949-451-5319, or visit

Academic Counseling

Counselors work with students to develop a personalized academic plan. Academic counseling is an opportunity to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals.  Counselors evaluate transcripts from other colleges and explore transfer options and requirements with students. If needed, counselors can assist by helping the student understand options, selecting a major, determine resources and, when necessary, identify alternatives to goals.

Career Counseling

Career counseling assists students in identifying their career interests. Counselors use a variety of assessments to help students examine their interests and personality characteristics, including values and skills classification. Counselors also provide information about the labor market and offer career/life-planning courses.

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling includes help with relationship problems, interpersonal communication, self-awareness, stress management, behavior change, and referral to off-campus resources. Psychological services are also available in the Health and Wellness Center.

Drop-in Counseling

Drop-in counseling provides students with the opportunity to meet with a counselor on a first-come, first-served basis for answers to quick questions (10 minutes or less). Drop-in counseling is available from 8am - 7pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm Friday, and 9am to 1pm Saturday.

Online Counseling

Online counseling, an extension of drop-in counseling, offers students an opportunity to ask counselors questions online; visit

Counseling for International Students

Specific counselors have been designated to work with international students. They work closely with the International Student Center to advise international students about the special rules regarding their course selection.

Counseling for Student-Athletes

A specific counselor has been designated to counsel student-athletes. The athletic counselor works closely with team coaches and is familiar with athletic eligibility requirements for California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Student-Athletes must have an academic plan in order to compete, and meeting with the athletic counselor is necessary to the completion of this plan. Student-athletes are encouraged to see the athletic counselor on a regular basis for career, personal, academic and athletic counseling.

Counseling for Honors Students

There is a designated honors counselor who advises students with transferring, specifically to UCLA’s Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) and UCI’s Honors-to-Honors Transfer Agreement. Students need to see the honors counselor each year to update their educational plans. Students pursuing graduate school after completion of the bachelor’s degree are encouraged to take Counseling 6 Honors (Academic, Career and Life Success) to assist them with the research and planning process of graduate schools.

Counseling for AB 540/DREAMers/Undocumented Students

Dedicated counselors are available to provide support, inspiration, and a safe space to undocumented students and their families. Counselors will provide students with reliable resources along with counseling to meet the unique needs and challenges for undocumented students. In addition, undocumented students are encouraged to participate and be active in the DREAM Scholars Program.

Counseling for LGBTQIA+ Students

The IVC Counseling Department provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students to meet with our PRIDE Counselor.  The PRIDE Counselor supports LGBTQIA+ students by providing counseling, resources, and fostering an environment of safety so student can thrive and be successful. In collaboration with the PRIDE Scholars Program, events, activities, and resources are made available to IVC’s LGBTQIA+ students.

Counseling for Students Experiencing Housing and Food Insecurities

HEARTS (Helping to Ensure Achievement and Resources for Transitional Students) supports students who have experienced or are currently experiencing food and/or housing insecurity while they are a student at IVC. The program counselor will provide resources that promote student success. 

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