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    Feb 29, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition 
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 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)
  • 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

ASIVC, Offices of Student Life and Student Equity, Honors

Student LifePhoto of ASIVC students

Student Activities Center (SAC) • 949-451-5728 • • •

The Offices of Student Life and Student Equity house the Student Life, ASIVC, and Student Equity programs. We are committed to providing meaningful services, activities and communications that build community; ensure academic success; encourage creative expression, personal growth, and well-being; foster diversity, equity and social justice; and promote student advocacy and leadership. Our four goals are: services and activities, student leadership development, facilities and technology, and fiscal management. 

Student Life provides a multitude of campus events and activities such as welcome activities, Homecoming, Fear Fest and Spring Fest, end-of-semester events, and holiday celebrations throughout the year. The office also provides academic success services and resources to assist in student retention, such as free scantrons (qty. 6 while supplies last) and green books (qty. 2 while supplies last) with the purchase of ASIVC Access.

Funded by Bookstore commissions and ASIVC Access sales, our department provides financial support to over 25 student clubs and organizations, as well as IVC co-curricular programs (i.e. Administration of Justice, Model UN, Psi Beta and Speech and Debate). In addition, our department provides over $40,000 in student scholarships (funded by ASIVC).

ASIVC Access entitles its holder to a number of member benefits, including no-cost entry to IVC athletic home games for the semester; discounted Regal movie tickets and theme park e-tickets; access to the ASIVC Student Lounge, which includes billiards, table tennis, foosball, and a TV/gaming room; and an opportunity to apply for ASIVC scholarships.

Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC)Photo of students at a club event

Student Activities Center • 949-451-5728 • • •

The Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) official student shared governance group represents student interests on college committees, plans student events and activities, and organizes student clubs and organizations. Any student duly enrolled at Irvine Valley College is automatically accorded membership in ASIVC and has the right to vote in college-wide elections. Students interested in joining the student government should contact the Office of Student Life. Student government at IVC is comprised of several different committees, all staffed by student leaders. In addition, student clubs and organizations include culturally focused groups as well as academic and special interest organizations.

Student Equity

Student Activities Center • 949-451-5688 •

Student Equity provides services and activities that increase student and staff multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills and competencies. Our goal is to increase all student engagement in campus life through services, events and leadership development opportunities.

Student Equity houses several programs to support and build community for special student populations, including Dream Scholars (for Dreamer and undocumented students), Pride Scholars (for LGBTQ+ students), Guardian Scholars (for current and former foster youth), HEARTS Scholars (for students experiencing food and housing insecurity), and ReEntry Scholars (for students ages 25 and over). Additionally, our department develops and facilitates multicultural programs such as Indigenous People’s Day, Coming Out Day, Dia de los Muertos, Holi, Diwali, Black History Month, Lunar New Year, Gender Equity Awareness, Genocide Awareness, Cesar Chavez Day, and Persian New Year celebrations. We also address and advocate on student issues and concerns as they relate to diversity.

Our office sponsors several services for eligible students on campus such as meal vouchers, the Food Resource Center, equity scholarships, bookstore vouchers, parking and transportation vouchers such as OCTA bus passes, and the Laptop Loan Program. For the latest information on IVC student equity resources and services, visit here.

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Honors Program

The Irvine Valley College Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated students. The program offers eligible students the following opportunities: Approximately 35 small, seminar-style honors classes per semester; enriched coursework; interaction with other motivated students; priority registration for classes; recognition on transcripts and at graduation; special transfer agreements with many institutions, including UCI and UCLA; dedicated honors scholarships; designated honors counselors; honors study lounge; research conferences and publication venues; leadership positions; social and cultural activities; and a complimentary library card at UCI and UCLA. 

The core of the Honors Program is its enriched courses. Most honors-designated courses meet the general education transfer requirements for the University of California and California State University systems and are open to all students through the regular enrollment process. Honors course offerings can be found in both the online class schedule and the class catalog under the relevant departments. The following honors courses are currently offered in regular rotation: 

  • ACCOUNTING 1BH:  Managerial Accounting Honors
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Physical Anthropology Honors 
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 2H: Cultural Anthropology Honors
  • ASTRONOMY 20H: General Astronomy Honors
  • BIOLOGY 1H: The Life Sciences Honors 
  • BIOLOGY 80H: Integrated Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems Honors
  • BIOLOGY 81H: Integrated Biology: From DNA to Organisms Honors
  • CHEM 1AH: General Chemistry I Honors
  • COMMUNICATIONS 1H: Communication Fundamentals Honors
  • COUNSELING 6H: Academic, Career and Life Success Honors
  • ECONOMICS 1H: Principles of Economics-Micro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 2H: Principles of Economics-Macro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 10H: Statistics for Business and Economics Honors
  • ECONOMICS 20H: Introductory Economics Honors
  • FILM 72H: Film and American Culture Honors
  • FRENCH 1H: Beginning French I Honors
  • GEOGRAPHY 3H: World Regional Geography Honors
  • GEOGRAPHY 10H: Introduction to Weather and Climate Honors
  • HISTORY 1H: The History of World Civilizations to 1500 Honors 
  • HISTORY 51H: Women in American History Honors
  • HUMANITIES 1H: Introduction to Humanities Honors
  • HUMANITIES 71H: Introduction to Film Honors
  • JAPANESE 1H: Beginning Japanese I Honors
  • JAPANESE 2H: Beginning Japanese II Honors 
  • LIBRARY 20H: Advanced Research and Information Competency Honors
  • MANAGEMENT 10H: Statistics for Business and Economics Honors
  • MANAGEMENT 12AH: The Legal Environment of Business Honors 
  • MATH 3AH: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Honors 
  • MATH 3BH: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Honors 
  • MATH 24H: Elementary Differential Equations Honors
  • MUSIC 20H: Music Appreciation Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 1H: American Government Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 12H: Comparative Politics Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 14H: International Relations Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Psychology Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 3H: Physiological Psychology Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 5H: Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 10H: Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 13H: Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 37H: Abnormal Behavior Honors
  • SOCIOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Sociology Honors
  • SPANISH 1H: Beginning Spanish I Honors
  • SPANISH 2H: Beginning Spanish II Honors
  • THEATRE ARTS 25H: Great Plays: Primitive to Renaissance Honors
  • THEATRE ARTS 26H: Great Plays: Renaissance to Contemporary Honors 
  • THEATRE ARTS 29H: Script Analysis Honors
  • WRITING 1H: College Writing 1 Honors
  • WRITING 2H: College Writing 2: Critical Thinking/Writing Honors

To complete the Honors Program, students must take a minimum of five courses and 15 letter-graded units of honors-designated coursework during their academic career at Irvine Valley College and must maintain an overall UC-transferable GPA of 3.25 as well as a 3.25 GPA in their honors courses. Courses taken on a pass/no-pass basis do not fulfill Honors Program requirements. A maximum of two of the five courses may be taken at another community college. Students may not take more than three of the required honors courses in the spring semester prior to transfer without approval of the Honors Advisory Committee. Students are expected to submit a Student Learning Assessment Portfolio as a program graduation requirement. Students who complete the requirements receive an official transcript notation and are eligible for special transfer agreements. Eligibility for some transfer agreements entails additional requirements or standards. For more information, please visit the Honors website or office. The Irvine Valley College Honors Program is a member of the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) and of the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC). 

Entering freshmen who wish to join the program must submit application material including a signed application form; unofficial transcript demonstrating a non-weighted academic 3.25 GPA, or SAT 1890 (of 2400) or SAT 1260 (of 1600) or ACT 28 (of 36); a personal essay responding to the application prompt; and a portfolio of student work that includes a minimum of 3 items that demonstrate academic potential. Continuing IVC students or students transferring from another college who wish to join the program must submit application material including a signed application form; unofficial transcripts demonstrating completion of at least 12 units of transfer-applicable coursework with a 3.25 GPA; a personal letter of application; and a portfolio of student work that includes a minimum of 3 items that demonstrate academic potential. To apply, students must send one email containing all application materials to Note: Special rules apply to students who already have an undergraduate degree or have 40 or more units of college work. Applicants must submit copies of transcripts for any other colleges attended. Application forms are available online at For further information, students may call 949-451-5300 or email

Honor Societies

IVC honor societies include the Alpha Omega Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for two-year colleges) and Psi Beta (the national honor society in psychology for community college students). All honor society members will have a notation on their official transcripts for every semester they maintain membership standards in Phi Theta Kappa and/or Psi Beta. Transcript notation is posted at the end of each semester. Phi Theta Kappa members are also eligible for chapter, state, and national merit and transfer scholarships. Psi Beta members are eligible for national research and service awards and can participate in regional in national psychology conferences.

Phi Theta Kappa

Co-Advisors: Kurt Meyer ( and Jodi Titus (

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. To qualify for membership, a student must have completed 12 semester units at Irvine Valley College with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

  • Transcript notation posted at the end of each semester
  • Eligibility for over $37 million in scholarships
  • Leadership, service, and scholarship opportunities, including attending academic and leadership conferences and summits

Psi Beta

Psi Beta’s mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Psi Beta members experience educational enrichment through service activities, participation in professional psychology conferences, and competition for national awards. IVC’s Psi Beta chapter has been active since 1992.

All students are welcome to participate in Psi Beta meetings and on-campus activities. However, to qualify for membership in the national Psi Beta organization, a student must have completed 12 semester units at the college level, at least one college psychology course with a grade of “B” or higher, and have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.25 or higher. After paying a one-time-only fee to the national Psi Beta office, membership is for life.

For more information about Psi Beta, students may email Dr. Kari Tucker ( or Michael Cassens (, who are two of the Psi Beta chapter advisors.

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