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    Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Admission, Registration, and Fees

  • Admission  
    • Eligibility, Dual Enrollment/K-12 Students, College of Record, Application, Equal Access, Residence Classification, Establishing Residence, Reclassification to Resident Status, International Students
  • Matriculation  
    • Complete Math and English/ESL Placement, Submit Transcripts, Advisement, Develop a First Semester Plan, Orientation
  • Placement: Writing, Mathematics, and ESL Classes  
    • Assessment and Placement in Writing, Mathematics, and English as a Second Language Classes
  • Enrollment Priority
    • New Students and Returning Students, Continuing Students, Freshman Advantage Students
  • Registration Times  
    • Registration Levels, Appeal Process, Registration Open Enrollment Policy, MySite, Maintaining Student Contact Information, Registration Restrictions
  • Enrolling in Classes  
    • Definitions, How to Demonstrate That You Have Met a Prerequisite, Auditing Classes, Adding Classes, Attendance, Waitlists, Student Photo ID, Dropping Classes, Withdrawal from Classes, Repeating Courses, Reenrolling
  • Tuition and Fee Information  
    • Enrollment Fee, Nonresident Student Fees, Instructional Materials Fee, Health Fee, ASIVC Access, Student Representation Fee, Transcript or Enrollment Verification Fee, Returned Check Fee and Refunds, Parking Fee and Refunds

Enrollment Priority

New Students and Returning Students

New students are those who have never enrolled in classes at Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College. 

Returning students are those who have previously attended either Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College but have been absent from the college for a semester or more, excluding summer. 

Most students new to Irvine Valley College are required to complete placement, advisement, and orientation prior to registering for classes. 

Students who are required to participate in placement, advisement, and orientation will be notified when their application is processed. Students will not be permitted to enroll until all steps are completed. For more information, see Matriculation .

Continuing Students

Continuing students are those who have been registered during either or both of the immediately preceding two semesters and have received at least one letter grade or “W.” Those who were registered during the semester but did not complete a course with a letter grade or “W,” will have forfeited their continuing student status and must file a new application.

Freshman Advantage Students

The Freshman Advantage program rewards students for planning early. To qualify for Freshman Advantage, students must complete placement, advisement, and orientation prior to the designated deadline each spring to obtain a Freshman Advantage registration time for fall. Only students who have never enrolled in college after finishing high school are eligible to be Freshman Advantage students in their first academic year. Freshmen who do not complete placement, advisement, and orientation by the designated deadline will be classified as new/returning students.

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