Welcome to the International Student Center at Irvine Valley College
The International Student Center at Irvine Valley College assists students entering the college on an F-1 Student Visa. For the international student, Irvine Valley College specializes in providing the first two years of the baccalaureate (four-year) degree, and excels at preparing students to transfer to public and private institutions for their final two years. Associate degrees and certificate programs are also available.
The international student program is governed under the South Orange County Community College District and U.S. federal regulations, and students are required to meet specific standards such as full-time enrollment, academic progress, the completion of a tuberculosis test when students arrive at the college, and maintaining district-approved health insurance.
These are examples of the requirements within this program. The center staff is available to guide students through the process of admission, issuing and maintaining proper immigration documents, and enrollment, and to ensure that their other college needs are met. Other services include academic counseling, health insurance orientations, and university transfer assistance. Resources are available for housing, transcript evaluation services, and document translation services.
Admission as an international student is a long process that includes issuing visas and providing proof of financial sponsorship. As a result, deadlines for admission are different for this group of students. Students who are considering coming to the college as an international (F-1) student should contact the International Student Center early.