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International Student Center:

Why Choose IVC

You are Welcome Here!

IVC wants you to know that we welcome our 500 international students to our campus and community.  You Are Welcome Here!

Strong University Transfer Rate

IVC is ranked number 1 for university transfer among all California community colleges!  Begin with the best and set yourself up to transfer to a top US university.

A Premier California community College

Named "Top Medium-Sized Community College in Southern California" ( based on IVC’s strong academics and transfer rate.

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG):

IVC has Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs with campuses in the University of California, California State University and private college systems.

TAG gives students a competitive edge in the university transfer process with guaranteed admission to participating universities upon completion of specified coursework.

Affordable American Education

With reasonable tuition fees, IVC students can complete their required general education and lower-division major courses at half the cost of a four-year university.


IVC is located in beautiful Irvine, California, in the heart of Southern California’s “Technology Coast” and is home to over 15,000 businesses from small start-ups to major international corporations.

Irvine is been listed on the FBI’s "Safest City in America" list for 15 years in a row!

Personal Attention and Support

IVC offers small classes and friendly professors to ensure you get the support you need. College services include a comprehensive library, computer center, learning center, free tutoring services, housing assistance, and a health center. The International Student Program provides international student advising and specialized international counseling services.


Irvine Valley College combines a small college environment with modern facilities and equipment. Students can be part of an active campus life, a reputation for academic excellence, a diverse student body, and many programs and services.


T: 949-451-5414
O: CEC 7

Office Hours

In-Person (On-Campus)

 Monday - Thursday  9 am - 4:30 pm​

Virtual (via Cranium Cafe)

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  9 am - 4:30 pm​
 Thursday ​ 9 am - 6 pm​

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