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Getting Started at IVC and Money Matters

Admissions and Records

Provides help with:

  • Placement
  • Matriculation
  • Registration
  • Transcripts
  • Graduation information

Visit Admissions and Records

IVC Financial Aid Office

Providing access to higher education:

  • Financial aid resources to meet costs of attending college
  • In-person financial aid workshops to provide direct support with FAFSA completion
  • Literacy training on financial aid opportunities  
  • Online processing to complete entire financial aid process

Visit Financial Aid

AB 540 and DACA Resources

DACA provides people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines the opportunity to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. If you are a Dreamer and need additional information or support, please visit this resource.

IT Support and HelpDesk

Phone and online chat support available for:

  • Login issues 
  • Canvas 
  • Email
  • Printing 
  • Phone: 949-451-5696

Technology Services Help Desk

Safety and Wellness

Campus Police

Provides a safe environment on campus for students, faculty and guests.

  • Patrol campus
  • Take crime and incident reports 
  • Conduct investigations 
  • Assistance in starting vehicles with dead batteries 
  • Help obtain lockout or other assistance for on-campus vehicles
  • Lost and Found
  • Phone: 949-451-5200
  • Email:
  • Location: CP100 (Campus Police station is next to Lot 8 and the baseball field. 30 min. parking is available.)

Visit Campus Police

Food Resource Center

The Food Resource Center is a FREE, confidential service aiming to provide registered students with the appropriate resources to manage a sufficient, healthy diet. All students are encouraged to stop by and learn how this resource can support them.

  • Free protein packs and sandwiches* (while supplies last—other pick-up locations on campus also available)
  • One week’s worth of free pantry items
  • Short-term food relief
  • Help applying for CalFresh benefits 
  • Information on community resources
  • Meal plans and nutritional advice
  • Phone: 949-451-5221
  • Location: B 105B (entrance faces parking lot outside the Bookstore)

Visit the Food Resource Center

Health and Wellness Center

Providing physical and mental health services for students, faculty and staff:

  • Physicians and Registered Nurses (RNs) offer basic outpatient services for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injuries
  • Appointments available
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Phone: 949-451-5221
  • Video Phone: 949-333-0260
  • Location: SSC150 (moving this spring)

Visit the Health and Wellness Center

Sexual Harassment Process

What should I do if a friend or I have been sexually assaulted at a campus site?

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. If this is an emergency, call 911.
  • You can also call Campus Police at 949-451-5234.
  • You can report the incident to the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7000 and/or to Dr. Martha McDonald, vice president for student services and Title IX officer, at 949-451-5214.
  • If the incident happened outside Irvine, contact the police department for that area.
  • If you wish to pursue a complaint against the alleged perpetrator, or if you wish to discuss your options, contact Dr. Martha McDonald, vice president for student services and Title IX officer, at 949-451-5214.
  • If the incident involves IVC faculty or staff, first file a complaint with the Office of Student Services then file a complaint with Human Resources for South Orange County Community College District at 949-582-4850.

Martha McDonald, EdD
Vice President for Student Services
Title IX Officer
Phone: 949-451-5214

Anne Chua

Manager, Office of Student Services
Title IX Investigator
Phone: 949-451-5231

Angel Hernandez, EdD
Dean, Counseling Services
Title IX Deputy Officer
Phone: 949-451-5410

Nancy Montgomery, RN, MSN
Director, Health and Wellness Center
Title IX Deputy Officer

Information for Victims

Student-in-Need Request/ CARE Report

If you, or someone you know, needs additional support, please fill out a form at the link provided.  Use this form, if you have a concern about:

  • Academics
  • Food 
  • Housing
  • Finances
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Endangerment
  • Other concerns
Student Complaint Process

Irvine Valley College is dedicated to providing quality programs and services to our students. Please use this form to compliment, complain about, or comment on any service or experience at Irvine Valley College.

The Laser Café

Grill, daily specials, snacks, prepackaged salads and sandwiches, coffee, soda, ice-cream
ASIVC Student Members receive 10% discount with the ASIVC Acess on their student ID card.

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Homework Help and Computer Labs


Central study space for students:

  • Research and citation help
  • In-class library orientations for faculty
  • Library workshops for students
  • Computer workstations
  • Textbook Reserves
  • Printers and scanners 
  • Group study rooms
  • Front Desk Phone: 949-451-5761 
  • Librarian Phone: 949-451-5266 
  • Email:

Visit the Library

Language Acquisition Center (LAC)

Helps ESL and AESL students make the most of their English language learning experience at IVC:

  • ½-unit language conference
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Computer lab
  • Grammar support software
  • Language workshops
  • Phone: 949-451-5580
  • Location: B 354

Visit the Language Acquisition Center

Math Center

Free tutoring for all math classes:

  • Saturday hours from 8 am until 1:50 pm
  • Workshops for Math 3B and Math 124 on Fridays
  • Solutions Manuals and Textbooks are available for students to use within the Math Center
  • Access to computers to work on projects and the use of Maple for Math 24 and 26
  • Small study group is available
  • Phone: 949-451-7561
  • Location: B 363

Visit the Math Center

Student Success Center

Provides FREE in-person and online tutoring services for most classes at IVC:

  • Enroll by visiting the Student Success Center
  • Limited to one hours per week per subject (maximum 3 subjects)
  • Students enrolled in DSPS, EOPS, re-entry program, Guardian Scholars, and Veterans qualify for additional tutoring hours
  • Online tutoring available 24/7
  • Computers stations available for classes requiring specialized software
  • Printer stations and 3D printer

Visit the Student Success Center

Writing Center

Help with reading and writing for writing, humanities, social science courses, and college application essays*

  • One-on-one conference with an English instructor
  • Help with analysis and interpretation
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Computers for academic purposes
  • Printing

*students must enroll in the Writing Center course to use this resource

  • Phone: 949-451-5249
  • Location: Liberal Arts (LA) 103

Visit the Writing Center

Student Activities


The Associated Student Government of IVC represents students through campus governance and helps students develop leadership skills. Joining ASIVC allows you to participate in campus events, clubs, and more!

  • Access to ASIVC Student Lounge, Game Room, Computer Lab, and Little Free Library
  • Access to ASIVC sponsored events 
  • DISCOUNTS on Regal Cinema tickets, theme park tickets, and other events
  • 10% off clothing & gifts at the bookstore
  • FREE scantrons & green books (limited number)
  • Eligibility for Associated Students Scholarships
  • Meets REQUIRED Campus Extra-Curricular Club and/or Co-Curricular Membership Eligibility component
  • Phone: 949-451-5507 or 949-451-5442
  • Email:
  • Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) in parking lot 10


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Additional Student Support Services

Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

DSPS provides academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and support services to students with a disability, enabling them to fully participate and benefit from an equitable college experience.    

Participation is voluntary and all student information is confidential.  Services and accommodations are based on a verified disability, counselor’s recommendations and an interactive process, which may include the following:

  • Alternate Media 
  • Disability Management Counseling
  • Extended Academic Tutoring
  • Note Taking Services
  • Test Proctoring
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Phone: 949-451-5630
  • Video Phone: (949) 333-0595
  • Email:
  • Location: SSC 171

Visit DSPS

EOPS & CARE Programs

Provides educational opportunities, encouragement, and support services

  • Book loans
  • Emergency loans
  • Direct student grants
  • Free IVC parking permits and ASIVC memberships
  • UC and CSU application fee waivers
  • Emergency gas, food, and bus assistance
  • Priority registration
  • Short-term and long-term academic planning
  • Study skills workshops
  • Assistance with admission applications
  • Referral services (child care, taxes)
  • Registration assistance
  • Phone: 949-451-5243
  • Email:
  • Location: Student Services Center, Room SSC 220

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The counseling faculty assists students in clarifying their needs, making personal and academic decisions, setting goals and dealing effectively with personal obstacles.

The relationship between the student and counselor is confidential.

  • Phone: 949-451-5319
  • Location: Student Services Center, Room SSC 210 (2nd floor)

Visit the Counseling Center

Transfer Center

Irvine Valley College’s Transfer Center prepares and empowers students, especially underrepresented and disadvantaged students, for a successful transfer to the four-year university. 

Visit the Transfer Center

Career Center

The Career and Job Placement Center is happy to assist currently enrolled students with each step of your job search in a variety of ways. Our focus is to lend assistance to students in their career development and to transition them from college life into productive employment.

  • Phone: 949-451-5431
  • Location: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 230 (2nd floor)

Visit the Career Center

International Student Center

Provides services designed to support the unique needs of IVC’s F-1 visa/ international students.

  • Academic Counseling
  • Admissions
  • Immigration Advising 
  • Social Programming/Activities
  • Phone: 949-451-5414
  • Email:
  • Location: CEC 7

Visit the International Student Center

Adult ESL Center (AESL)

Provides specialized services to English language learners who have various vocational, community, personal, and academic goals:

  • Assistance navigating campus environment and resources
  • Matriculation assistance: application, placement, orientation, advisement, registration
  • Learning and cultural events
  • Academic counseling
  • Bilingual staff always available

Visit the AESL Center


ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC is one of the college’s premier culturally-infused academic support programs that aims to provide equitable learning experiences that value achievement, transfer, and empowerment of all interested students.  Recognizing the importance of a student’s culture, history, and identity, ELEVATE’s  C.R.E.E.D. fosters Community, Respect, Empowerment, Empathy, & Diversity.

  • A first-year experience and mentorship program
  • A volunteer and leadership program
  • Project-based learning and service-learning initiatives
  • Local and national scholarship opportunities
  • Attendance to academic and leadership conferences
  • Opportunities for professional networks and internships
  • Phone: 949-451-5346 
  • Email:
  • Location: CAANAPI Learning Center B353

Visit Elevate AAPI @ IVC


Puente Program

An academic, counseling and mentoring program of support for students with a focus on Latinx culture, history, contexts:

  • Linked learning community of English, Counseling and History courses
  • Community mentorship program 
  • Field trips to 4-year universities and cultural 
  • Annual Student Leadership Conference
Re-Entry Program

Helping students 25 years and older succeed at IVC and beyond:

  • Counseling
  • Workshops related to financial aid, stress and time management, goal setting, study skills, and balancing work, family, and school 
  • Networking opportunities (orientations, support groups, open houses, and more!)
  • Phone: 949-451-5676
  • Location: SSC 230 (Career and Transfer Center)

Visit the Re-Entry Center

Veterans Services Center

Supporting veterans to transition and succeed at IVC and beyond:

  • Free tutoring services for English & Math
  • Priority with registration
  • Veteran Psychological Services 
  • Food
  • VSOC Counselor on-site
  • Specific providers for EOPS, Financial Aid, DSPS
  • Phone: 949-451-5296
  • Location: SSC 120 (Student Services Center)

Visit the Veterans Services Center