The California Community College System is the largest system of higher education in the world with 110 campuses. Community colleges offer a smooth transition to a four-year institution.
For many students, the community college offers a quality lower-division academic or vocational college education at value prices.
Associate degree programs in arts and sciences
Certificate programs in arts, sciences, technical, and occupational fields
Credit and non-credit classes
Remedial or "catch-up" classes
Community education classes
For more information on the California Community Colleges, visitwww.cccco.edu.
When to Apply:
Irvine Valley College: IVC has introduced a new registration program called Freshman Advantage for incoming students. Students who complete all 5 steps (in order) by April 15th will register before current IVC students:
It is extremely important for students who are considering transferring to work closely with their community college counselors at the time of admission to discuss this goal. If you know the specific campus or major you want to target, you will be more successful in transferring courses. Students should balance their course load by taking both general education courses and lower division courses in their proposed major. In addition, many community colleges offer transfer guarantee programs for specific universities. Refer to the college catalogue of the institution you wish to transfer to and check transfer requirements. Visit the web-based ASSIST student transfer information system for more information about the transfer process. Admissions officers look at several factors, including:
Completed transferrable coursework.
A college GPA of 2.o (for CSU) or 2.4 (for UC). Some impacted majors and campuses may require a higher GPA.
Whether or not you are in "good standing" at your last college.
Some campuses also require you to complete certain English and math courses with a grade of ”C”or higher.