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Greetings Campus Community,

Have you ever had to wait in line in order to buy your parking permit for IVC? Well, now you don't have to!

The Campus Safety and Parking Control Department is proud to announce a new online parking permit ordering and delivery process. This system, provided by Parking Plus, enables our students to order their semester parking permit online and have the permit mailed directly to them.

From the IVC Homepage, follow these steps:

  • Click on For Students
  • Click on the WebSTAR link (you'll have to login at this point with your G#/PIN)
  • Click on the Student Services Menu
  • Click on Student Records
  • Click on Order Parking Permit

When you order your permit, please be prepared to enter the following personal and vehicle information you will be using the permit with:

  • Student ID #
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle year
  • Vehicle color
  • Vehicle license plate
  • Credit card information

Summer permit fees are $15 for vehicles and $12.00 for motorcycles.

Note: Immediately after purchasing your parking permit online, you have the option to print a temporary 10-day pass while you wait for your parking permit to arrive in the mail.

Please contact the Campus Safety and Parking Control Department at 760-355-6308 if you have any questions or encounter any parking difficulties.

By KARINA LOPEZ
IVPress Staff Writer
April 26, 2013

IMPERIAL — For the up-and-coming artists in the Imperial Valley, Ernesto Yerena is proof hard work and innovation can move the masses.

The local artist has worked with Shepard Fairy of Obey Giant and Zack de la Rocha of rock band Rage Against the Machine on an "Immigration Reform Now!" campaign.

In an effort to help inspire future artists, Yerena presented to a group of students at the Juanita Lowe Art Gallery at Imperial Valley College here Wednesday.

"(The presentation) was really interesting," said Danielle Grass, a 23-year-old IVC art student. "I've never see art like that."

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved changes that will establish system-wide enrollment priorities designed to ensure classes are available for students seeking job training, degree attainment or transfer and to reward students who make progress toward their educational goals.

I. What are the new criteria?

1. Students must matriculate - complete Mathematics and English assessment (or provide approved alternative), and complete college orientation & advisement.
2. Students must have an education plan.
3. Continuing students must be in good academic standing (2.0 G.P.A.) and have not exceeded 100 units (not including units in basic English, basic Math or English as a Second Language). We encourage students on probation to seek help to improve their academic standing. Students nearing 100 units should carefully plan their remaining courses.

II. Will students who currently get priority, based on California Community College regulations continue to get priority?

Active-duty military and veterans, current and former foster youth, followed by students in Extended Opportunity Programs and Services and Disabled Students Programs and Services will continue to have first priority for registration if they meet the same criteria listed above.

III. What if I don't meet the new criteria?

Students that don't meet the above criteria will enroll after the students who have earned priority.

IV. What if I am a concurrently enrolled high school student?

California Community College regulations require that concurrently enrolled high school students receive a low enrollment date so as not to displace adult students.

As a service to the Imperial Valley College campus community, the Student Health Center is providing you with an online subscription to Student Health 101! Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine created just for students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help you gain a better understanding of personal health and wellness challenges so that you can make better decisions about your health.

Access this month's current issue here:
http://readsh101.com/imperial.html

Applications for the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters are now being accepted!

In an effort to immediately address the overcrowding of the Imperial Valley College (IVC) Express bus routes from the City of Calexico to the IVC Campus between the hours of 6:28 A.M. and 8:30 A.M., Monday through Thursday, First Transit Inc. (IVT Operator) has agreed to provide one additional IVC Express bus trip in the morning for no additional cost to ICTC. The additional IVC Express trip will begin Monday February 11, 2013 through February 28, 2013. ICTC and First Transit, Inc. are finalizing agreements to continue the additional IVC Express bus trip from March 1, 2013 through the remainder of the spring semester, that ends on Friday May 10, 2013.

The additional IVC Express bus trip will run Monday through Thursday beginning at 7:00 AM at the Hacienda bus stop in Calexico, and arrive at the IVC Campus at approximately 7:47 A.M. First Transit Inc. and ICTC will continue to monitor the IVC Express bus route service together with all other IVT routes throughout the region.
IVT Bus Schedules - will be available on-line at www.ivtransit.com.

For more information please contact: IVT at (760) 482-2900 or ICTC at (760) 592-4494.

Imperial Valley College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications.

Login Instructions

The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
Web: http://www.enrollmentverify.org  
Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, Virginia 20171

Your IVC Student Email Account should be already created (or will be created automatically for you very soon)! Please visit the following page on the Student Portal for more information about how you can access your student email account: https://my.imperial.edu/student-email.

From now on, IVC students will be expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with college-related communications.Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Do not rely on any courtesy email forwarding or other means to ensure you are receiving important IVC information! The best strategy is to get accustomed to checking this email account at least once a day while a student at IVC, especially during critical times such as registration.

Beginning Fall 2011 each Financial Aid student will be evaluated EVERY SEMESTER for satisfactory progress and a MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME policy will go into effect which will limit the amount of time a student can receive Financial Aid. For more details, please view the flyer about the new Financial Aid policies.

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