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The Student Equity & Achievement Program (SEA) is Imperial Valley College's hub for matriculation and equity, ensuring a smooth and equitable transition to college and maintained support for all students throughout their journey at IVC. We validate that many historically underrepresented students face disproportionate barriers to academic success and we are dedicated to removing those barriers. The SEA team will be some of the first friendly faces you meet, whether it's at your local high school, on zoom, or within your transition back to college. We serve all students and take pride in advocating for our students who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black or African American, Veteran, Disabled, Foster Youth, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated, and Student-Athletes.

SEA will provide students with:

  • Equity-Minded Supportive Services
  • Assistance Applying to IVC
  • ESL/Accuplacer Testing
  • Assistance Completing IVC's Orientation
  • Academic/Career Counseling
  • Assistance with DegreeWorks and Registering
  • Hardship Assistance/Referrals
  • Advocacy for Students who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black or African American, Veteran, Disabled, Foster Youth, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated, and Student-Athletes.

The SEA Program at IVC is recognized as a best-practice by the California Community College's Chancellor's Office and is home to the following programs: 

  • Basic Needs Initiative
  • IVC Kitchen & Farm-to-Table Initiative
  • Military & Veteran Success Center
  • PUENTE Project
  • Resilient Scholars Program
  • Restorative Justice Program

 

Location: Building 401 (Due to COVID-19 closures, we are open remotely and can digitally respond to you)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Contact us: Choose your advocate below

 

SEA Matriculation/Basic Needs Specialists: Help with IVC application, orientation, course registration, ESL testing, Accuplacer, password reset, or general questions about IVC. Advocates for high school seniors and first-year IVC students to ensure a smooth and successful transition to campus. We can also help with life hardship interfering with your academic success, food assistance, housing referrals, hygiene kits, loaner textbooks/laptops/Wifi devices, IVC Kitchen, and the Lending Library. Advocates for students experiencing homelessness, disabilities, housing insecurity, food insecurity, former incarceration, LGBTQIA+, veteran, Black or African American, and foster youth.

  • Izamar Valdivia, (760) 355-6450, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ana Velazquez, (760) 355-5747, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jordy Cardenas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rafael Montano, (760) 355-5711, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Elizabeth Sanchez, (760) 355- 5727, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Xavier Reyna, (760) 355 - 6247, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEA Counselors: Help with academic course and career advisement, comprehensive educational plans, and general IVC questions. Advocates for students to be informed of their career and learning pathways and to stay on track for graduation and/or transfer. 

  • Mireya Felix, 760-355-5726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Diana Barrios, 760-355-5725, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jovan Rodriguez, 760-355-6258, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Maggie Vizcarra, 760-359-8293, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Monica Minor, 760-355-5716, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Norma Scott, 760-355-5706, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Norma Nunez, 760-355-6216, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Camila Collado, (760) 355-5733, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Guadalupe Torres, (760) 355-6278, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEA Military Affiliated Specialists: Help with incoming and current military-affiliated students and dependents, information regarding benefits, certifications, GI Bill, and community referrals. Counselor provides academic and career advisement and comprehensive educational plans. Advocates for all military-affiliated students and dependents to ensure successful graduation and/or transfer.

  • Ana Velazquez, 760-355-5747, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Norma Scott, 760-355-5706, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Joann Green, 760-355-6141, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

During COVID-19 do you provide testing for English as a Second Language (ESL) students?

Yes. If you are in need of Accuplacer testing, we offer in-person testing on campus by appointment only. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 760-355-6450 to schedule your visit to campus.

Do you offer GED testing at IVC and how can I retrieve my GED transcripts and diploma?

Unfortunately, Imperial Valley College is no longer a GED Testing Center. Test-takers can register online through the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM GED (392-6433) or online at: www.GEDcomputer.com. Pearson VEU will provide students with an active Testing Center once the student completes the online process at www.GEDcomputer.com. If you need to request official GED transcripts or diploma click below:

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