Student Success & Support Program
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Student Success & Support Program (SSSP)
Welcome to Imperial Valley College we are excited to incorporate the Student Success and Support Program into the IVC student experience.
The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) supports the transition of new students into the college by providing them services that promote academic achievement and successful completion of degrees, transfer preparation, career technical education certificates, or career advancement.
Wondering what all of this means? Well, let us break it down for you.
Student Success Requirements
As a part of SSSP, new students are required to complete the following core services: placement testing (Assessment), orientation, and advisement. These services must be completed in order for a student to access their priority registration time:
Placement Testing (Assessment)
You must take placement tests in math, English, or ESL prior to registering at IVC. The placement test is available at the Assessment Center in building 400 room 401. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY; however, you MUST arrive during testing hours to allow enough time to complete all tests. View the testing schedule at Testing Schedule. You MUST bring a valid photo ID card and have an IVC Student ID (G) number.
If you recently completed placement tests and/or completed English, math, or another course that meets a prerequisite requirement at a regionally accredited college, you may be exempt from taking IVC's placement tests. To determine your eligibility, contact the Assessment Center at (760) 355-6447.
Students who require disability accommodations for placement test can contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at (760) 355-6313.
New Student Orientation
New school, new people, new instructors, new course material. We get anxious just thinking about it, so we can only imagine how you feel. that is why we developed the IVC student online orientation. The online orientation is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the tools you need to succeed and to help facilitate your transition and integration into the college learning environment. By participating in the orientation you will:
- Learn what it means to be a student at Imperial Valley College and to be part of this unique and innovative community
- Be more familiar with the academic resources that are available to you to help you succeed
- Feel more comfortable with campus processes such as registration, math and English placement exams, and paying tuition
- Learn more about campus life outside of class
- Feel more confident about your transition to Imperial Valley College
It's tough work creating your course schedule on you own. Our Counseling team is prepared to assist you. Counselors will work with you during scheduled appointments, educational planning workshops, and/or orientation to help you create your academic plan.
An abbreviated plan is usually best for incoming new students as well as for students who are not quite sure about which major they wish to declare. These plans provide one or two semesters of recommended courses to take based on your educational goals (and placement test results).
Once a student feels confident that they know what course of study (major) they wish to pursue, we suggest they schedule an apointment with a counselor to complete a comprehensive student education plan. This plan provides students with all the necessary coursework that should be taken at IVC to pursue their educational goals. It is important to note that comprehenstive education plans must be completed by the third semester but no later than completing 15 degree applicable units.
Our faculty and staff are excited to welcome you to the IVC family. We strive to help all students achieve their educational goals and believe that completing these core services are the first steps to doing just that!