Steps to Enrollment - Students Residing Outside the U.S.

If you live outside the U.S. and you’d like to come to VVC, here are the steps you must take. You can also download an application checklist that covers these steps.

Visit the International Students webpage for more information.

 

Download the PDF

1. APPLY

  • Complete your application online on the CCCApply website. Create an account using a personal email or log in if you already have an account. Remember to write down and save your Student ID number.
    • Allow 2-3 business days for your application to be processed and to receive a Welcome VVC email with your student identification number.

2. GATHER TRANSCRIPTS AND EVALUATIONS

  • We will need official transcripts or notarized copies from your high school, as well as any colleges or universities you have attended – either in the U.S. or abroad. Official sealed TRANSCRIPTS from other colleges/universities attended must be either emailed or mailed to: emailed from the institution to admissions@vvc.edu or mailed to Victor Valley College Admissions and Records Office, 18422 Bear Valley Road Victorville, CA 92395.We also need proof that you have had these transcripts evaluated by an accepted evaluation company from this list.
Acronym Evaluation Service Contact
APIE Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc www.apie.org
ACEI Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute www.acei-global.org
ACREVS Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Services www.acerevs.com
AERC American Education Research Corporation www.aerc-eval.com
ECE Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. www.ece.org
ERES Educational Records Evaluation Service www.eres.com
FCSA Foreign Credential Services of America www.foreigncredientials.org
FCSA-WEST Foreign Credential Services of American West, Monterey, CA www.foreigncredentials.org
IERF International Education Research Foundation, Inc. Credentials Evaluation Service www.ierf.org
WES Word Education Services www.wes.org

 

3. GATHER YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST SCORES

  • Since classes at Victor Valley College are taught in English, proficiency is required for students whose native language is not English. Test scores allow us to accurately advise students into classes that will offer the best opportunity for success. Depending on your scores, you may be admitted to our academic programs or required to enter our English as a Second Languages (ESL) program to continue building your English skills. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
    • TOEFL: 97 (Internet-Based test) *subject to change
    • IELTS: Band 7 range *subject to change

4. COMPILE FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • We want to make sure your education won’t be interrupted by a lack of finances, so we require proof that you have at least $22,700 U.S. dollars of financial support. This is the estimated educational and living expense for one year at Victor Valley College. If you’re bringing family, we will need proof of an additional $1,000 for your spouse and $500 for each dependent.

Based on your sponsor’s status, provide us the following:

  • Sponsor Financial Information (maximum (2) sponsors per student) Show proof of financial support by completing the required form and provide one (1) additional piece of documentation. All financial information must also include equivalencies in U.S. dollars.
  • Affidavit of Support Form
      • Submit one (1) additional piece of documentation below:
        • The most recent three (3) months of bank statements (checking and savings accounts only) on official bank letterhead from sponsor(s). The ending balance for each month must show the amount of at least $22,700.
        • A statement/letter on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official that certifies the sponsor’s name, average balance, and affirmation that deposits have been made over the last year (letter must be recent as of three (3) months).
        • Most recent U.S. Income Tax Return.

5. APPLY FOR AN I-20

6. F-1 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

7. FILL OUT THE I-20 RELEASE FORM

  • Please note: we will send your international documents according to the delivery mode you have selected on this form. If someone will be picking up documents on your behalf, including their information on this form. If the delivery mode changes, please update this information as soon as possible with International Services.

8. SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS

  • Once you’ve gathered everything above, email scanned copies to admissions@vvc.edu or submit in-person to South Campus, International Student Services.

9. SUBMIT APPLICATION FEE

  • A deposit of $100 is required with the completed application before an I-20 will be issued. This sum will apply toward tuition for the first semester. If for any reason, the student finds he/she cannot attend Victor Valley College, the $100 deposit shall be deemed a processing cost. NO REFUND WILL BE MADE. Methods: Bank check, international money order/bank draft.

10. ACCEPTANCE LETTER AND I-20 TRANSFER

  • Once we receive all of your documents, we will process your file. Documents will be delivered as indicated on the I-20 Release Form. Your SEVIS ID number will appear in the upper right corner of the form, and our school code will be at the bottom of box 2. You’ll need these for the next step.

11. STUDENT ORIENTATION 

Have questions? Online orientation provides an introduction to academic programs and support services to help you succeed.

  • ·After you receive your Welcome email with your VVC student ID# log into MyVVC. Your orientation video can be found in the WebAdvisor App.
  • ·For questions or issues regarding User ID/password information, contact the Help Desk at (760) 245-4271 ext. 2740, via email at helpdesk@vvc.edu or visit them in building 21.

12. PLACEMENT SURVEY

Improve your chances for success! Testing helps ensure proper placement in math and English and allows you to advance more quickly to your goals.

  • The assessment placement consists of a 10-minute video and a short survey. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Login to MyVVC and is located in the WebAdvisor App. Contact the Assessment Center at (760) 245-4271 ext.2367 or at assessment.center@vvc.edu. Hours are subject to change.

13. EDUCATION PLAN

Focus on your goal! Meet with a counselor and complete an educational plan to identify classes that are required to complete your certificate, degree, or transfer program.

  • To schedule an appointment, log into your MyVVC, click on the "Appointments" link, and follow the instructions. (check daily at midnight for new openings). Click here for video demonstration 
  • Check out VVC's Career Coach where you can discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

14. REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Ready to register for classes? Log in to MyVVC and register online for classes on or after your assigned block in the Navigate App.

  • Your registration date will be available in WebAdvisor by selecting “My Registration Dates” approximately one month prior to the start of registration for the term. **There are videos on "How to use Navigate" on Counseling's department webpage.

15. REGISTRATION FEES

Fees are due and payable at the time of registration. Pay in full or enroll in a payment plan through WebAdvisor at the Pay with Payment Plan link to avoid being blocked from registering for other Terms.

Payment Options:

  • Via WebAdvisor: - MyVVC then clicking the WebAdvisor App by using the options of “Pay in Full” or “Pay with a payment plan.” Set up MyVVC Payment Plan.
  • By mail – Mail payment to VVC Bursar’s Office, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, CA 92395-5849 Rev. 4/15/2021
  • In-person – Pay at the Bursar’s Office. One Stop Center (Building 23)

IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THE REGISTRATION OF CLASSES AND PAY FEES. FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES ARE ENFORCED.

16. VVC ID CARD

A VVC ID Card is required for all students and must be presented to access specific classes, computer labs, the weight room, and the library.

  • After you have registered for classes, take a valid I.D. and a copy of your VVC Registration Statement to the Associated Student Body Office in Bldg 44 to receive your VVC ID/ASB card.