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Why choose VVC? | Where is VVC? | How do I apply? | Where will I stay? | How much will it cost?

Information for International Students

Thank you for discovering Victor Valley College and welcome to our world.  We want you to learn with us and have provided the answers to many of the questions you may have about our programs.  You will find on this page links to important services that will make your stay in Southern California more comfortable and links to popular Universities that will make the path to your future more clear.  

 How do I apply and what are VVC’s International Admissions Requirements?

Please note that the application process for international students may be lengthy.  Since the Fall semester begins at the end of August, it would be in your best interest to begin the application process in May.  The Spring semester begins at the beginning of February; therefore, you should begin the application process in November.

Download an International Student Application packet or contact Norma Riley in the Admissions and Records office. She will be happy to provide you with information and send you our International Student Application packet.

Norma Riley

Telephone: 760-245-4271, extension 2537


Why choose Victor Valley College?

Victor Valley College is a part of the 112 Community College system in California. Community colleges in California offer the most affordable way to get a college or University degree.  Victor Valley College provides transferable general education courses that lead to a bachelor’s degree.  Two years here followed by two years at a prestigious University will give you the same degree for a lot less money.

Generally, the Victor Valley is also a very affordable place to live in comparison to larger cities in Southern California. Living expenses will be less expensive here than in Los Angeles.

Where is VVC?

Victor Valley College is located midway between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. San Diego, California is just 2 hours south of us! Daytrips to these destinations are common for local residents.   Our students enjoy beaches, mountains, deserts, and city life close all within an hour of home.   The communities of Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia which surround our campus are full of important and enjoyable amenities too.    Everything you need is here… everything you want is close.

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Where will I stay?

Accommodations of all kinds are available within the communities that surround Victor Valley Community College, but we have no on-campus housing.  You will need to make your own arrangements for your stay here while attending our college.  These local service providers may be of assistance to you:

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How much will it cost?

(All amounts shown in USD)

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A semester of full time education (12 units) at Victor Valley Community College will cost approximately $2,700 for international student tuition.  Books and supplies for these classes will cost approximately $500.   One academic year = two semesters.

  • Application fee : $100 (one time)
  • Nonresident Tuition : $259 per unit
  • Enrollment Fee : $46 per unit
  • Student Center Fee : $10 per year
  • Student Representation fee - $1 per semester

*All fees are subject to change

Note: International students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12.0 units per semester to maintain F-1 visa status. Attendance during Summer sessions is optional.

Living expenses such as housing, meals and transportation are not included.  Books and School supplies may range from $800-$1000 per year.

Estimated monthly living expenses are:

  • Housing - $800
  • Bus transportation - $65

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Where can I get more information about:


Universities that I can transfer to:


Victor Valley Communities




Thank you for discovering Victor Valley College and welcome to our world!

Greta Moon
Director, Admissions and Records
Victor Valley College
Phone: (760) 245-4271 ext. 2373