WELCOME TO VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
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.
VVC International Student Requirements
All international students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration for classes. An international student attending on a non-immigrant student visa (F-l) is required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to maintain full-time student status. This requires a completion of a minimum of 12 units for each semester in attendance.
A certificate of eligibility for non-immigrant (F-l) student status will be issued by the Admissions Office only after the following documents are received and approved:
- International Student Application
- F1 Visa Student Agreement
- Financial Certification
- A minimum score of 500 written, 173 computer-based or 61 Internet-based on English proficiency tests such as the TOEFL and 5.0 IELTS.
- Health Questionnaire
- High School Transcripts
- College Transcripts (if applicable). Transcripts must include an official English translation by an approved evaluation service
- $100 deposit
Tuition set by the California State Legislature must be paid in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- International Placement Homestay Program -http://isphomestays.com/
- Apartments/Home Rentals -
(All amounts shown in USD)
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
Where can I get more information about:
- Victor Valley College – www.vvc.edu
Universities that I can transfer to:
California State University, San Bernardino – www.csusb.edu
California State University, Fullerton – www.fullerton.edu
University of California, Riverside – www.ucr.edu
University of California, Irvine – www.uci.edu
University of California, Los Angeles – www.ucla.edu
Victor Valley Communities
City of Victorville - http://ci.victorville.ca.us/
Town of Apple Valley - http://www.applevalley.org/
City of Hesperia - http://www.cityofhesperia.us/
- Victor Valley Transit Authority - www.vvta.org
Thank you for discovering Victor Valley College and welcome to our world!Greta Moon
Director, Admissions and RecordsVictor Valley CollegeEmail: Greta.Moon@vvc.edu
Phone: (760) 245-4271 ext. 2373
Last Updated 3/4/17