New Students

You’re a New Student if you’ve never taken classes at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley college as a college student. New students, regardless of their educational background and goal, must apply for admission.

  1. Submit an Application
  2. Apply for Financial Aid (optional)
  3. Complete Matriculation (if required) *
  4. Set up Email Forwarding
  5. Register for Classes
  6. Pay all Registration Fees
* Note: Most New Students are required to complete matriculation. Matriculation is required for all qualifying educational goals.

Only one admission application is needed to take classes at both Saddleback and Irvine Valley Colleges. By completing your application here, Saddleback College will be your College of Record. You must complete matriculation at the college where you applied (college of record).

Important Deadlines

For important application dates and deadlines, read Application Dates for New Students

Online Classes

Taking an Online class? Before starting your application, please read application tips and requirements for online learning.