IVC/SC Student Research Symposium FAQs


Who may participate?

All Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College students in good standing (enrolled in at least 3 units, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0) may apply to participate as a presenter or moderator. All Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College students and their friends and family may attend.

Do I have to be an Honors Program student to participate?

No. You need only to be currently enrolled at either Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College  (or both!) and in good standing as a student.

How much does it cost to attend, moderate, or present at the symposium?


Will it be virtual?

Yes. We expect to have both livestream and video options available. It will be on Zoom.

Does my research have to be complete?

No. We allow preliminary, advanced stage, and complete research to be presented.

What presentation formats are allowed?

Oral presentations: Individual or group
Completed research
In-Progress research
Preliminary-Stage research 
Poster presentations


Must I have a faculty mentor approve my application to present or moderate?



What's the deadline, and how do I apply to present?

The deadline is Monday, October 19th at 11:45 PM. You apply by submitting a 200- to 250-word summary ("abstract") of your research, along with a 25-word description of it, a title, and three to four sources listed in APA or MLA format, as appropriate. The submission site is here.


I have a different question. How do I get it answered?

Email Prof. Rosenberg at arosenberg@saddleback.edu, because she should have thought of it. 

More FAQs will be answered as they are discovered!