Parents and Families
Make MVC the first step of student's college journey
Moreno Valley College is a two-year community college located in the heard of California's Inland Empire offering associate degrees, career certificates, and direct paths to University of California and California State University transfer. As part of a three-college District, students enrolled at MVC can take classes at Norco College and Riverside City College.
The MVC Experience
At MVC, your student will have the option to not only pursue studies they are passionate about, but the support they need to accomplish their academic and career goals. From free tutoring to study space, MVC Mountain Lions receive academic support from their first day to their last. Additionally, we offer assistance with job hunts, creating a resume, connecting with apprenticeships and internships.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution, our student profile is 64% Hispanic, 15% white non-Hispanic and 10% black/African American. We focus on serving our students equitably, with an emphasis on breaking down barriers for low income, first generation and underserved student groups.
A Worthwhile Step
Some of MVC's transfer partners include:
- California State University, San Bernardino
- University of California, Riverside
- Cal Baptist University
- University of Redlands
The MVC Impact
Support Your Student
The college application process at MVC is simple, but varies based on a student's prior college experience. We've laid out step-by-step guides to walk students through the process of applying, sending in transcripts and more. Simply choose the type of student (new/first-time, returning, transferring, military/veteran) that best fits.
Financial Aid is designed to be used as a supplemental income for educational expenses and helps make college affordable. Financial aid encompasses direct aid through federal or state grants, loans, and scholarships. For most MVC students, state and federal aid cover the cost of tuition and loans should not be needed. Plus, scholarship opportunities are offered annually from Moreno Valley College, the Riverside Community College District Foundation, and from regional organizations.
MVC also offers a Promise program that pays for the first year of college tuition. Your student may qualify.
Choosing a program of study and future career can be daunting. At MVC, we're passionate about helping students find the best path for them. Students can browse our fields of interest to discover the programs of study that align with their interests and goals. Plus, interested students can also take a free 60-question survey to discover the best programs and careers based on their learning style and interests.
Career and Transfer
MVC's career and transfer services include access to academic counselors to discover available career paths, jobs, internships, apprenticeships, educational directions and transfer opportunities. Students can tailor their education to their dream career or prepare for their ideal university program.
MVC's programs of study are organized into academic schools to better offer students an advising, counseling and support system tailored to their academic and career needs. Each school has a dedicated engagement center with a success team consisting of counselors, faculty and educational advisors, and more — all designed to keep you on track. All six of MVC's schools are ready to assist students with planning our their college experience, defining and setting realistic goals, and more.
MVC Lions are entitled to free academic support for the entirety of their enrollment. From two hours of free tutoring per week per course to essay writing and mathematics assistance, we strive to ensure students have the assistance they need to succeed in classes.
ASMVC represents student organizations, activities and government on campus. Comprised of students, these leaders advocate for student needs on campus, plan exciting activities, lead clubs, and participate in campus governance to ensure that no student goes unheard. ASMVC is entirely student-funded and any student can get involved.
There are approximately twenty clubs and organizations representing a wide variety of academic and career pursuits, as well as special interests. Enrolled students with paid student services fees (which ensures clubs have the funds to function) are able to participate and benefit from club involvement.
Moreno Valley College has two locations: our main campus and the Ben Clark Education Center. Use our online and interactive maps to figure out where classes and services are located.
Hungry? Stop by the Lion's Den and Coffee Cub. Offerings include freshly prepared meals, vegetarian and vegan options, grab and go fare, snacks, drinks, artisan coffee, baked-daily pastries and cookies, and more.
On campus or online, the MVC Bookstore is the place to buy essentials like technology, MVC merchandise, textbooks, graduation regalia and more.
From textbook borrowing, access to information databases, copying and printing services, computers, study rooms, laptop and hotspot loans, and more, the MVC Library has services and resources to help students complete their studies affordably.
Parking MVC is similar to parking in any busy metropolitan or downtown area. We offer a mix of student and employee permit parking, pay-by-hour, and limited short-term visitor parking. Fees collected from permits help maintain our parking lots and campus safety services. All students and visitors are expected to follow parking rules.
MyPortal offers students a one-stop location for enrollment, purchasing parking permits, accessing college transcripts and more.
EduNav allows students to plan and register for all courses in a guided, intuitive system personalized to their needs and preferences. Plus, EduNav helps students visualize their pathway to graduation, term by term - and understand how any changes to their plan affect their college completion timeline.
Every MVC student receives a student email address after registration. College communications come through student email only.
Most classes post lecture resources, notes, discussion assignments and assignments online in Canvas, MVC's chosen learning management system.
MVC strives to address all dimensions of wellness, including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational and financial. Students receive on-campus preventative health care, free mental health counseling, interactive wellness workshops, referrals to local services, and more.
MVC's campus safety is ensured by the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Safety and Police Department. RCCD Police is a POST-certified agency.
Life after MVC
One out of every 50 jobs in MVC's service area is supported by the activities of the College and our students. After graduation, your student becomes one of MVC's amazing alumni. Beyond the ability to seamlessly move into California's world-renowned university systems, your student will have received an education responsive to our region's economic needs.
Moreno Valley College takes pride in providing robust support services and scholarship opportunities. We take the financial, academic and personal support of our students to a new level. We distribute nearly a million dollars of student aid each year. Plus, our comprehensive Promise program enables first-time students to receive a year of free college tuition. Your support is essential to ensuring our students have as many opportunities as possible.