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Student Handbook

The Student Handbook offers important information to all students. It contains important dates, information about departments and programs, college terms, Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, how to succeed in college, and much, much more!

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Letter from the President

Dear Student,

PresidentWelcome to Moreno Valley College for the 2019-2020 academic year. Whether you are new to the College or a continuing student, I want you to know that our faculty, staff, and administrators are here for one clearly defined purpose: To do all we can to make your time here productive and successful. In doing that, we will need one urgently needed partner, you.

As happy as we are that you are here, we know that your interest is best served when you are able to get good advice, the right classes, needed help, and complete your educational objective in the least time necessary for entering a productive career or advancing to your next educational objective. Our counseling and instructional faculty and staff are here to guide and prepare you for entering your chosen university or assisting you in planning for an appropriate career.

Your choices and opportunities are many. It behooves you and all of us to take advantage of them. As I say often, your success defines our success. We celebrate as you succeed.

Warm best wishes for a successful year ahead!

Robin L. Steinback, Ph.D.


Letter from the Vice President, Student Services

Dear MVC Student,

Vice President, Student ServicesWelcome to the 2019-20 academic year at Moreno Valley College! We are pleased to provide you with this student handbook and planner as a tool to assist you in achieving your educational goal at MVC. We want you to know that your success is a two-way street; it will take you doing your part (including attending class, completing assignments on time, etc.) as well as the college doing ours (including providing support, services, and assistance to help you achieve success). The most important part for you to know is that you are not alone on your educational journey; you have the MVC faculty, staff, and administrators here to assist and support you! I encourage you to make the most of your experience here at MVC by doing the following:

  • Stay organized. Use this planner to schedule study time and to keep track of important dates and deadlines. List all of the due dates for your assignments and exams.
  • Consider being a full-time student. Take as many course as you can handle successfully. If you take between 12-15 units every semester, this will allow you to earn a degree, certificate, and/or transfer much faster than if you enroll part-time. Work with a counselor to balance your course load every semester so your workload is manageable.
  • Complete a comprehensive educational plan. Meet with a counselor so that you have a clear educational goal and that you understand which classes you need to take each semester to achieve it. The sooner you have a plan, the faster you will get on the path to achieve it.
  • Get connected, engaged, and involved on campus while you are here. Students who are involved on campus (participating in a student club, student government, or a student support program) are more successful in reaching their goals, so please take advantage of the excellent programs, services, and resources that we have available at MVC.

I wish you much success and I'm happy you have chosen to pursue your educational goals with us here at Moreno Valley College!


Dyrell Foster, Ed.D.
Vice President, Student Services