For more information A group of 12 IVUP Ambassadors greeted parents and students during the two day orientation. For more information The SDSU Student Research Symposium is an annual contest on SDSU main campus to showcase the research by students. For more information The international educational travel activity on the U.S.-México border sponsored by the USDA-HSI & SDSU-IVCampus Partnership. To read more Margarita De Necochea’s after death, her support of youths and education continues as two IVUP students received scholarships. To read more Victoria Carrillo faced with an amazing opportunity offered through USDA-HSI National Program and SDSU-IV Campus Partnership.
 To read more 102 Freshmen students from the valley entered their first year of the IVUP program beginning at IVC and SDSU. To read more Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University and Imperial County Office of Education signed MOU establishing the IVUP. To read more The IVUP goal is to offer Imperial Valley students an accessible, affordable, high quality education with a Bachelor’s degree in 4 years. To read more

Welcome to IVUP!

Welcome to IVUP!


The Imperial Valley University Partnership (IVUP) is an innovative educational initiative undertaken by Imperial Valley College (IVC), the Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) and San Diego State University’s Imperial Valley Campus (SDSU-IV) that offers Imperial Valley students an accessible, and affordable, high quality education with a clear path to a Bachelor’s degree in four years. IVUP accepts eligible students every fall semester into its new cohort.


IVUP offers:

  • Access to priority registration
  • A cohort structure
  • Close mentoring and advising
  • The opportunity to stay local and save money
  • The following majors:
    • Criminal Justice
    • History
    • Liberal Studies (focus in Literacy, Math or Science)
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Spanish* (*The Spanish major is only open for students who have taken AP Spanish  
      Language and have obtained a score of 3 or higher).


The fall 2015 admission applications period is now open.
The admission application filing period for fall 2015 is from October 1 to November 30, 2014.

 For more information see the About IVUP or I Want to Apply sections on this website. If you would like to download the IVUP Brochure, please click here.