The Student-Centered CVC Exchange

The CVC Exchange is an innovative tool that allows students currently enrolled in a California Community College to instantly enroll in online courses offered at eligible colleges without filling out a separate application.

Students can be confident they can get the class they need thanks to real-time seat counts. Additionally, financial aid and academic transcripts are automatically transferred between the two schools.

No additional costs
Online courses through CVC Exchange are the same cost as a student’s local college. There are no additional costs to use this service.

How to get started
To get started, students must search for online classes using the CVC Exchange’s search engine, located at To accommodate a student’s unique needs, courses can be searched by CSU GE, IGETC, substitute course, or keyword. Search results contain both courses eligible for instant enrollment and those that require a separate application.

Classes marked Add Class
Classes marked Add Class are eligible for instant enrollment. To enroll, students are prompted to enter a brief set of personal data and consent to data sharing. The data is then electronically transferred between the two colleges. Before enrollment is complete, students must pay for the class and may indicate they are using financial aid to do so.

Any classes students take via the CVC Exchange will all appear in a combined Canvas dashboard. Students will log into Canvas using their Home College credentials and all of their Exchange courses will be there.

Classes marked Apply Now
Classes marked Apply Now are not eligible for instant enrollment, but students may still enroll by filling out an application via CCC Apply.

The CVC Exchange benefits students by allowing them to enroll in transfer courses not currently available at their home college to complete their general education requirements, including those looking to transfer to a four-year university—all without needing to fill out a separate application for each college.