Orientation & Arrival Information
All new F-1 students are REQUIRED to attend the Orientation Program. During the Orientation Program, students will take all necessary placement tests, meet with the International Student Counselors, select and register for classes, and take the Counseling 100 (Orientation to College) course. The Fall 2013 Orientation Program is scheduled from August 14 to August 30. Admitted students will receive an admission packet with more detailed information on the Orientation Program.
International students can apply for an F-1 visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate in their country within 90 days counting from the reporting date typed on the Form I-20 and enter the U.S. within 30 days from the reporting date. For example: if the reporting date on the I-20 is September 20, then you can apply for the visa as early as June 20 and enter the U.S. as early as August 20. You will need to pay a SEVIS fee and visa application fee, prepare documents, and be interviewed. If your visa application is approved, the U.S. embassy will place a F-1 visa sticker in your passport. You are now ready to purchase your airline ticket and attend De Anza College.
Be prepared to take your placement tests on the first day of the orientation at De Anza College. Placement tests in English, ESL (English as a Second Language), Intermediate Algebra, and Calculus.
For placement tests information and samples, go to the following website: www.deanza.edu/admissions/placement
To find out what a student can expect upon arrival into the U.S.A., please click on this link: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/factsheet/100104ent_stdnt_fs.htm
This information is for people who plan on entering the U.S.A for the first time as F-1 visa holders. Click here.
The Health Verification form must be completed by all students and returned to the ISP office with all of the appropriate medical documentation attached upon arrival to De Anza College. Failing to do this by the specific deadlines will result in 'HOLDS' on student accounts which prevents students from register for classes.
Contact the ISP office coordinator Angelica Strongone if you have more questions related to housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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