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Apply to De Anza College!


The application process is very simple.


1) Download the:   International Student Application Form 


2) Return the application form along with all of the supporting documents as described on the front page of the application to the International Student Programs Office address listed on the front page.                           











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3) Also, please complete the Admission Fee Credit Card Payment Form and submit with your application.


4) Please declare your major on the application form by using our List of Majors.






Students at Orientation

Admission Deadlines

De Anza College is on a quarter academic calendar. New international students are admitted three times per year.


Application Deadline

Orientation Program - Mandatory

Classes Begin


June 30

Late August/Early September

Late September


October 31

Early December

Early January


January 31

Early March

Early April

When To Apply

It is strongly recommended that students apply six months before the quarter they wish to start studying. Do not wait until the application deadline! Once the ISP office receives the application form with all of the supporting documents, we will begin evaluation of your application and an admission decision will be made within 3-5 weeks.

Admission Requirements

1. International Student Application Form. Completed & Signed.

2. To be admitted to De Anza College, international student must meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done by taking one of these four tests:

  • iTEP
  • Pearson Academic

    Click here for more information on each of the above mentioned tests.


The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency is Japan’s English language assessment test. Using EIKEN to fulfill De Anza’s English proficiency admissions requirement is accepted from Japanese students only. A minimum grade of 2A on the EIKEN is required. More information can be found at Please note that EIKEN score results that are more than 2 years old will not be accepted.



Do you have a low TOEFL Score?

If your TOEFL score is below the minimum required for admission to De Anza, you can:

  • attend De Anza Summer Program. See Summer ESL Program
  • take the TOEFL again until you pass it or
  • if you do not have a TOEFL score, you could attend a local Language School: ESL language schools. De Anza has a guaranteed admission agreement with many local languages schools.


3. Bank Letter. Submit an original bank letter from your account or sponsor's dated within the last 6 months with an official signature on bank letterhead that shows available amount as stated on the application for admission in US dollars.

4. Transcripts. Submit original or certified English translations of your secondary and post-secondary transcripts.

5. Photograph (passport size)

6. $75 Application Fee. Submit a non-refundable 75.00 USD application fee by money order, bank draft (payable through a U.S. branch), or credit card. NO CASH

7, Dependent(s) Information Form for spouse/child (if they plan to reside with you in the U.S.


Mail all of the above to:
De Anza College
International Student Programs
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Important: All documents submitted to De Anza College as part of the application becomes the property of the college. This is a common practice among schools in the U.S. Students should always request more than one set of their transcripts for other future needs.

Additional Admission Forms

Complete and return the following forms to the International Student Programs office at De Anza College along with your application for admission as they apply to you:

PDF Application Fee by Credit Card Form

Complete this form if you wish to pay the $75 non-refundable application fee with a Credit Card.

PDF Dependent Form (F-2 Visa)

Complete this form if you wish to add dependents (spouse/children) to your admission document I-20.

PDF Parent or Guardian Authorization for Minor Students

Complete this form if you are not 18 years of age at the time you are applying to De Anza College.

PDF Transfer Release Form

Complete this form if you are transferring to De Anza College from another U.S. school.

Please Note: complete and print the forms and return to our office in person, via fax (408) 864-5638, or by mail to:

De Anza College
International Student Programs
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

For more information contact us.


Students who wish to change their current immigration status to F-1, are strongly encouraged to meet with the De Anza ISP Program Coordinator to discuss the procedures in details. Please review the Change of Status informational sheet and contact the ISP Office.


Summer ESL Program

If your TOEFL score is between 475 and 499 (CBT: between 151 & 172, iBT between 52 & 60, IELTS 5.0) and you would like to apply to De Anza for the Fall quarter, you can attend our Summer ESL Program ,an eight-week intensive language study program which guarantees you admission to De Anza in the following Fall quarter upon successful completion of the program. Check out the link for more information and application procedures.

Cost International students on the F-1 visa pay $183.00 per unit. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units(full time) each quarter. A complete breakdown of all expenses can be found on the International Student Application.

Are you transferring from another U.S. school?

If you are transferring to De Anza College from another U.S. school, it is required that both you and the school you are currently enrolled at, complete the Transfer Release Form and submit it to the ISP office.

Minor Students

Applicants who are less than 18 years of age must complete and return to the ISP office the Parent/Guardian Authorization form before they can be allowed to register for classes.

Health Insurance

All F-1 international students enrolled in Foothill and De Anza colleges are required to purchase and subscribe to the health insurance selected by the FHDA district. Please read more about it here.

International Student Programs
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 864-8826
Fax. (408) 864-5638

Last Updated: 5/13/16