De Anza College is on a quarter academic calendar. New international students are admitted three times per year.
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.
*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 http://stepeiken.org/. Please note that EIKEN score results that are more than 2 years old will not be accepted.
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) Form for spouse/child (if they plan to reside with you in the U.S.)
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.
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:
Complete, print and return the forms to our office
For more information contact us.
Students who wish to change their current immigration status to F-1 can find information from the following U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website:
The ISP Office at De Anza College will be able to issue a change of status I-20 to eligible applicants only. Students holding visitor’s visa B2, will only be issued initial I-20 and they must return to their home country to obtain the F-1 Visa.
ISP DOES NOT provide any advice on Change of Status. Students should consult with an immigration attorney.
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.
International Student Application Form for an outline of all fees and estimated expenses.International students on the F-1 visa pay $187.00 per unit. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units (full time) each quarter. Please see the
Note: Tuition & fees are subject to change without notice.
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.
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.
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.
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 864-8826
Fax. (408) 864-5638