International Student Orientation

ISP runs a new student orientation program specifically for new F-1 visa students.  The International Student Orientation is mandatory; you must attend to receive priority enrollment for future quarters.  Admitted F-1 visa students can find out information about registering for orientation, what to expect, and how to prepare below.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

  • Pre-Arrival 

    The Pre-Arrival online session was developed to provide you with preliminary information and answers to your questions. We encourage you to complete this short online session before attending orientation. You can register here for the Pre-Arrival session.

  • Fall 2019

    Assessment Information

    The Assessment Center will be holding four video conferences to answer questions regarding assessment. We recommend you participate in one of these sessions. You can register here for an Assessment video session.


    Orientation Dates

    Orientation will be held from September 3-12 (excluding Saturday and Sunday). Welcome Day will be held on September 3 from 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. with check-in starting at 8:00 A.M.. At 1:00 P.M. there will be a mini-fair and lunch provided by ISP.


    Assessment Dates

    Assessments will be conducted on September 3-6. On the first day of orientation, you will receive an assigned date and time for assessment. If you are scheduled for you assessment on September 3, it will be after lunch.


    Workshops

    Workshops will be held from September 9- 12 from 9:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.. Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M. every morning. You will be assigned to September 9-10 or September 11-12. Your assignment will be given to you on Welcome Day. Workshops will cover such topics as immigration rules, campus health services, health insurance, registering for classes, using MyPortal and equity programs on campus. On the first day of orientation, you will receive assignments for days, times and locations of workshops. 

Steps to Prepare for Your First Quarter

Follow the steps below and be sure to read the FAQs for Admitted Students.

Fall Registration Opens at 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, July 12 

Register for classes as soon as possible when your registration date arrives. Classes fill up quickly!  Review the steps below for more information.

  • Step 1: Register for Orientation

  • Step 2: Locate your student ID number,  log in to MyPortal

  • Step 3: Begin registering for classes

  • Step 4: Attend orientation and complete assessment

  • Step 5: Submit required documents to ISP

Student Handbook

Refer to the International Student Handbook for valuable information on the following topics:

  • Education in the U.S. and at De Anza College
  • Tuition
  • Campus Life and Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Safety on and off campus
  • Employment
  • U.S. Culture
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Shopping and Dining

Download the Handbook

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