Yes. The De Anza College campus is currently closed per the Santa Clara County Shelter
in Place order. There are no diagnosed cases of COVID-19 on campus. Courses and services
will continue to be offered remotely.
If you have a specific question for one of our Immigration Advisors or International
Counselors, you can reach out to them as well. Please be patient with our response
due to a high volume of email inquiries.
We highly recommend that all students review course descriptions when selecting and
enrolling in online courses. Some courses may still have designated virtual meeting
days/times, so it’s important for you to consider if these courses will work for your
schedule, especially if you are studying outside of the U.S.
Once you register and begin your course, you should review the syllabus to get more
information about course requirements, assignments, and expectations.If you have further questions, please contact your professor directly.
Most required books have e-book versions available for purchase online from various
sources. Information about required textbooks can be found in the syllabus of each
course. If you have a question about course materials or requirements, please contact
your professor directly.
Many factors are taken into consideration when calculating tuition and fees, including
our ability to offer access to leading faculty and educational resources. Tuition
and fees also help us offer student support services such as tutoring, counseling,
and International Student Programs, all while ensuring that your courses are transferable
no matter how they’re delivered. There will be no changes or reduction of our tuition
or fees based on instructional method. International students will continue to receive
a high quality, affordable education from one of the top community college Districts in
Academic online courses are reviewed the same as in-person courses for transfer to
the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and many other
4-year institutions. If you have further questions, please discuss your education
and transfer plan with an international counselor.
Yes. De Anza’s Disability Support Program and Services Division is still offering
accommodations and support services for students online. To learn more and to request
services, please visit the Disability Support Program and Services Division website.
Yes. Health insurance through De Anza College covers the cost of COVID-19 testing
as well as treatment for F-1 students if you have symptoms. If you have any further
questions about health insurance coverage, please contact Ines Cordoba Robyn firstname.lastname@example.org
No. If you are taking classes online, outside the U.S. the whole quarter, you can
request a health insurance waiver. The health insurance is only mandatory for students
who are physically in the U.S. If you have questions about health insurance and/or
need to waive it, please contact Ines Cordoba Robyn at email@example.com
Yes. We understand that many consulates around the world remain closed. Since we are
offering courses and services remotely, you can begin your studies outside the U.S.
Once the consulates and campuses reopen, you can choose to join us in-person for a
future quarter. Please read the Fall 2020 Updates and Resources for New International Students for important information on taking online courses.
While you will still be a De Anza student, if you are unable to obtain a visa and
enter the U.S. to activate your record with ISP, you will not be in F-1 status. If
you have already been issued an I-20 for the Fall 2020 quarter, please contact ISP
No, you must enter the U.S. before first day of Fall quarter which is September 21.If you cannot get your visa and enter the U.S. before September 21, you will need
to wait until the next available quarter to enter the U.S. (winter or spring 2021);
however, you can complete your entire fall quarter courses virtually from outside
Yes, you will be able to enter the U.S. if you have a valid visa and I-20 for Fall
2020. Remember you must enter the US before the first day of classes, which is September
21. You will be required to check in with ISP in order to have your SEVIS record activated.
We will send more information about check-in/orientation/SEVIS activation in the future,
so please continue to check your email.
Yes, there will be a virtual orientation. During orientation, we will share important
information that will help you to be successful at De Anza. You will learn about campus
services, counseling, ISP services, etc. More information will be sent to you.
The next available quarters are winter and spring 2021. Winter 2021 courses begin
in January 2021 and spring 2021 courses begin in April 2021. For more information
on quarter start times and deadlines, please check our academic calendar.
We have waived the application and I-20 shipping fee for the Fall 2020 quarter only.
You can defer your admission or the issuance of your I-20 once to either the winter
2021 or spring 2021 quarter. You may decide to defer beyond the winter or spring 2021
quarter; however, at that point, you will have to pay the $75 shipping fee to receive
your I-20 outside of the U.S.
Please contact Angelica Strongone, in the Admission Office, at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to defer your admission to the winter or spring 2021 quarter. Please
include your full name and CWID in your email.
We understand your concern. This is an unusual situation and our staff and faculty
are here to support you. We have moved our classes and services to a virtual format
to ensure the health and safety of everyone. You can choose to defer your admission
to a future term if you’d prefer not to study online.
You may receive an email from your professor with some information before the course
begins, including possible meeting times, the text book, and when to log-in to Canvas.
If you do not, you should still log-in to Canvas on the first day of class, through
MyPortal to find all the information you need for the course.
Canvas is the program used for our online classroom. Depending on your instructor,
it can be uses for lectures, assignments, quizzes, discussions with your classmates,
and more. We encourage you to learn more about Canvas in our Online Learning Resource
Yes, you may travel outside the United States. Please ensure that your I-20 has a
valid travel signature or be prepared to request an I-515A at the airport if needed.Please be aware that even with a valid F-1 visa, international travel back to the
U.S. may continue to be restricted. Immigration, travel, and health screening policies
may change without notice. Please visit the CDC website for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 and travel restrictions.
If you have a signature on Page 2 of your I-20 that is dated within the last 12 months,
you can travel with the current signature and contact an International Student Advisor
to confirm that your record has no problems:
If you do not have a current signature on your I-20, email an International Student
Advisor (see above) to request an electronic signature on your I-20 up to one month
before you are scheduled to return to the U.S.To request a travel signature, please email your International Student Advisor the
CWID or student ID number
Birth date and/or SEVIS ID number
Subject: I-20 travel signature
The date you plan to return to the U.S.
During the COVID-19 pandemic only, international students are permitted to travel
using electronic signatures on their I-20s, which can be scanned or digitally produced
Yes, you can choose to complete the fall quarter online from outside the United States.
Please keep the following in mind:
You will remain in F-1 status only if you register for and complete a minimum 12 units
for the spring quarter. You can choose to register for as many online ‘Z’ courses
as you’d like, but when choosing courses, we recommend that you choose classes that
do not have a meeting day/time in the course description.
Please ensure that you will have regular access to a computing device and a reliable
Student Services will be available virtually, including counseling and immigration
advising. Please see below for more information about who to contact with questions
or to schedule a virtual appointment.