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 International Students Orientation Program


IMPORTANT : Please carefully review all information on this page AND the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) here before contacting the ISP office with inquiries.  Thank you!

Fall 2017 Orientation

August 14th-24th, 2017

Click here to register for the Fall 2017 Orientation

Orientation Documents

(students will receive a copy of each of the handouts below at orientation)

Placement Testing
  • New students must take a Math and English/ESL placement test in order register for these classes or other classes with a math or English requirement.
  • You will be assigned a time to take the Math and English/ESL placement tests when you check in at orientation on Monday, August 14th. Be prepared to take the placement tests during the first week of orientation.
  • Visit the Assessment Center website to learn more about the placement tests and view sample questions, or go to the Student Success Center's page Placement Test Preparation/Review to to take some practice tests.
  • If you miss the first week of orientation (Aug 14th-17th), you must make your own appointment for the placement tests on the Assessment Center's scheduling page.

 Registering for Classes

Registration will be open to newly admitted Fall 2017 students on July 17th.  It is very important to begin registering for classes as soon as possible because they fill up quickly, and F-1 students MUST have a minimum of 12 units per quarter.  You will not be able to register for Math/English classes until after you take the placement test, but you will be able to register for other general education classes.  More information about general education requirements and class selection will be given at orientation, but please use the resources below to begin registering before you arrive for orientation:


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

Last Updated: 6/26/17