Group of diverse students

 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!


WINTER 2018 Orientation

students at orientation

November 27 - December 1, 2017


Click HERE for VERY IMPORTANT orientation Communications


Workshops Sessions for Late Arrivals:

  • For anyone who missed orientation, we will have the following workshops on: academic counseling, immigration and health insurance on:

Thursday, December 14

10am – 12pm

Don Bautista Room, Campus Center


        • REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON NOV. 21 AT 8AM Pacific Standard Time (PTS)
Orientation Documents

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

orientation crowd


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. 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.  Also see the Placement Testing Handout for an overview of the tests and procedures.
  • If you miss orientation, you must make your own appointment for the placement tests on the Assessment Center's scheduling page.

 Registering for Classes

The ISP office will send you an email about 2 weeks before orientation with YOUR date to register. Once you receive this email, register as soon as possible because classes  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: 12/13/17