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!


Fall 2017 Orientation

students at orientation

Make-Up Orientation Program

September 5th and 6th, 2017

Location:Forum 1


Click here to register for the Make-Up Orientation



Orientation Communication
Please read this important document for instructions on preparing for orientation, registering for class, etc.

Orientation Schedule Outline

Tuesday, September 5

Check-in (starting at 8:30am), welcome, overview of placement testing & optional Counseling 50 class registration


Afternoon: Placement Testing by assignment

Wednesday, September 6

Morning: Placement Testing by assignment (must arrive by 8:45am)



Afternoon: Placement Testing by assignment (must arrive by 12:45pm)



*Students can choose to attend either the AM workshops OR the PM workshops each day depending on their placement test time assignment









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 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.  Also see the Placement Testing Handout for an overview of the tests and procedures.
  • 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: 8/28/17