Group of diverse students

Note to admitted students: The ISP office will send important information about orientation and registration via email.  Check your email regularly after receiving your admission packet.  Not receiving emails?  We may not have your correct email. Contact the ISP office with your full name, student ID number, and your current email address as soon as possible.


Upcoming Orientation Dates

Spring 2018 Orientation

 March 19-23, 2018

Orientation Registration- Click here to register!


Orientation FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


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Scroll down for an overview of placement testing and registering for classes.


Summer Welcome Day


(for Intensive Summer ESL Course)


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fall 2018 Orientation

Week of September 4, 2018


Orientation Schedule

Students will receive a complete schedule of the orientation program when they check-in on Monday, March 19th, but here is an outline of the week's events.

Note: Schedule is subject to change!

Monday, March 19th

9am: Check-in (bring your I-20, your passport & a copy of your visa)

10am-12:30pm: Mandatory workshops & campus tour

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch provided by ISP

1:30-3pm: Mandatory workshops

Tuesday, March 20th

9am-10am: Optional Workshops

10am-12pm: Mandatory Workshops

12pm: Lunch (on your own)

12:45pm: Placement Testing (by appointment)

Wednesday, March 21st

8:45am: Placement Testing (by appointment)

12:45pm: Placement Testing (by appointment)

Thursday, March 22nd

8:45am: Placement Testing (by appointment)

1-3:30pm: Mandatory Workshops

4:30-7:30pm: Welcome Dinner hosted by ISI (International Students Inc)

Friday, March 23rd

8:45am: Placement Testing (by appointment)

11am-12pm: Q&A session & document collection

1-3pm: Optional activity- Movie!



students 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. Be prepared to take the placement tests during orientation.
  • Visit the Assessment Center website to learn more about the placement tests.  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 2-3 weeks before orientation with YOUR date to register. Register as soon as possible when the date arrives 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:

 Orientation Documents

(students will receive a copy of each of the handouts below at 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: 3/16/18