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 International Students Orientation Program
Admitted Students: The ISP office will send important information about orientation and registration via email.  Please be sure to 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.

Winter 2018 Make-Up Orientation

(for new students who did NOT attend the December orientation)


Friday, January 12, 2018


Don Bautista Room, Campus Center


Spring 2018 Orientation

 March 19-23, 2018


Summer Welcome Day

(for Intensive Summer ESL Course)


Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Fall 2018 Orientation

Tentatively  Week of September 4, 2018



Orientation FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 


Orientation Documents

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


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. 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: 1/9/18