International Student Orientation

ISP runs a new student orientation program specifically for new F-1 visa students. The International Student Orientation is mandatory; you must attend to receive priority enrollment for future quarters.  Admitted F-1 visa students can find out about registering for orientation, what to expect, and how to prepare below.

Important Orientation Dates and Information

Click these links or scroll down for information about each quarter. Remember to read the Information for All Quarters lower on this page.



Winter 2023

Orientation: Dec. 5-8, 2022

Register Here

Orientation Details

  • No in-person activities are scheduled during the orientation week
  • Students do not need to be in the US for the orientation
  • Log-in information and times will be emailed to you soon
  • We will cover topics including 
    • Assessment
    • Academic counseling
    • International student health insurance
    • Tuition
    • Health requirements and required forms
    • Student support services
  • Workshops will be recorded and sent to you at the end of the orientation week.

Class Schedule

The first day of classes is Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The class schedule for winter 2023 quarter is available now! We strongly recommend that you check course descriptions carefully to see if the class is entirely online, hybrid, or in person.

Workshops

Assessment and Academic Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Register for the workshop


Pre-Registration Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for the workshop


Post-Registration Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2023

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for the workshop

Course Registration Date

Your assigned course registration date is: Nov. 18 starting at 8 a.m. (Pacific Time). You will register for your classes using our online system called MyPortal. To register you will need your CWID.

If you are logging in for the first time, you will also need to create a password. For more information, please review the ISP New Student Registration Module for a demonstration.

On-Campus Course Requirement

F-1 visa students who are planning to enter the U.S. for the winter 2023 quarter are required to enroll in at least 1 hybrid or on-campus course.

The ISP office will offer a 1-unit hybrid course called Counseling 5: Introduction to College that will allow you to meet immigration regulations.

Here Is How To Enroll

Tuition Payment

During orientation week we will offer a workshop on tuition fees and payments.

You can also review a power point presentation on the CANVAS module and are welcome to navigate through the De Anza website for additional details on the Student fees webpage.

International students have time to pay their fees until the second Friday of the quarter (except for summer where tuition payment is due immediately upon registration) and are exempt from the Drop for-non Payment policy.

The winter 2023 deadline to pay tuition is: Jan. 20, 2023.

Important: If your admission was very recently processed, you may not be able to log in to MyPortal, Canvas, the Student Health Portal or other systems right away. Please wait a few days before contacting us with log-in issues.

Health Requirements

(Please check back for updates.)

Mandatory Check-In

Date: Thursday, Jan 12, 2023.

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., PST

Location: De Anza College Conference Room A & B

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT



Spring 2023

Orientation: March 20-23, 2023

  • Orientation will be online
  • Please check back for more updates

Register Here

Orientation Details

  • No in-person activities are scheduled during the orientation week
  • Students do not need to be in the US for the orientation
  • Log-in information and times will be emailed to you soon
  • We will cover topics including 
    • Assessment
    • Academic counseling
    • International student health insurance
    • Tuition
    • Health requirements and required forms
    • Student support services
  • Workshops will be recorded and sent to you at the end of the orientation week.

Class Schedule

The first day of classes is Monday, April 10, 2023. The class schedule  for spring 2023 quarter is not available yet.

(Please check back for updates.)

Workshops

Assessment and Academic Workshop

(Please check back for updates.)

Pre-Registration Workshop

(Please check back for updates.)

Post-Registration Workshop

(Please check back for updates.)

Course Registration Date

Your assigned course registration date is: Feb. 24, 2023 starting at 8 a.m. (Pacific Time). You will register for your classes using our online system called MyPortal. To register you will need your CWID.

If you are logging in for the first time, you will also need to create a password. For more information, please review the ISP New Student Registration Module for a demonstration.

On-Campus Course Requirement

F-1 visa students who are planning to enter the U.S. for the spring 2023 quarter are required to enroll in at least 1 hybrid or on-campus course.

The ISP office will offer a 1-unit hybrid course called Counseling 5: Introduction to College that will allow you to meet immigration regulations.

(Please check back for updates.)

Tuition Payment

 

During orientation week we will offer a workshop on tuition fees and payments. You can also review a power point presentation on the CANVAS module and are welcome to navigate through the De Anza website for additional details on the Student fees webpage.

International students have time to pay their fees until the second Friday of the quarter (except for summer where tuition payment is due immediately upon registration) and are exempt from the Drop for-non Payment policy.

The Spring 2023 deadline to pay tuition is April 21, 2023.

Important: If your admission was very recently processed, you may not be able to log in to MyPortal, Canvas, the Student Health Portal or other systems right away. Please wait a few days before contacting us with log-in issues.

Health Requirements

 (Please check back for updates.)

Mandatory Check-In

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., PST

Location: De Anza College Conference Room A & B

(Please check back for updates.)


Important for All Quarters

ISP New Student Registration Module

This is a very useful tool to learn how to register for classes and what classes new, first time students should be choosing for their first quarter at De Anza.

Log in to the course on the Canvas learning platform

Be sure to click “Enroll in Course” and then click on: “Go to the Course.” 

Checklist For New Students

Download this Checklist to keep yourself on track! CHECKLIST

Academic Counseling

Before scheduling an appointment to meet with a counselor, we ask newly admitted students to take the assessment and attend the workshops listed on this page.

Assessment Video

Please review the Assessment explainer video for information on Math and English Assessment. You can also watch the slideshow.

CANVAS

De Anza uses a program called Canvas for online classroom. Depending on your instructor, it can be used for lectures, assignments, quizzes, discussions with your classmates, and more. As a new student, we ask that you review the ISP modules on Canvas.

Full-time Requirement

International F-1 visa students who will be studying from inside the U.S.MUST enroll and complete certain units in each quarter in order to maintain their immigration status in the U.S. Plan accordingly! 

  • In Fall, Winter and Spring quarters : minimum of 12 units
  • In Summer quarter: minimum of 6 units

Deadline to Drop Classes

If you decide you will not attend De Anza college, you must drop all of your classes by the due date as set by the college.

You’ll find the deadline for your class in MyPortal under “View Your Class Schedule.”  This is solely the student's responsibility.

Failing to drop a class before the DUE date means you MUST pay for the tuition. There is no exception to this rule. The ISP office cannot drop classes for you.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance is mandatory for all F-1 visa students who will be studying from inside the U.S.  At time of class registration, all students will be charged a fee of $576 for health coverage.

If you will be studying from OUTSIDE the US, we will send you instructions on how to waive your health insurance fee at a later date.

Health Insurance Fee Waiver Request

Please check back for updates.

How to request a future quarter I-20

  • If you CANNOT arrive in the U.S. before the first day of classes, you have to request a future quarter I-20.   To do so, log onto the admission portal and complete this request on the top, right hand corner of the page.
  • We receive a high volume of requests. Expect to wait a minimum of 2-3 weeks to receive your new I-20 after you submit your request for next available term. Timeline is longer for more future terms.
  • Students may NOT enter the U.S. after a quarter has started. Be sure to request a new I-20 for the quarter you plan on entering the U.S. for.


Summer 2023

  • TBA


Fall 2023

  • TBA

Steps to Prepare for Your First Quarter

Follow the steps listed on the top of the Important For New F-1 Visa Students Page to get ready for your first quarter at De Anza.

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