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 International Students Orientation Program
*** Intensive Summer ESL Course 2017 students please click here for Welcome Day information. ***


Fall 2017 Orientation

August 14th-30th, 2017

Click here to register for the Fall 2017 Orientation

 Orientation Documents

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

Fall '17 Orientation Schedule (subject to change)
Day Description Location

Mon Aug 14


AM Check-in & PM Placement Testing (by assignment)

Campus Center/

Assessment Center

Tue Aug 15-

Thur Aug 17


AM/PM Placement Testing (by assignment) Assessment Center

Mon Aug 21-

Thur Aug 24

AND Mon Aug 28

Counseling 50 Course* (5 days) TBA
Tue Aug 29 Information Sessions/Workshops Day 1 Campus Center
Wed Aug 30 Information Sessions/Workshops Day 2 Campus Center

* Counseling 50 (Introduction to College) is a 1 unit course for which students will be charged tuition.  New students will be assigned to a class at orientation check-in on Monday, August 14th and must attend the whole course (all five days) to receive credit.

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 check-in 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, or go to the Student Success Center's page Placement Test Preparation/Review to to take some practice tests.
  • 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 new students before orientation (exact date TBA).  It is important to begin registering for classes as soon as possible because they fill up quickly.  Review registration procedures and tips here:

Step By Step registration procedures and tips



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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: 5/25/17