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.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

  • Fall 2022

    Fall Orientation Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2022

    Register Here 

    • Virtual Orientation (via Zoom)
    • No in person activities are scheduled during the orientation week
    • Students do not need to be in the US for the Fall quarter orientation
    • We will cover topics including but not limited to:
      • Assessment
      • Academic Counseling
      • International Student Health Insurance
      • Tuition
      • Health Requirements/ Required Forms
      • Student Support Services

Class Schedule

First day of classes is Monday, September 26. The class schedule for Fall 2022 is available on June 24. We strongly recommend that you check course descriptions carefully to see if the class is entirely online, hybrid, or in person.

International Student Orientation

The Fall 2022 VIRTUAL (ONLINE ONLY) Orientation is scheduled for the week of August 29 through September 1, Monday through Thursday. The orientation program will be offered via Zoom which means NOT on campus. Log in meeting time will be emailed to you at a later date. Workshops topics: Health Insurance & Health Requirements, Immigration Advising, Tuition Payments, Academic Counseling, and much more. YES, WORKSHOPS WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO YOU AT THE END OF THE ORIENTATION PROGRAM.

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

Academic Counseling

Our international student’s counselors will help you with any questions specific to course registration and academic advising for your first quarter at De Anza College. Mark your calendar for the following workshops on June 13, June 24, July 11, and July 20: times are on California time zone. Zoom log in will be sent at a later date. Be sure to complete the ISP New Student Registration Module before these workshops!

Please register for the workshops:

- Academic & Assessment Session, Monday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. RSVP HERE

- Academic & Assessment Session, Friday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. RSVP HERE

- Pre-registration Workshop, Monday, July 11at 10:00 a.m. RSVP HERE

- Post-registration Workshop, Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. RSVP HERE

Assessment Video

Please review THIS VIDEO for information on Math & English Assessment. Click HERE for slideshow.


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 ISP CANVAS MODULES on various topics here.

Course Registration and MyPortal

Your assigned course registration date is: July 15 starting at 8:00am (California Time Zone). 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.


  • Do Not Delay registering for classes and Do Not wait until orientation! Enroll on your assigned date and time: July 15 @ 8am - classes fill up fast!
  • BE PREPARED by taking your assessments! A presentation on Math & English assessment will be offered on: June 13 (12:00pm) & June 24 (9:00am). Zoom log in will be sent at a later date. A recording of the presentation will be sent out as well.

Full-time (12 units) requirement

 International F-1 visa students who will be studying from INSIDE the U.S. MUST enroll and complete a minimum of 12 units each quarter in order to maintain their immigration status in the U.S. Plan accordingly!

Hybrid/On Campus Course

F-1 Visa students who are planning to enter the U.S. for Fall 2022 quarter are required to enroll in at least 1 hybrid or on campus course. A hybrid course is a combination of an online and in person instruction. By enrolling in this course, you would meet immigration regulations. The ISP office will offer a 1-unit hybrid Counseling 5: Introduction to College course for you to meet this requirement. We will send you instructions on how to enroll in this course at a later date.

Health Requirements  and COVID vaccination/Booster

All F-1 visa students who will be studying from INSIDE the U.S. have to meet De Anza Health requirements. You may log onto the Health Services website at HERE  to find out what the health requirements are and how to submit them in the Student Health Portal  called PyraMed.
Proof of COVID vaccination and booster is required to come to campus. Follow these steps HERE to upload these proofs.


The Student Health Services DOES NOT accept any document sent via email for clearance. ALL medical related documents MUST be uploaded to your PyraMed portal. Due to privacy reasons (HIPPA regulations), the health Services will auto-delete email messages with medical records attached. Furthermore, all records submitted in PyraMed are not guarantee that you have met the health requirements, Once the quarter starts, allow some time for the health office staff to review your documents and watch out for secured messages sent to you via PyraMed.

There are 2 ways to log in your PyraMed portal:


You will not be able to log in to the PyraMED system until you have been assigned a registration date.  Dates will be assigned in early July, check your MyPortal

 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. Please do not email the admission team about this fee but wait until further instructions are sent to you, thank you!


 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 HERE. International students have time to pay their fees until the 2nd 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. Fall 2022 deadline to pay tuition is: October 7, 2022


if your admission was very recently processed, you may not be able to log in to your  MyPortal/CANVAS/Health Portal/enroll for Assessment right away etc. Please wait a few days before contacting us with log-in issues, thank you.

Mandatory Check-In on Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday, September 21:

Mark your calendar! This is a MANDATORY event for students studying from inside the U.S. ONLY.

Times and location on campus will be announced at a later date.


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 A 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 and the ISP office cannot drop classes for you.

  • Review other important DATES and Deadlines HERE
  • Click HERE for refund policy.

Steps to Prepare for Your First Quarter

Follow the steps below and be sure to read the FAQs for Admitted Students.

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