Cherry Blossoms

Admitted International Students

F-1 Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to Foothill College!

Below is a checklist to use as guidance. 

Item Description
1 Register for orientation through the online application student status page.

Pay for the SEVIS fee a

Apply for the F-1 Visa. Visit this website for information

Schedule your F-1 visa interview with the U.S. embassy. To locate a U.S. embassy near you, please visit

Contact ISP Homestays to arrange housing or begin searching for an apartment. We do not have on-campus housing.

Complete your immunizations and Health Statement Form in your home country.

Purchase a plane ticket to San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC) airport.   Try to arrive a few days before the mandatory orientation date in order to rest and recover from jet lag before the busy orientation schedule.

You can arrange for airport pick-up service through ISP Homestays or you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your destination.  Ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are also available at both airports.

Attend mandatory orientation which includes placement process, immigration, registration for classes, academic counseling, and other events designed to acclimate new students.

9 Like us on Facebook to meet new and current students and to receive updates about orientation, campus activities, on-campus jobs and much more!











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International Student Programs Office


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933