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Admitted International Students


The international student orientation takes place 2-3 weeks before the start of your first quarter.  Once you are admitted, you will find the link to reigster for orientation on your student status checklist by logging into your application.  You will also be added to an online orientation course which you can complete at your own pace in order to prepare for the live orientation event. 

Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 International Student Orientation will be conducted virtually.  The time and instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent by email to all registered students as the event approaches.  This live event will cover F-1 immigration policies and procedures, student health insurance, dates and deadlines for the fall quarter, and other important topics for new students. You will also have a chance to virtually meet the international office staff and your classmates. 

Placement Process

The placement process is REQUIRED in order to register for any Math/English class and classes with a Math/English pre-requisite.  All assessments are being conducted virtually; click the link below to view/download instructions for completing the assessments from home:

download the Math/English Placement Instructions

If you have attended another school in the US and want to use your course credit for placement, you must follow the instructions for pre-requisite clearance and/or make an appointment with an academic counselor.


Struggle with math?  Check out the Math Performance Success Program at Foothill.  It's easy to enroll and open to all Foothill students!

Arrival Documents (for F-1 students in the U.S.)

New F-1 students who enter the U.S. for their first quarter will be instructed to electronically complete and/or upload the following upon arrival in the U.S.  The deadline to upload these documents is the second Friday of the quarter

1. A copy of the page in your passport where the United States immigration official placed a "stamp" to enter the country

 2. A copy of your F-1 visa 

 3. A completed Health Statement Form

4. A copy of your I-94 record (download from









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International Student Programs Office


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933