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Post Acceptance Checklist Initial Summer and Fall 2017
  • ​Please click here: E-Ship Global to create an account and pay for express shipping . With this service you will receive your documents within 3-5 business days.  This is required for all non-U.S. addresses.

  • Register for classes as soon as registration begins (Summer registration will start April 11th and Fall registration will start approximately June 14th) using the MyOCC login information you have received by email.  Click here: MyOCC reference guide for information on how to register.  Click here: Course Selection Guide to obtain recommendations​ on the courses that international students should take in their first term (students usually must take mostly general courses to start).  F-1 Students must enroll in and complete 12 units to maintain their status.  Classes fill up quickly, so it is not advised to wait until you arrive!!

  • Sign your I-20.  If you are under 18, your parent should also sign the I-20.

  • Pay the SEVIS Fee and print the I-901 fee receipt by clicking here: and following the directions on the page. (You will need the receipt for your visa appointment and to travel to the U.S.)

  • Apply for a visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy that has jurisdiction over where you live, you can find out more information and instructions on what to bring by clicking here: Once you receive your visa, check to make sure the information is correct.  Contact the embassy or consulate if you find an error on your visa.

  • After you have received your visa, buy health insurance from the following website:  Use the pull down menu to choose Orange Coast College and the year.  This insurance is mandatory.

  • After you receive your F1 visa, arrange to travel to the U.S. and arrive up to 30 days before the program start date on your I-20.  ARRIVE EARLY, PLAN TO ARRIVE WELL BEFORE THE START DATE ON YOUR I-20.  YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE U.S. IF YOU ATTEMPT TO ENTER THE U.S. AFTER THE PROGRAM START DATE ON YOUR I-20.  You must remain in the area until school begins.

  • Reserve your hotel (if needed) and obtain housing.  Housing information can be found by clicking here: housing and homestay webpage.

  • On the day of travel to the U.S. you should carry, with you, on your person (not in your luggage) your I-20, I-901 fee receipt, Valid F-1 Visa, valid Passport with at least 6 months left until expiration, and your Financial Support Documents.

  • Call 714-432-5940 on next business day after you arrive to schedule a time to report to the Global Engagement Center, take the assessment tests, and attend a group counseling session.  Bring your passport, I-20 & I-94 printed from (if needed you may use our computer).  Be prepared to pay your tuition fees when you report to our office.

  • You must attend the mandatory orientation. 


    • FOR FALL COME TO OCC AUGUST 22 at 8:30 AM 

    • Lunch will be provided.  This should be considered the start of school.