Summer 2015 Post Acceptance Checklist for Initial Students (First time U.S. attendance)
a shipping method: a.) If you want to
receive your I-20 and acceptance letter by an Express mail shipping service
with a tracking number, please create an account and pay at E-Ship
this service you will receive your documents within 3-5 business days. b.) If
you want us to send your documents by regular postal mail delivery with no
tracking please email us at email@example.com with regular shipping in the
for classes as soon as registration begins (a minimum of 12 units for fall and
spring semesters. Six units for summer
semester) using the included MyOCC
login information you have received by email.
Refer to the MyOCC reference guide and the first semester Course Selection Guide.
As an international student, you should not pay for your classes until
you arrive in the U.S. Please note you
will not be able to register for any math or English/ESL courses until you
arrive and complete the placement test.
Upon arrival you will meet with an Academic Counselor to discuss your
educational goals and can make changes to your schedule if necessary and if the
classes are available. If you wait to enroll you may find your desired classes
are not available. All F-1 Students must enroll in, and complete 12 units in
fall and spring semesters to maintain their immigration status.
your I-20 to verify that your name, date of birth, and start and end dates etc…
are correct. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find errors.
your I-20. If you are under 18 your
parent or guardian should also sign the I-20.
the SEVIS Fee and print the I-901 fee receipt at www.fmjfee.com. (You will need it for your visa
appointment and to travel to the U.S.)
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 at www.usembassy.gov.
you receive your visa, please check that you have received an F-1 visa and that
your name, date of birth, district and school etc… are correct. If you find errors, contact the embassy or
you have received your visa, buy health insurance from http://www.renstudent.com/Students.
Use the pull down menu to choose Orange Coast College and the year. This insurance is mandatory except for
certain sponsored students who can provide a financial guarantee from the
cultural mission of his or her country.
to travel to the U.S. and arrive no later than the report date listed in item 5
of your I-20. You may not arrive more
than 30 days before that date.
your hotel (if needed) and obtain housing.
Housing information is on our housing and homestay webpage.
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
to the OCC International Center the next business day after you arrive (Map). We are located on the fourth
floor of Watson Hall near parking Lot A.
Bring your passport, I-20 & I-94 printed from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/ (if needed you may use our
computer). Be prepared to pay your
tuition fees when you report to our office.
We will schedule you for the placement test, counseling, and orientation
your Student Class Program (Web Schedule Bill) from MyOCC. Take this to the Photo ID desk on the first
floor of Watson Hall to apply for your OCC ID card.
early on your scheduled test day. Please
make sure to bring your passport and your appointment slip to the test. Please note no calculators are allowed. Once you have completed the test please pick
up your test results from the International Center on the fourth floor of
Do not miss or be late to your
counseling appointment on
the third floor (bring your test results with you). If you miss your appointment, you may not be
able to schedule another until after classes begin.
must attend the mandatory orientation at OCC June 9, 2015- 8:30am to satisfy
the requirements of your visa. Lunch
will be provided. It is recommended that you locate all of your classrooms
before the first day of classes (Map).
you need to park on campus, you may purchase a parking permit using your MyOCC
account (See the MyOCC reference guide).
You will be sent a permanent permit in the mail but you must print out a
temporary permit from MyOCC and place it on the dashboard of your car to avoid
a parking citation. You may park in
student lots for the first two weeks of the semester without a permit.
at least one hour before your first class meeting because the campus and
parking lots will be very crowded and it will take extra time to find parking
and get to class.
you are taking an online or hybrid class, make sure you email the professor the
first week of class and participate in the class’s online Blackboard
system. For more information. You will be dropped if you do
not participate. Beware of deadlines!
you are enrolled in an exercise class in the fitness center, make sure you attend
the mandatory fitness center orientation. The schedule is posted on the fitness
center door. You will be dropped if you do not attend.
to the Computing Center to obtain a login and Wi-Fi password so that you can
use the computer labs and Wi-Fi on campus.