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Application Deadlines

​​​​​Orange Coast College offers three application intakes:

  • FALL -  Late August through mid December
  • SPRING -  Late January through late May
  • SUMMER - Early June through early August
The exact dates vary each year. Please consult the current issue of OCC's Current Schedule of Classes for more specific information. 

​Spring 2018 Semester

​Initial Students

​Government Sponsored Students

​Transfer Students

​Application Deadlines

​December 8, 2017


​December 8, 2017

​January 5, 2018

​Report Date

​January 16, 2018


​Mandatory Orientation

​January 23, 2018


​First Day of Instruction

​January 29, 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of applicant am I?

Please refer to one of these options below:

  1. ​​Initial Students

    • ​​First Time College Student outside the U.S. and needing to apply for an F-1 student visa.

    • Returning student currently residing abroad.

    • Applicant who is currently in the U.S. on another non-immigrant visa type. 

  2. Transfer Students

    • Students currently studying in the U.S. with an active SEVIS record. This includes students who are attending U.S. high schools.

  3. Government Sponsored Students

    • Initial or transfer students who are seeking government sponsorship while attending OCC.

What is the Report Date?

Date you MUST arrive in the United States as listed on your Form I-20. Per US immigration regulations, students may arrive no more than 30 days of the report date.  You must remain in the local area when you arrive in the US to prepare for enrollment and attend orientation. 

What is the Mandatory Orientation?
Program for incoming international students to be "oriented" to the OCC campus. Attendance is mandatory for all new international students.