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Application Deadlines

​​​​​Orange Coast College accepts international applications for the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters.


The exact dates vary each year. Please consult the current issue of OCC's Current Schedule of Classes for more specific information. 
​SemesterInitial Students (Applicants Outside the U.S.)

​Transfer Students

(Students transferring from a school in the U.S.)

I-20 ​Report Date

(Date students must arrive in the U.S.)



​Spring 2018​Applications Closed

Applications Closed


January 16


January 23

​Summer 2018​Friday, April 27​Friday, June 1​Tuesday, June 5Tuesday, August 21*
Fall 2018​Friday, July 13​Friday, August 17​Tuesday, August 21​Tuesday, August 21
*Newly admitted students for Summer 2018 who continue to enroll in Fall 2018 will be required to attend the Fall orientation on Tuesday, August 21.

Frequently Asked Questions


What type of applicant am I?

Please refer to one of these options below:

  • ​​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. 

    • Students who's SEVIS record was terminated by their last school of attendance.

  • Transfer Students

    • Students currently studying in the U.S. with an active SEVIS record. This includes students attending a U.S. high school, university, college or language program.


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.