International Student Orientation
The International Student Orientation is comprehensive advising, registration, and orientation program intended to ensure first-time and transfer students' smooth transition to Santa Ana College. Participation affords you an opportunity for
EARLIER REGISTRATION. However, you must be formally
ADMITTED to college to attend. The program begins with check-in at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 4:00 p.m. each day. Participation is limited to students only. Attendance at one of the Orientation Sessions is mandatory. Academic counselors conduct group-advising sessions focusing on general education, major requirements, testing, selecting appropriate classes, and registration. Students also have the opportunity to meet individually with a counselor for major advising. They will also be introduced to support services and resources available on campus, meet other students, staff & faculty, and gain a general orientation to campus life.
College Credit Program
Registering for International Student Orientations
|Spring 2023||Session I||01/24/2023 - 01/26/2023|| 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||JSC-208|
|Summer 2023||Session I||06/06/2023 - 06/08/2023|| 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||JSC-208|
|Fall 2023||Session I||08/08/2023 - 08/10/2023|| 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||JSC-208
Admitted students will receive an Orientation reservation form in the mail and their acceptance packet. The Orientation will include counseling, testing, workshops, and registration. Students are provided with a college catalog, schedule of classes, academic handbook, parking, lunch, and sponsored activities. At the end of your Orientation, you will receive a printout of your class schedule and a photo identification card. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, priority will be given to students enrolling in the earliest Orientations.
Contact information: Dao Nguyen at (714) 564-6047 or by email at
International Student Program, 1530 W. 17th Street #JSC 208, Santa Ana, California, 92706, USA
(714) 564-6047 / (714) 564-6046
M.T.W.Th: 9 AM - 4 PM (Office)
M.T.W.Th: 9 AM - 4 PM (Virtual)