(ALL Newly Admitted Students)


  • On or before the date indicated on your acceptance letter, you must attend a Check-in/Welcome Day event. Failure to do so will result in SEVIS record and U.S. Immigration status issues.
  • Overseas students cannot enter the United States 30 days prior to the program start date indicated on the I-20 Form.

Attend International Student Orientation

  • By U.S. immigration law, all F-1 visa students are required to attend orientation.
  • At the orientation, you will learn more about our college, become familiar with your academic and degree requirements, understand immigration and employment requirements, and meet new friends.
  • Students who miss orientation will NOT receive a Student ID, SEVIS registration, placement exams, and a registration schedule of classes.
    • Orientation for spring semester is December or January 
    • Orientation for fall semester is July or August

Placement Tests

Academic Counseling

  • All International Students will attend group counseling with a counselor who will help you select your classes.

Register for Classes

  • All new international students register for classes in groups. To maintain full-time student status, you must enroll in at least 12 units each Fall and Spring semester.


  • All international students are required to attend JAM events. JAM will help prepare students for college life at PCC and improve skills to help with the transition to PCC.