Cherry Blossoms

Admitted International Students

F-1 Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to Foothill College!

Below is a checklist to use as guidance as you apply for your visa and prepare for arrival in the U.S. 

Step Instruction

Review your student status checklist in the admission portal for additional items that may be required post-admission, including the I-20 Request Form.


Once, you receive your I-20, pay for the SEVIS fee at

Apply for the F-1 Visa. Visit this website for information

Schedule your F-1 visa interview with the U.S. embassy. To locate a U.S. embassy near you, please visit

Contact ISP Homestays to arrange housing or begin searching for an apartment. We do not have on-campus housing.

Complete your immunizations and/or obtain your medical records and upload via the Health Verification form in admission portal.

Purchase a plane ticket to San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC) airport.  Try to arrive a few days before the mandatory orientation date in order to rest and recover from jet lag before the busy orientation schedule.

You can arrange for airport pick-up service through ISP Homestays or you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your destination.  Ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are also available at both airports.

Attend mandatory orientation events and register for classes.  For more details about orientation, see our orientation web page


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International Student Programs Office


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933

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