Ohlone College Welcomes International Student!

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Find out how to apply to be an International Student with an F-1 visa at OhloWe are still accepting transfer applications for Fall 2020! We are still accepting transfer applications for Fall 2020

About Ohlone College

Ohlone College is one of 117 community colleges in the State of California. More than 200 international students from over 35 different countries are presently studying at Ohlone College.  

"International student" is defined here as a student who has, or wishes to obtain, the F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States.

We have 2 semesters each year, one that starts in late August and another that starts in late January.  We also have a summer session for English Language Institute students. We accept applications from overseas students until the end of June for the Fall semester and until mid-November for the Spring semester.  Students who are currently in the U.S. may apply up until 3 weeks before classes begin.

We also have students studying with us online from all over the world!  Students can take online classes overseas before they arrive in-person at Ohlone College, this is an easy way to earn some units towards your degree. 

Most Ohlone College international students pursue a 2-year Associate's Degree or Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). After completing the transfer requirements or earning a 2-year degree, students can transfer to a 4-year university to complete the final 2 years of a Bachelor's degree. The most popular transfer universities for Ohlone College international students are schools that make up the University of California and California State University systems, but students transfer all over the U.S.

Ohlone College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Ohlone College is authorized by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue the Immigration Form I-20 to admitted international students. Admitted students use that Form I-20 to apply for their F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

Located on a 534-acre hillside site in the northern reaches of Silicon Valley and the southern border of San Francisco Bay, Ohlone's main campus is removed from industrial areas - but still convenient to food and retail services, residential areas, and public transportation.  With 300 acres reserved for open space, the campus offers a safe and beautiful learning environment.

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