How to Apply to Ohlone College

Students who intend to apply for the F-1 Student Visa, or already have F-1 Visa, must complete the following International Student Application process.

  1. Download the International Student Application (PDF)

  2. Complete the International Student Application and submit it along with all required documents (see the Application Checklist included in the Application).  The easiest way is to scan and email your application to or mail it to the address listed in the application.

Admitted students will receive an Ohlone College Acceptance Packet. The Acceptance Packet will include:

  • An Ohlone College Form I-20
  • An Admission letter from Ohlone College
  • Information on new International Student Orientation (usually one week before the start of classes)
  • Information on class registration, health insurance, and other related matters
  • Information on how to apply for an F-1 Student Visa

Deaf international students must also complete and submit the supplemental International Deaf Student Application (PDF), in addition to the other required International Student Application (PDF) documents. Questions about the International Deaf Student Application or deaf student services at Ohlone College may be directed to Nan Zhou, Ohlone College Deaf Studies Counselor, at

Students holding other Visas who do not intend to or need to change their Visa type to F-1 will follow the regular admissions process through Admissions and Records


Please see the Frequently Asked Questions. Or, contact the Ohlone College Office of International Programs and Services by telephone at (510) 659-6439, or by email at:

Degree & ELI Program Applications and Admissions Questions

Name Contact
Chanelle Trowbridge
ELI Program Assistant
Building 7, third floor, Fremont campus

Immigration or Visa Questions

Name Contact
Kristi Radke
International Programs Manager
Room 7324, Building 7, third floor, Fremont campus

International Programs and ELI (English Language Institute) Questions

Name Contact
Bill Sharar
Director, International Programs & Services
Room 7323, Building 7, third floor, Fremont campus