Oakland Community College
F-1 Visa

Orientation and Registration


The International Student Advisors conduct an orientation meeting each semester at each campus for new F-1 students.  Topics covered include a campus tour, academic expectations, academic differences students may encounter, academic counseling and support services, public safety issues, cultural adjustment, and requirements for maintaining F-1 status.  Please contact the International Student Advisor at your home campus upon arrival for further information.

Registration for Courses

STEP 1:  Make an appointment for the MTELP placement test (English placement assessment).

STEP 2:  Schedule an appointment with an academic counselor at any Counseling Office after you have received your MTELP results to plan your class schedule.

STEP 3:  Register for classes using the telephone  (Touch*Tone system) or online (Web Advisor). The procedure for registering by phone or online is explained in the Schedule of Classes. All F-1 students should be registered before final registration to insure class availability.  

STEP 4:  Pay tuition for classes by the deadlines listed in the Schedule of Classes. A $15.00 fee will be added to each F-1 students' tuition bill each semester for the travel service,  MEDEX. More information

 If you have difficulty registering, please contact your ISA or an academic counselor.


F-1 Student Orientation Manual