What Associate degree programs are available at San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)?
SJDC offers Associate in Art and Associate in Science degrees. Please click on the following link for a
complete list : Associate Degree Programs.
Delta College international student population, Summer 2016: countries represented, numbers, gender.
- Delta College international students come from 26 countries.
- The top three countries represented by our current international students are Vietnam (29%), India (14%), and China (11%).
- Gender: 49% female, 51% male.
Am I eligible to attend SJDC if I entered the United States on a B-1/B-2 (Visitor) Visa?
B-1/B-2 (Visitor) Visa holders are not eligible to attend college in the United States according to Federal Regulation. To be eligible to attend college, you must complete be admitted to an approved school, then return to your home country to apply for an F-1 (Student) Visa. You may also be eligible to apply for a change to F-1 status while in the US. Please contact an immigration attorney for assistance. Please be sure to also visit the Department of Homeland Security's web site, Study in the States to view the new comprehensive foreign student resource Study Guide to the States. See also, the information on Change of Status.
How much does it cost to attend Delta College?
Current cost details are availalbe here: SJDC: International Students: Expenses
How do I get an I-20? What is the application process?
Complete and submit the online International Student Program (ISP) application and required documentation to the ISP Office. It will take approximately two weeks to process the
completed application. When processing is complete and you have been accepted to SJDC, an Acceptance Packet
that includes your I-20 A-B, Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status and Letter of
Acceptance will be mailed to the you at the address you indicated
on the application. Please read all of the documents carefully and follow the instructions.
What do I do after I receive the I-20?
Once the I-20 is received, you are required to pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. For complete information on the SEVIS I-901 Fee, including a tutorial, please visit the Study in the States web site. You must have proof you have paid the I-901 fee in order to apply for an F-1/Student Visa at the
nearest US Embassy or Consulate. For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa, please click onthe following link to the Education USA web site:
When do I arrive?
Plan your arrival in the US after you have obtained an F-1/Student Visa. Department of Homeland
Security regulations allow student arrival up to 30 days prior to the start date indicated in section six of
the I-20. You should plan to arrive no later than the date specified on the I-20. Be sure to notify the ISP when you have been granted an F-1 visa and know your arrival date.
What do I do after I arrive in the US?
You are required to notify the ISP Office of your arrival in the US. Please bring your passport and
I-94/Departure Record to the ISP office. You are also required to attend the New Student Orientation.
Specific information on date and time are included in the Letter of Acceptance.
What type of housing is available for students?
Student housing options are apartment rental, either alone or with a roommate or renting a room in a
private home. Room availability in a private home is very limited and subject to availability on arrival.
SJDC does not have on-campus housing. Please see the housing information in Helpful Links.
Is medical insurance required?
You are required to provide proof of medical insurance before you will be able to enroll in classes each
semester. The ISP Office has a policy available, which you may purchase once you arrive. Please see the
medical insurance information in Helpful Links.
How do I maintain my F-1/Student Visa?
You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units throughout each semester in order to maintain your F-1 status. The
Summer Session is optional and is not subject to the minimum unit requirement.
Can F-1 students take Internet classes?
F-1 students may take only one Internet class (3.0 unit maximum) during the Fall and Spring semesters. There is no limitation during the Summer intercession.
Is there a counselor for International Students?
There is a designated counselor for international students. Counseling Center services include assistance with educational goals, student education planning, and university transfer preparation.
When do I pay tuition?
Payment of tuition and enrollment fees is required at the time of registration. Fees are
payable by credit card online, personal or cashiers check, or money order by mail or in person at the Cashier's Office, Administration 102 service window.
Am I eligible for Financial Aid?
As a student on an F-1 visa, you will not be eligible for State or Federal Financial Aid
(fee waiver, grant, Work Study, etc.). You may apply for SJDC scholarships after you have completed one
semester of non-ESL course work. Please contact Financial Aid and Veterans Services for further information.
May I work while I am in the US?
F-1 Students are eligible to work on campus only, up to 20 hours per week. On-campus employment is very limited.
Is a California Driver's License required to drive a car or motorcycle?
If you have a valid Driver's License from your home country, a California Driver's License is not required. According to t he California Vehicle Code, VC §12502 (a) The following persons may operate a motor vehicle in this state without obtaining a driver’s license under this code: (1) A nonresident over the age of 18 years having in his or her immediate possession a valid driver’s license by the foreign jurisdiction of which he or she is a resident.
Do students transfer to universities directly from SJDC?
At SJDC you may complete your first two years of university work required for a Bachelor's Degree
(four year college degree) and transfer as a junior to the baccalaureate institution. You may transfer with
or without an Associate Degree. Please click on the following link for information on transfer agreements: Transfer Center