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International Student Program

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​​Santiago Canyon College (​SCC) is one of the newest and fastest-growing community colleges in southern California.  SCC is located in the city of Orange, which has been named one of the 50 Safest College Towns in America by The SafeWise Report.  The college serves over 10,000 students from Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, and throughout Orange County. SCC is a diverse learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. SCC offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer, associate degree, and certificate programs, and has been named one of the Top 10 Community Colleges of the Greater Los Angeles Area for Transfer by EDsmart.  At SCC, we encourage students to plan, implement, and evaluate their educational progress through meaningful reflection and interaction with both the college and community. 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The international student office will be closed for in-person services starting Friday, March 20th.

However, our office staff is available to assist you via email; please contact us at with any questions or concerns.​ 

If you need to speak with your counselor, please visit the Online Counseling​​ ​to schedule an appointment.

Alternatively, you can also speak to our staff via Live-chat 

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday - Friday)​

Video chat with International Students Program Live-Chat on Cranium Cafe

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Now accepting applications for

Fall 2020​ — 08/24/20-12/13/20

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If you are unable to access our​ online application portal due to internet restrictions from your country, please visit the following page to send us an application request​

*​Please note that you will need to complete your online application via OpenCCC after arriving in the U.S. to receive a student ID and register for classes.


  1. Easy Transfer Options. We offer an economical 2+2 option for students. Start your first two years of college at SCC, then transfer to a university for your third and fourth years with our extensive Transfer ​Agreements). SCC curriculum meets university standards for transfer credit and admission.
  2. New facilities and modern technologies accompanied by small classroom sizes and award-winning faculty.
  3. Regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  4. Lots of English Speaking Opportunities. Our small International Student program allows students to branch out and make friends with many native English speakers.
  5. Location, location, location. Orange and Orange County is centrally located near shopping malls, beaches, amusement parks such as Disneyland, and local universities​.

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