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International Student Program


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 the ​community. 

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The International Student Program (ISP) remains committed to assisting our international students in the US and overseas. Please review the information below to learn how to contact our office:

  • In-person: Our office is open on campus in room A-203 during these business hours: 

​Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST)

Friday from 8:00am to 1pm (PST)​​

  • Email: Please​​ email our office at Emails will be responded to on the next business day.  Please be sure to leave your full name and student ID in your email.

  • Phone: Please call our office at +1-714-628-5050 to speak with an ISP staff member during our business hours. 

  • Live-Chat: Visit the Live-Chat page to chat with an ISP Staff member quickly to schedule an appointment. The Live-Chat is available during our business hours. For the best experience and compatibility, please use Firefox or Internet Explorer browser to chat with us. ​


COVID-19 related updates will be posted to these pages once new information is available​

​Now accepting applications for

SPRING 2022(February 7, 2022 - June 5, 2022​​)

​SUMMER​ 2022(June 13, 2022 - August 072022​​)​


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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 in order to receive a student ID and register for classes.​​​

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  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 connect 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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