Check-in With Otis
Upon your arrival in Los Angeles, F-1 regulations require that you report to campus. To meet this requirement, follow the instructions below.
New Arrivals from Outside the U.S.
Step 1: Check-in with the Registration Office
Step 2: Submit a photocopy of your signed I-20 and Passport
Step 3: Report your U.S. Address to the Registration Office by completing form AR11. This action must be completed with-in 10 days of your arrival.
New Arrivals from Inside the U.S.
Step 1: Obtain your new Otis I-20 from the Registration Office
Step 2: Sign your name on page 1, line 11 on your new I-20
Step 3: Submit a photocopy of you signed I-20 to the Registration Office
Step 4: Report your U.S. Address to the Registration Office by completing form AR11. This action must be completed with-in 10 days of your arrival.
Attend New Student Orientation – O Week
If you are a new international student, you will attend New Student Orientation. To register for orientation, please click here.
Airport Ground Transportation
When you arrive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can take a shared ride van. These include but are not limited to, Super Shuttle, Prime Time Shuttle, etc. directly to Otis or any location in the area. Reservations are not required to use a shared ride van. You can find them in designated ground transportation areas just outside baggage claim areas. Each van has a sign indicating its destination. Make sure your van is going to Los Angeles. You can ask where and when to board a shuttle van by using the courtesy phones available in the baggage claim areas. The cost is approximately $15-$35 for transportation from LAX to Los Angeles with an optional tip recommended for the driver. The shared ride van will take you to the destination you specify. You may also take a taxi, which will cost significantly more.
All Otis students are required to have health insurance. Please click here for more information.