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, F-1 Visa, Passport, and Print-out of your I-94
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, F-1 Visa, Passport, and Print-out of your I-94 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 need to attend New Student Orientation. To register for orientation, please click here.
Airport Ground Transportation
If you are arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), there are several shuttle and shared-ride vans available to get you to your destination. These include, though are not limited to:
- Super Shuttle and Prime Time Shuttle. You can find them in designated ground transportation areas just beyond the baggage claim area. 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 near baggage claim. The cost of a shuttle from LAX to Los Angeles is approximately $15-$35, in some cases more, including a recommended tip for the driver. The shared ride van will take you to the destination you specify.
- Taxi Service: An alternative to shared shuttles and vans are taxis, though beware that taxis in Los Angeles tend to be more expensive than in other cities due to traffic and farther distances. The cost from LAX to Otis College of Art and Design (main campus) is approximately $20.00.
For additional LAX terminal information click here.
For directions to Otis College of Art and Design click here.
All Otis students are required to have health insurance. Please click here for more information.