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Foothill College Early College Promise

 

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Program Overview

Early College Promise (FCECP) is an exciting opportunity for low-income, minority, first-generation and other underrepresented youth at Mountain View, Los Altos, Alta Vista and Palo Alto High Schools. Get a jump start on your college career. 

  • 9th through 12th grade students -- take courses for college credit that may also qualify for dual credit at your high school.
  • Attend courses for free, pay no fees, receive required textbooks at no cost and you're eligible for transportation passes.
  • We're on a quarter system so courses are only 12 weeks (6 weeks in the summer).
  • Lots of our courses transfer to UC and CSU.

Our FCECP program is a partnership between Foothill College and Mountain View-Los Altos High School District and Palo Alto High School.

The partnership is committed to supporting the educational goals of high school students through early exposure to the college experience, while completing transferrable college credits prior to graduating high school.

Studies have shown that high school students who participate in dual enrollment programs do better and graduate more frequently at 4-year colleges than their counterparts.

 

Mission

To support the educational goals of high school students through early exposure to college programming and transferable college credits prior to high school graduation.

Goal

Support and ensure all students are college ready by high school graduation. Contribute to a student's academic hope and confidence in that they are prepared for college and embrace it as their only option for their future. 

Interested students must complete the following:

  1. Talk to your high school counselor about what courses you should take that align with your educational goals.
  2. Complete the online Foothill College application for admission.
  3. Complete the Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form.
  4. Prior to taking any English or Math courses, you must make an appointment to take any assessment tests.
  5. Attach your unofficial high school transcripts to your Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form.
  6. Submit your unofficial high school transcripts and Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form in-person to our Admissions & Records Office, located in Room 8101 or via fax to 650.949.7084 or e-mail to FCECP@foothill.edu. Allow up to 48 hours for processing of documents.
  7. Register for courses online or in person.

 

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Questions?Need help in Spanish?

Contact Magali Molina Ochoa

408.489.6111

molinaochoamagali@foothill.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

April 9–June 29, 2018
  • Spring 2018 quarter
May 21–June 29, 2018
  • Second Spring 2018 quarter

July 2–September 21, 2018
  • Summer 2018 session

For more dates for each quarter, see Academic Calendar.

 

Check out our FCECP Flyer


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