Cherry Blossoms

Admitted International Students


Your attendance to orientation is MANDATORY. If you don't attend orientation, you are at risk of having a later registration date during your first year at Foothill College and will not be able to get classes.

Orientation for Fall 2018 quarter will take place September 5 - 7 at 9:45 a.m.  in the Smithwick Theater.  Please click here for location information.


Be sure to complete the Admitted Student Reply Form before your arrival.



At orientation, bring the following documents:

 1. A copy of the page in your passport where the United States Immigration placed a "stamp" to enter the country.

 2. A copy of your F-1 visa.

 3. A complete Health Statement Form.  



September 5 - 7
The following topics will be covered:

  • Immigration and International Admissions Issues
  • Class Schedule - How to choose courses
  • Registration Procedure - How to enroll in courses, tuition payments, MyPortal
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Health Services Available on Campus, Personal Counseling and Human Services
  • Student Activities, Clubs, and Student Government
  • Housing: ISP Homestay and Apartment Information, Setting-up your Living Situation
  • Foothill Code of Student Conduct
  • Complete Forms: Terms of Agreement and Personal Data/Emergency Forms/Collect Immigration Documents
  • Campus Safety


September 10 - 13
If you are new to the U.S. educational system and planning to pursue a Bachelor's degree, we strongly advise that you take Counseling 5, Introduction to College. The class is transferrable to the UC and CSU system.  The cost is $338 and sign up for class is during orientation on a first come, first serve basis.


September 17 - 21

Events and activities will be available.



Placement Tests

English/English for Second Learners and Math tests will be administered during orientation.  Please DO NOT schedule a placement test individually.








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International Student Programs Office


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933