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Foothill College Online Application

We're accepting admission applications for summer and fall terms.

  • Classes run on the quarter system, with late-start classes and a shortened summer session.
  • For important dates and deadlines, see the Academic Calendar.
  • Foothill has an open-door admission policy for all high-school graduates and non-graduates who are 18 years of age or older.

Filling Out the Application

If you have never applied for admission to Foothill College or you are a returning student and it's been awhile, please review Tips for Completing the Online Application to help you with the process. As a new tip of importance, please read — What is and should I use it to verify my identity when applying for admission?

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Foothill College Promise

Get your first TWO years of college free!

We encourage all first-time, full-time students to apply for Financial Aid.

After you submit your online admission application, complete a Financial Aid FAFSA or Dream Act Application.

Eligibility for Foothill College Promise  is not based on financial need but rather if you maintain full-time status for the quarter in which you receive benefits, excluding summer term.

Note: Effective fall 2021, only Foothill Promise students who meet one of the following criteria will have their required textbooks covered:

  • You qualified for the 2020-21 Foothill Promise program as a first-year student
  • You are a member of EOPS, Puente or Umoja
  • You are a verified current or former foster youth