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Registration

Enrollment Steps for Priority Registration

See the Academic Calendar for priority enrollment registration dates for the current quarter.

If you have applied for admission, go to MyPortal to check YOUR registration date.

New Students

Follow Steps 1-6 to Receive Priority Registration

  • You'll need to complete steps 1-3 when filling out the Foothill College online application.
  • You can complete steps 4-6 by following options listed for each.

Apply

  • Apply for admission.
  • Do this as early as possible, even if you think you may attend another school.
  • Keep all your options open, and keep your priority registration if you choose Foothill.

Declare a major - not "Undecided"

  • Check out our Programs & Courses options to decide which major you want to declare on your admission application.
  • Note: You can easily update your major in MyPortal after you've applied for admission.

Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate

Meet Assessment requirements

  • Starting Fall 2018, Foothill will be using high school transcripts as the primary mode for Assessment.
  • If high school transcripts are unavilable, students will assess with the standard Assessment Exam.
  • For further details, please visit the Foothill College Assessment website.

Complete orientation

You have two options to meet this requirement.

  1. Take your Orientation online (Log in to MyPortal > Click the ‘Students’ tab > Click the Go2Orientation link)
  2. Take a Counseling 5 class (See Schedule of Classes for CNSL 5 dates and time)

Create an *educational plan

*In order to fulfill this requirement, your student education plan (SEP) must include the term in which you plan to register. To meet with a counselor

Priority Enrollment Order

In accordance with state and local regulations, students will be assigned registration dates in the following order. (See academic calendar for  priority registration dates for upcoming or current term.)

Note asterisks below: *In order to fulfill this requirement, the student education plan (SEP) must include the term in which the student plans to register.

Group 1: Veterans, Foster Youth, CalWORKs, DSPS, EOPS Students who have

  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree, or certificate
  • Declared a major
  • Completed assessment, orientation, and an *educational plan

Group 2: Student Athletes who have

  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree, or certificate
  • Declared a major
  • Completed assessment, orientation, and an *educational plan

Group 3: Continuing students (including full time and part time) who have

  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree, or certificate
  • Declared a major
  • Completed assessment, orientation, and an *educational plan

Group 4: New, fully matriculated college students who have

  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree, or certificate
  • Declared a major
  • Completed assessment, orientation, and an *educational plan

Group 5: New, non-matriculated college students who have

  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate;
  • and declared an academic major
  • BUT have not completed assessment, orientation or an educational plan.

Group 6: Transfer students (from any other college) and returning students who have

  • Completed one term at Foothill College
  • Have selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate;
  • Declared an academic major

Group 7: All other college students, including continuing students who have not

  • Declared a major
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate

Group 8: Dually-enrolled high school students who are

  • freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors or meet other criteria to attend Foothill College. 

Choose a Major & Goal

Meet Assessment Requirements

Meet with a Counselor

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Need Help?
Contact Us!

Admissions and Records

650.949.7325


A & R Help Form


Student Services Building 8100, Room 8101

Got Questions?

Can't find an answer on our website?

TEXT your admissions or registration question/concern to Foothill's ASK ME! service. 

408.334.7061

Text questions will be answered during regular business hours.

A & R Office Hours

Regular Hours
MAIN CAMPUS
Mon. & Tues. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

SUNNYVALE CENTER
Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


HOLIDAYS & EXCEPTIONS
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
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