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Cherry Blossoms

Prospective Students

How to Apply

To be eligible for admission, you will need to submit the following:

1. Application (required)
Create an account in our admissions portal and complete the online application:

You will be guided to upload/submit the following items through the admissions portal (physical documents are not accepted):


2. Copy of Passport (required)


3. English Proficiency Test Score (required)
Upload a copy/original proof of English proficiency test score, taken within the last 2 years (e.g., if the year is 2018, your test must have been taken between 2016-2018). A minimum score on any of the following examinations is required for admission:

TOEFL - 61 iBT (Foothill ETS code is 4315) or 46 PbT (Paper-based Test) 
IELTS - 5.5 
iTEP - Level 4  
Duolingo - 95 DET  (50 DET older version) 
Pearson PTE Academic - 45 
Cambridge - 175+ on advanced or proficiency exam
GTEC CBT - 1100


4. Financial Statement (required for students applying for an F-1 visa)
Upload an original/official bank letter or statement that meets our requirement of estimated cost and is dated within the last 6 months. The docuement must be in English although funds do not have to be shown in USD.
Samples of Acceptable Bank Letters


5. Transcripts (required)
Upload a copy of your official school transcripts. If you are under 18 years old, you must submit proof of high school completion or equivalent. All documents must be in English or officially translated into English. For students who attended schools in the U.S., please submit a transcript from all schools you have attended. 


6. Application Fee (required)
We require a $75 USD application fee to review your application and determine your eligibility. You will be directed to compelete an online payment of the application fee upon submission of the application. 

This fee is non-refundable.


7.  Minor Student Authorization (required, if applicable)

If you are under 18 years old, we require authorization from your parents or legal guardian that you can attend Foothill College. This form will be available to you for completion in the admissions portal after you are admitted.

FHDA Minor Authorization Form


8. Dependent Form (required, if applicable)

If you have dependents who will accompany you as an F-1 visa holder, you will be asked to complete this form in the admissions portal. Your financial statement must show additional funds for each dependent.

 Please Note:

  • Foothill College does not evaluate foreign transcripts for course waivers or to transfer credits. Your transcript must be evaluated by a third party before submitting to our office. For more information, please visit foreign transcripts.

  • If you are an F-1 student from another school and you are interested in concurrent enrollment, follow these steps.



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International Student Programs Office


Administration Building 1900 Room 1933

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