Registration and Fees for Online Courses


The registration process for online classes is the same as that for "traditional" classes. You must apply for admission, take a placement test, if needed, and then register for classes.

You will need to know your Student ID number. To find out your ID, follow these instructions.

  • To Apply & Register, follow the steps outlined by Foothill College Admissions & Records. Students need to wait about one day AFTER applying for admission before registering for courses.
  • For registration and term dates, refer to the Foothill College Academic Schedule.
  • Find out how to Clear a Prerequisite.
  • If the class you want is full before the session starts, see page 6 of the Registration Guide for Waitlist Procedures.
  • High school juniors and seniors may attend Foothill with written parental and school permission. Access additional information about high school admission including the high school permission form.
  • Students who currently reside in any of the following states may not be able to enroll in courses at Foothill College. Please contact A&R (650-949-7325 or to determine if you will be allowed to enroll.
    • Arkansas
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Utah
    • Wisconsin

Registration and Add Codes

If the course you are interested in is closed, you can request an Add Code for late registration starting on the first day of classes. Preview the instructor's Course Information for prerequisites, required meetings, etc. before you request to add late.

You can add courses via MyPortal during the first two weeks of the quarter.


Foothill College has a new wait-list system. You will no longer be automatically moved from wait-listed status to enrolled status. Here is a brief explanation of the process:

  1. If a seat becomes available, the first student on the wait-list will be notified by e-mail.
  2. You will have 24 hours to register for the class. You will be dropped from the class if you fail to pay all fees within 5 days.
  3. If you do not register within 24 hours, you will be removed from the wait-list and the space will be offered to the next student on the list.
  4. You are responsible for ensuring that we have a valid e-mail address for you on file. Go to the MyPortal to update your e-mail address.
  5. If you are a wait-listed student and do not receive notification via e-mail, we recommend that you attend the first class meeting for possible enrollment as determined by the instructor. If the instructor authorizes you to add the course, complete the add process online and pay the enrollment fee for the course you have added.

All students use to register for classes and update your contact information. All you'll need to know is your Collegewide ID or CWID and you are in! You'll use a temporary password to log in the first time. To be prepared, see the First-time Login Guide available on the MyPortal for more information.

Students who do not have access to the Internet may update their mailing and e-mail addresses at the Admissions and Records office or the Media Center.

If you receive the error message that it is "not your day to register" when attempting to complete the late-registration process to add a course, it may mean that you have not yet submitted an application for the quarter. If you did not take classes the previous quarter, you are not considered a "continuing student." Before you can add a course to your schedule, you must apply to the college by completing the online application.

See Dates and Deadlines.


For information on tuition and fees, see the page maintained by Foothill Admissions & Records: Explanation of Student Fees & Fee Schedule.

The Student ID Card Fee, Student Representation Fee are not required and are voluntary. The Campus Center Use Fee can be reduced to $10 for students with all classes meeting off-campus (including fully online courses) and who live outside of the district service area.  Call the Cashier's Office to request to have these fees waived and/or reduced: (650) 949-7331. 

International Student Registration

Internationally-based students attending Foothill College online (in their own countries) should review information for International Students.

DLI Student Registration

Defense Language Institute students, please see DLI registration.