Great Opportunities for High School Concurrent Enrollment Students & Special Admit Students
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Admission and Enrollment Process for

  1. High School Juniors or Seniors (Concurrent Enrollment)
     
  2. Home Schooled students
     
  3. Student who is awaiting G.E.D. or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) test date (registered to test) or test results and are not yet 18 years of age
     
  4. Special Full-time students (Students younger than 18 that have taken the high school equivalency test and passed)
 

 
General Admissions/Enrollment Criteria:

A student is eligible to attend Foothill College if he/she is:

  1. 18 years or older or
  2. A High School graduate or
  3. In possession of a GED or
  4. Has passed the California High School Proficiency Exam(CHSPE)

If none of these apply, the student is considered a high school concurrent enrollment student if he/she is a Junior or Senior in high school or, for summer enrollment, will be a Junior or Senior in the Fall.

 
 

 
I: Admission/Enrollment Process for Concurrent High School Students

Taking classes at Foothill College is a great way to get ahead! You can earn credit while still in high school.

Students currently enrolled in high school (Junior or Senior) may earn up 10 units per quarter, Fall, Winter and Spring quarters and a maximum of 6 units during summer session. (Per California Education Code)

High School Student Application Process for Juniors & Seniors

  1. Apply for admission. Complete the Foothill College application for admission online.
  2. Meet with your high school counselor to discuss which courses are recommended for Juniors and Seniors. Get your Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment form Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment signed: Permission of a parent/guardian and principal is required for high school Juniors and Seniors. You must list the specific Foothill College course that has been authorized by the high school.
  3. Take placement tests: Required for English and math classes- must have placement score in English of 1A or higher and ESLL 25 or higher; and/or a placement score in Math of 10 or higher.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts.
  5. Register for Classes. Register online or in person.
    1. High school students may enroll in up to 10 units during a regular quarter and up to 6 units during a summer quarter.
    2. High school students may not enroll in any course that is currently offered at their school site any time during the academic year.
    3. High school students may not enroll in:
      • Any English courses numbered 100 and above
      • Any English as a Second Language courses numbered 100 and above
      • Any Math classes numbered 100 and above
      • Any class that has a prerequisite that you have not met
      • There is limited enrollment in physical education and dance activities classes. 10% of total class slots available may be high school concurrent enrollment students. (Example: Class slots 40, high school concurrent enrollment total allowed= 4 students)
      • The registration date for high school junior and seniors is two days after the registration date for new and former students. For more information view the Registration & Key Dates page for each term.
  6. Pay Basic Fees. High school students do not pay the resident tuition of $31*** per unit for enrollment fees as long as they take 10 or fewer units during a regular quarter which includes Fall, Winter and Spring and 6 or fewer units during the summer session. High school students who are considered non-residents for tuition purposes will pay non-resident fees.* High school students who are considered International students for tuition purposes will pay International student fees.**
Concurrently enrolled high school students taking Foothill College classes do not pay Basic Fees as listed at http://www.foothill.edu/reg/fees.php.

*Non-California residents may be required to pay out-of-state fees.
**International students will be required to pay International Student fees.
*** Student enrollment fees are set by California's legislature and governor and are subject to change at any time.

Concurrently enrolled students with what they believe are "extenuating circumstances" requiring excess units must receive special permission from the Dean of Enrollment Services and are required to pay ALL enrollment fees. No fee waivers will be applied. Please submit Petition to the Academic Council to request excess units.

Students who are not high school Juniors or Seniors, but are "academically gifted" (determined by the College) requesting admissions and enrollment must receive special permission from the Vice President, Student Services or his/her designee.

Concurrent enrollment students seeking accommodations for disabilities are required to submit their disability verification from a qualified professional in writing to the Disability Resource Center to request accommodations. The college cannot accept high school Individual Education Plans (IEPs) nor can we participate in the IEP process.

Concurrent enrollment students considering taking online courses should review requirements and take the Reality Check: Are you ready to be an online learner? It is also imperative that you take an online orientation either in-person or online prior to starting any online classes.

 
 

 
II: Admission/Enrollment process for home-schooled students
  1. Apply for admission. Complete the Foothill College application for admission online.
  2. Submit a School Affidavit from the California Department of Education OR Letter of Release, signed by the principal or superintendent, from the high school or district of residence that specifically releases the student from compulsory attendance in the district's K-12 system.
  3. Take placement tests: Required for English and math classes- must have placement score in English of 1A or higher and ESLL 25 or higher; and/or a placement score in Math 10 or higher.
  4. Submit complete transcripts with grades of all completed coursework.
  5. Submit signed and dated statement from person in charge of the student's academic coursework (the public school counselor or principal) that the student is adequately prepared for, and can benefit from, advanced scholastic or vocational, degree-applicable college coursework.
  6. Submit Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment form with parental consent. Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment You must list the specific Foothill College course for which you are requesting approval to enroll.
  7. The student and parent must attend a mandatory meeting with the Vice President, Student Services or his/her designee to determine social readiness to attend college courses. The College President, or his/her designee, will make the final determination if the student is denied enrollment in requested college courses.
 
 

 
III: Admission/Enrollment Process for a student who is awaiting G.E.D. or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) test date (registered to test) or test results and are not yet 18 years of age
  1. Submit letter of release, signed by the principal or superintendent of the high school or district of residence that specifically releases the student from compulsory attendance on a limited basis to prepare for the GED or CHSPA exam.
  2. Apply for admission. Complete the Foothill College application for admission online.
  3. Submit Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment form with parental consent. Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment You must list the specific Foothill College course for which you are requesting approval to enroll.
  4. Submit official transcripts.
  5. Take placement tests: Required for English and Math classes- must have placement score in English of 100 or higher.
  6. Meet with a Counselor and develop a Student Education Plan (SEP).
  7. Final approval of coursework resides with the designated Foothill College official.
 
 

 
IV: Admission/Enrollment Process for special full-time students

Any elementary or secondary public school student who by petition has obtained the approval of his/her own school district governing board to attend college on the grounds that the student would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work. (Students are not allowed to enroll part-time at Foothill College while they are enrolled in elementary or secondary school.)

  1. Submit letter of recommendation, signed by the principal or superintendent from the school or district of residence that specifically outlines why the student would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work offered at Foothill College
  2. Apply for admission. Complete the Foothill College application for admission online.
  3. Submit form Special Admit & High School Concurrent Enrollment with parental consent. You must list the specific Foothill College course that you are requesting approval to enroll in.
  4. Take placement tests: Required for English and math classes- must have placement score in English of 1A or higher and ESLL 25 or higher; and/or a placement score in Math 10 or higher.
  5. Student and his/her parent meet with a counselor to create a Student Education Plan (SEP).
  6. The student and parent attend a mandatory meeting with the Dean of Student Affairs & Activities to determine social readiness to attend college courses. The College President, or his/her designee, will make the final determination if the student is denied enrollment in requested college courses.
  7. If approved for enrollment, the student follows the established registration process for all students and is subject to all the same student rights and responsibilities.
  8. Pay Tuition and Fees. Special full-time students pay the resident tuition of $31***per unit for enrollment and all basic fees. Special full-time students who are considered non-residents for tuition purposes will pay the non-resident fee.* Special full-time students who are considered International students for tuition purposes will pay the International student fee.**

*Non-California residents may be required to pay out-of-state fees.
**International students will be required to pay International Student fees.
*** Student enrollment fees are set by California's legislature and governor and are subject to change at any time.

 

 
Other Important Information
  1. Student records are confidential and protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not available to parents without a written release from the student (regardless of student's age). To submit a written release submit a letter from the student that includes a copy of the student's photo ID with the student's name, ID number and signature and a written statement from the student. The statement should be very specific as to what information is allowed to be released. (Grades, class schedule, transcripts, communication with instructors, etc)
  2. Any student who places into remedial math, English or ESLL through placement testing cannot be admitted through this process.
  3. Student's high school may not accept Foothill College courses that are completed that were not approved on the high school release form.
  4. Student will need to request Foothill College transcripts if they want their grades sent to their high school or need a transcript sent to another college or university. Request official transcripts online or print an unofficial transcript at MyPortal.
  5. All courses will appear on student's permanent record and must be reported to any other college or university to which student applies.
  6. All students attending Foothill College under these criteria are considered regular community college students.
  7. As a college student, these students are no longer considered K-12 students, and thus are not entitled to services that would be made available by the K-12 system, including IEPs.
  8. If student is under 18 and is not attending high school at all, we follow the guidelines from the State Chancellor's Office that indicates, "…The assessment of a school representative should verify the readiness of the student for college level coursework." The college requires a separation letter from the student's high school to avoid truancy issues. The Vice President, Student Services or his/her designee at each college, would have final determination of appropriateness of any courses.
  9. High school students need to re-apply in CCC Apply after graduating from high school to update your status as a graduate so the system allows you to register.
 

 
Definition of terms for Foothill College

Concurrent enrollment: Concurrent enrollment for 11th and 12th grade high school students allows enrollment in college-level, degree-applicable courses for advanced scholastic or advanced vocational purposes.

Release of Holds Forms: Prerequisites are conditions of enrollment that students are required to meet prior to enrollment in particular courses or programs. The assignment of a prerequisite to a course signifies that the course, skills, or body of knowledge described in the course are essential to the success of the student in that course and that it is highly unlikely that a student who has not met the prerequisite will earn a satisfactory grade in the course (or at least one course in the program) for which the prerequisite has been established.

Course Advisory: When a course has an advisory, it means that the College is recommending a certain preparation before entering the course. The preparation is considered advantageous to a student's success in the class. This preparation is recommended, and the student is advised (but not required) to meet the condition before or in conjunction with enrollment in the course or educational program.

CCCApply: CCC Apply is the statewide, online gateway for California Community Colleges where you can create and submit your application to Foothill College and over one hundred other colleges. To use CCCApply you will need to create an account username and password for that system. After you submit your application, please allow up to 2 business days for your application to be processed.

Remedial Courses: Any English courses numbered 100 and above; any English as a Second Language courses numbered 100 and above; any Math classes numbered 100 and above.

Student Education Plan (SEP) :An SEP outlines a suggested course of study for the individual student based on major, transfer plans and college goals. It is used to organize a sequence of courses needed to compete the individual student goals.

California Residency: A resident student is an individual who has lived in California for at least one year and one day prior to the beginning of a quarter, and has taken steps to establish residency within the State. To be considered a California resident, you must provide proof of intent to become a permanent California resident. Some examples of proof include having a California driver's license, voter registration, or car registration. The college will determine your residency based on all of the information you provide. If you are under 18 and unmarried, then the residence of the parent or guardian with whom you live or lived most recently will determine your residency.

Enrollment Fee: Enrollment fees are mandated by the State of California. Student enrollment fees are set by California's legislature and governor and are subject to change at any time. See the Official Fees page for complete Fee information.

Basic Fees: Concurrently enrolled high school students do not pay Foothill College Basic Fees as listed at http://www.foothill.edu/reg/fees.php. Concurrently enrolled students may purchase a Foothill College Student ID "Owl Card" for $10 per quarter at the ASFC Smart Shop, Campus Center, Room 2016 or at Middlefield Campus HUB, 2nd Floor, Building I.

Non-Resident Tuition: A student who does not qualify for California residency is classified as a non-resident student and is required to pay a non-resident tuition fee. Non-resident students are required to cover the full costs of their tuition and therefore pay a higher rate. Students who are classified as non-residents will be charged a tuition fee in addition to the enrollment fee, health services fee and student representation fee.

International Student Fees: In addition to mandatory Basic Fees, F-1 status international students pay an international unit fee. (Subject to change without notice)