Ways to Clear a Prerequisite:
  • Proof of coursework taken at another U.S. college/institution:
    • Requires submission of an unofficial transcripts with a grade of C or better AND a course description from the school catalog at the time you took the class.
  • AP Test score of 3 or higher:
    • Attach a copy of AP test score.
  • Assessment/Placement Exam score (Math, English, ESLL, Chemistry).
  • Proof of coursework taken at a college outside the U.S.:
    • Requires a Foothill counselor or departmental approval; and
    • must include an evaluated foreign transcript with course descriptions.
  • Other/Challenge: If you do not meet any of the above, a prerequisite clearance requires dean or director approval.
The Process
  1. Download Prerequisite Clearance Form.
  2. Fill out the form completely and attach the required documentation stated on the form.
  3. Fax, mail, e-mail or drop off the completed form and the required documentation to the Counseling Office.
  4. Once we have received the form, it will be processed in the order they are received and should take no longer than 5 working days for it to be processed before attempting to register.
    Please Note: You will only be notified by e-mail if your clearance petition has been denied.
To Submit Form and Required Documents
FAX: (650) 949-7048
Mail or
Drop Off:
Foothill College
Admissions and Records, Bldg. 8100
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
E-mail: prereqclearfh@fhda.edu
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