Application Procedures
All F-1 student applicants must comply with the following admissions procedure before a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status (F-1), Form I-20, can be issued.
If you do not hold or plan to apply for an F-1 student visa to study at Foothill, you must follow a different admissions procedure.
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Document Requirements for Admission

Acceptance Notification
After we receive all of the original required documents, we will notify you within 5–7days of your acceptance.
If any documents are missing, you will be notified by e-mail. Please note that Form I-20 will not be issued until all original or certified copies of your documents are received (photocopies, fax submissions and scanned documents are not sufficient).
We will send your official acceptance packet by international courier to the mailing address that you provided on the application form. If you are working with an advising agent who submits your application and you want the acceptance packet with the Form I-20 mailed to you instead of your agent, you should include a note with your application form. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after the International Student Office receives your application materials, please check the status of your application with our International Admissions Coordinator at or at 1-650-949-7293.
F-1 Visa Application
Once you receive your I-20, you should pay the SEVIS fee and make an appointment for an F-1 visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Statement about 120-day suspension of refugee programs and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. (PDF)
140 FHDA international students accepted to UCLA, 94 to UC Berkeley, 344 to UC San Diego, 385 to UC Davis for Fall 2015; 72 to USC for Fall 2014! Our students were also accepted to MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Purdue, NYU, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and more!

International student featured in International Educator magazine article on 2+2 transfer success

Received Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in 2012

Find out more about our Transfer Agreements(pdf).

Foothill is now an
iTEP Test Center.
Instead of TOEFL/IELTS,
Take iTEP for admission.