Admission Deadlines
International students can apply and enter Foothill College three times a year for the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. There is no admission for the summer except for the Intensive ESL Summer Bridge Program.
Overseas Applicants:
If you are applying from outside the United States, all of the required original documents for admission must be submitted to our office by the following deadlines:
June 30 October 31 January 31
Orientation Late August/
Early September    
Early March
Early April
Please note that visa processing times may vary quite a bit from country to country. After you are accepted by Foothill and receive the Form I-20, you should plan carefully to have sufficient time for an F-1 visa interview and other required formalities. You can check visa wait times for interview appointments in your country, or refer to additional instructions in the Visa Application section of our Web site.
Applicants from the U.S.:
If you are already in the United States studying with an F-1 visa at another college, university or language school, the application deadline may generally be extended by three more weeks.
Make sure you follow special transfer procedures when transferring to Foothill College from another U.S. college, university or language school.
If you are in the United States on another visa (such as J-1, F-2, etc.) and would like to change to F-1 to study at Foothill full-time, please check with our International Admissions Coordinator at or at 1-650-949-7293 for more information on extended deadlines.
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.