International Students Admissions
Information For Non-F1 Visa Holders, Permanent Residents, Overseas US or Dual Citizens
When Are You Considered An International Student?
The International Student Office is dedicated to supporting students on F-1 visas. For application purposes, international students at Foothill College are students who hold or will apply for an F-1 student visa.
If you are:
- A permanent resident (hold a green card)
- A U.S. citizen or a dual citizen
- In the United States holding a visa other than F-1 and you are not planning to change your status to F-1.
Do NOT apply through the International Student Office.
Our Community Ambassador Program office organizes new student information sessions for overseas U.S. Citizens, permanent residents and non-F-1 visa holders.
For information, call or e-mail Antoinette Chavez at 650.949-7813 or ChavezAntoinette@fhda.edu.
Admissions Procedure for Non-F-1 Students
Follow the enrollment steps on the Apply and Register section of our website.
This page includes information on application deadlines, tuition and fees, and important registration information.
Please note that once your application has been accepted, you will not receive an official acceptance letter: you will receive an email confirming your admission to Foothill.
SAT, ACT and AP (Advanced Placement) courses are not required for admission to Foothill.
If you completed a 13th year, AP courses or an IB program in an overseas high school, the determination of advanced credit will be done on a case-by-case basis during your private appointment with an academic counselor. You should bring with you additional documentation such as official transcripts, exam results, course catalog if available, etc.
If you are interested in receiving credit for courses you have taken in a college or a university overseas, visit the Foreign Transcripts section.
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International Student Programs Office
Administration Building 1900 Room 1933
Overseas Applicant Deadlines