Cherry Blossoms

Prospective Students

How To Apply

To determine eligibility for admission, please submit the following documents.


1. Application (required)
Complete, sign, and submit a complete application with a copy of your passport and a recent photograph.


2. English proficiency test score (required)
Submit a copy/original proof of English proficiency test score, taken within the last 2 years (ex: if the year is 2018, your test must have been taken between 2016-2018). A minimum score on any of the following examinations is required for admission:

TOEFL - 61 iBT (Foothill ETS code is 4315) or TOEFL PBT 500 or higher
IELTS - 6.0 
iTEP - Level 4  
Duolingo - 50 
Pearson PTE Academic - 45 
Cambridge - 175+ on advanced or proficiency exam
GTEC CBT - 1100


3. Financial Statement (required)
Submit an original/official bank letter that meets our requirement of estimated cost and dated within the last 6 months (ex: if you are submitting for January 30 deadline, your letter must be dated betwen August - January). 
If your bank is located in the U.S. and a bank letter can't be produced, you may submit a bank statement that meets our total estimated cost.  In order to verify that the funds are currently available, you or your sponsor will be required to come into the office and log in to the account.
Samples of bank letters we accept


4. Transcript (required)
Submit an official school transcript. If you are under 18 years old, you must submit proof of high school completion or equivalent. All documents must be in English or officially translated into English. For students who attended schools in the U.S., please submit an official transcript from all schools you've attended.


5. Application Fee (required)
We require a $75 USD application fee to review your application and determine your eligibility. 
Application Fee Form

This fee is non-refundable.


6. Shipping Fee (required, if applicable)
If your admission decision packet needs to be mailed outside of the U.S., we require a $75 USD shipping fee. We utilize DHL as our courier but will also use alternative couriers if DHL doesn't deliver to your mailing address. We will e-mail you the tracking number so that you are able to track the document online. The shipping fee will only be charged for mail outside of the U.S. 
Shipping Fee form

This fee is non-refundable.


7.  Minor Student Authorization (required, if applicable)

If you are under 18 years old, we require authorization from your parents or legal guardian that you can attend Foothill College. Please complete the form and submit with your application packet. 

Authorization for Minor students


8. Dependent Form (required, if applicable)

If you have dependents who will accompany you as an F-1 visa, please complete this form.  Your financial letter must show an additional $5,000 for each dependent.

Dependent Information Form

Mail all application documents to:

Foothill College
International Student Programs
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


Please Note:

  • If you are applying to a Biology or Health program, an additional application is required. Please visit application procedure.

  • Foothill College does not evaluate foreign transcripts for course waivers or to transfer credits. Your transcript must be evaluated by a third party before submitting to our office. For more information, please visit foreign transcripts.

  • If you are an F-1 student from another school and are interested in concurrent enrollment, follow these steps.






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