Anyone who is 18 years of age or older is eligible to attend. A minor who may benefit from instruction and has permission from both the local high school district and their parent/guardian also may attend. Students holding F1/F2 and B1/B2 Visas are not allowed to enroll in noncredit courses.


Preregister for noncredit classes online by

  1. Submitting an application for admission to Foothill College (if you are not a continuing student) and then
  2. Register for classes online through your MyPortal account. Registration may be possible at the first class meeting if space is available.


Noncredit classes are open enrollment and generally students may start attending class at any scheduled class meeting if there is space. However, courses that are part of a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Competency may require minimum attendance and competency.


There are no fees for the noncredit classes currently offered at Foothill College. (Student Fee Handbook, Legal Opinion 10-01, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, 2010) Students are responsible for purchasing required books and materials for noncredit classes.