2015-2016 Admissions Criteria to TTW:
  • Applicants must have a documented disability, verified by a licensed, credentialed and certified professional.
  • Applicants must be able to function independently on the college campus and exhibit behavior that is appropriate for a college campus, confirmed by two recommendations from teachers or counselors. This includes no history of violence toward themselves or others.
  • Applicants must express the desire and motivation to become more independent and exemplify this desire by partaking in all aspects of the program.
  • Applicants' family or caretakers must express an interest in partnering with the TTW Program and the Foothill College Disability Resource Center Staff in order to support the learning needs of the student.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a pre-program screening.
  • Applicants must have the ability to travel independently via public transportation.
Application and Admissions Process:

Our application process is designed to ensure that we make the best match possible between students and the services we provide. Therefore, we gather information in a variety of ways directly from students, families, and professionals who know the applicant well. Please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Ong, Dean of the Disability Resource Center, at 650-949-7549 or ongteresa@fhda.edu, if you have any questions regarding the process or the program.

Please download the following forms here:
Letter of Recommendation

1. Visit the TTW Program.

Please contact Julie Brown at (650) 949-7103 or via email at brownjulie@fhda.edu to schedule a tour and information session. Tours and information sessions are typically held on Mondays and Wednesdays in January, February and March, from 2:00-3:00 pm.

April 13th
April 15th
April 20th
April 22nd
Optional shadow days are available in March and April.
Shadow visits are held Tuesday mornings between 10 a.m and 12:30 p.m. and provide the opportunity for interested candidates to spend a morning in class with current students and have lunch together on campus. These visits are not mandatory. A tour and information session must be attended prior to scheduling a shadow day. Shadow visits will be limited to 4 students per day. Please contact Julie Brown at (650) 949-7103 or via email at brownjulie@fhda.edu to schedule a shadow day.
March 3rd (FULL)
March 10th
March 17th
April 14th
April 21st

2. Screening: Interview and Assessment

Once you have visited the program, the student and family may schedule a screening for your student(s). The screening consists of 3 components:

  • Student assessment: multiple choice vocabulary test, short question and answer (30 minutes)
  • Student interview: student meets with TTW faculty (15 minutes)
  • Parent/caretaker interview: parent/caretaker meet with the Dean of Disability Resource Center (15 minutes)

Screening appointments will take place on the following dates:

April 25th
You may sign up for a screening appointment at this website: http://goo.gl/Y1G2Pw

3. Apply to the program by March 31st for a decision by April 30, 2015.

Please fill out the TTW application. Applications will be distributed during the tours/information sessions. The application may be emailed or mailed to us:

Disability Resource Center
Foothill College
Attn: TTW Application
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Via Email:

You may also download the application form here.

Note: Once you are accepted into the program, you will be required to provide disability documentation.

Students may be admitted to the program after the deadline as space allows.

4. Provide Letters of Recommendation by April 10th for a decision by April 30, 2015.

Please have two professionals who know the student well complete recommendation forms and email or mail them directly to the TTW office (address above). These forms will be distributed with the application at the time of the tour/information session, and should be submitted directly from the individual completing the form by April 10th for an April 30th decision.

You may download the Letter of Recommendation Form here

5. Admission decisions will be made by April 30, 2015.

Additional paperwork will be sent out with the admissions notification letter. Any student who will be attending the program will need to provide documentation of disability from a licensed, credentialed professional. An orientation meeting for new students and families will be held in mid-June. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis after April 30, 2015, if space is available.

Thank you for your interest in the Transition to Work Program. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

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