Registration and Fees for Online Courses

International Student Registration

F-1 Students

Visa other than F-1 or reside in another country

  • Follow the application and registration procedures listed below.

Apply and Register

If you are NOT an international student with an F-1 visa, follow these instructions.

NOTE: The registration process for online classes is the SAME as that for "in-person" classes. You must apply for admission if you have not already done so, clear a prerequisite, if needed, then register for classes.

Apply for admission to Foothill

  • If you are new to Foothill or did not attend Foothill last quarter, then you must fill out an application.
  • High school juniors and seniors may attend Foothill with written parental and school permission. Access additional information about high school admission including the high school permission form.
  • Students who currently reside in any of the following states MAY NOT be able to enroll in courses at Foothill College. Please contact A&R (650) 949-7325 or use the A&R Help Form) to determine if you will be allowed to enroll.
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Georgia
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Wisconsin

Register for Classes

If you just applied, you will need to wait until your application has been processed before you can register for classes which usually takes about one day.

Register for a class
Late Registration
  • To register for a course after the quarter has started, you must request an Add Code. Follow the instructions in the Add Code tab.
  • If you receive the error message that it is "not your day to register" when attempting to complete the late-registration process to add a course, it may mean that you have not yet submitted an application for the quarter. If you did not take classes the previous quarter, you are not considered a "continuing student." Before you can add a course to your schedule, you must apply to the college by completing the online application.

New Automated Waitlist Process. Here is how it works:

When a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist. If a space opens up in the class prior to the first class meeting, you will be enrolled automatically in the class and a confirmation email will be sent to your email address that is on file.

Registration Guide for Waitlist Procedures (pdf) - If your course is full before the session starts, find out how to get on the waitlist (page 11)

If you are still on the waitlist and the class has started, the waitlist will no longer be used so you must request an add code. View the 'Add Codes' tab to learn how.

Important things to know regarding the automated waitlist:

  • You must meet the course prerequisites prior to placing yourself on a waitlist.
  • If you are waitlisted for two classes that have corequisites, space must be available in both classes (Example: ASTR 010A and ASTR 010L).
  • You can only put yourself on a waitlist for one section of the same course.
  • You may not put yourself on a waitlist that conflicts in time with another course.

Check your MyPortal account to see if you were enrolled after you have received a confirmation email.

You are still responsible for dropping classes prior to the appropriate deadlines.

If you receive the error message that it is "not your day to register" when attempting to complete the late-registration process to add a course, it may mean that you have not yet submitted an application for the quarter. If you did not take classes the previous quarter, you are not considered a "continuing student." Before you can add a course to your schedule, you must apply to the college by completing the online application.

Dates and Deadlines.

If the course you are interested in is closed, you can request an Add Code for late registration starting on the first day of classes (not any earlier). If you register for a course after the quarter has started you must request an Add Code from the instructor, however, some instructors choose not to issue any add codes. Preview the instructor's Course Information for prerequisites, required meetings, etc. before you request to add late.

When can I register using my Add Code?

  • Fully online course (W at the end of the section number) - First day of the quarter through the add period
  • Hybrid or in-person course - First day the class meets in person through the add period

How long is the add period?

  • Fall through Spring quarter - First two weeks of the quarter
  • Summer quarter - First week only

How do I request and register using an add code?

For information on tuition and fees, see the page maintained by Foothill Admissions & Records: Explanation of Student Fees & Fee Schedule.

The Student ID Card Fee, Student Representation Fee are not required and are voluntary. The Campus Center Use Fee can be reduced to $10 for students who are only enrolled in classes that meet off-campus (including fully online courses) and who live outside of the district service area. Call the Cashier's Office to request to have these fees waived and/or reduced: (650) 949-7331.

Last Updated June 21, 2017
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