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Five Easy Steps to Apply to Foothill College
  1. Complete, sign, and submit the application with a copy of your passport and a recent photograph.
  2. Submit proof — of English proficiency: TOEFL 61 iBT / 500, IELTS 6.0, iTEP 4 or EIKEN 2A. Our ETS code is 4315.
  3. Financial Statement — Submit an original bank letter (dated within the last 6 months) verifying a minimum of the total estimated cost.
  4. Transcripts Submit original secondary and post-secondary transcripts, including U.S transcripts. All documents must be in English.
  5. $75 USD Application Fee (non-refundable) and $75 USD Shipping Fee. The shipping fee will only be charged if we send documents outside of the United States.


    Effective from April 6th, 2015:

    Please note that the non-refundable shipping fee has increased to $75 USD. This fee is charged for admission packets sent outside of the US. We send all overseas shipments by courier/express mail to ensure delivery.
Mail all application documents to:
Foothill College
International Programs
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
If you are applying to a Biology or Health program, you must follow a separate application procedure.
Foothill does not evaluate foreign transcripts for course waivers or to transfer credits.

If you are an F-1 student from another school and are interested in concurrent enrollment, follow these steps.
289 FHDA international students accepted to UC Berkeley, 140 to UCLA, 344 to UC San Diego, 385 to UC Davis for Fall 2015; 72 to USC for Fall 2014! Our students were also accepted to MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Purdue, NYU, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and more!

International student featured in International Educator magazine article on 2+2 transfer success

Received Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in 2012

Find out more about our Transfer Agreements(pdf).

Foothill is now an
iTEP Test Center.
Instead of TOEFL/IELTS,
Take iTEP for admission.