Early Start: Foothill Summer English for Admitted Fall Students June 27 – August 12, 2016
Finish your studies at Foothill one quarter early! Get a head start on your required English classes in the summer! Download the Early Start Brochure 2016
Early Start Benefits:
  • Get a head start on your required English classes
  • Take the English placement test early
  • Register for Fall classes early
  • Adjust to living in the U.S. and studying at Foothill College
  • Small classes with personal attention
Requirements and Application Procedure:
  • You must be accepted for the Fall quarter and are required to take 10 units minimum of ESL coursework.
  • To apply, submit an International Student Application along with required admission documents, Early Start Reply Form, a $75 application fee and a $75 shipping fee.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency (official scores): TOEFL: 500 PBT, 61 IBT, IELTS: 6.0 or iTEP 4.
  • International students must have completed secondary school/high school before the start of Summer ESL courses. Submit official transcripts.
  • Admitted students will receive a Letter of Admission and I-20.
  • Need an updated I-20? Please send us the Early Start Reply Form.
  • Completed Application and Early Start Reply Form due by:
    Overseas Applicants — May 30, 2016
    Students in the U.S. — June 6, 2016
    All application documents must be submitted by the due date.
    Report to Foothill International Office on Monday, June 13 at 10 a.m.
    No late arrivals.
Tuition Fees
Regular tuition fees for 10 units. Tuition must be paid upon arrival as soon as you register for classes. Mandatory health insurance is required. See Costs to Attend page.
Foothill College does not provide dormitories or housing arrangements. Homestay information is available at www.isphomestays.com/program/nca.html. For more housing options, please visit www.foothill.edu/international/housing.
For more information about Early Start and Fall Admission please
contact International Admissions Coordinator Maria Sandone at foothillinternational@foothill.edu or at 1-650-949-7293.
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.