The Foothill College Fall Quarter 2014 class schedule is now available to review by logging into your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. You may also review courses that will be offered by accessing the online searchable class schedule at http://www.foothill.edu/schedule/schedule.php.
Fall registration is July 21–Sept. 21. Fall courses run Sept. 22–Dec. 12. For registration instructions for continuing students, new and former students, and high school students, access www.foothill.edu/reg/fall14.php and www.foothill.edu/admissions.php.
California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill courses. For more fee and refund information, access www.foothill.edu/reg/fees.php. All fee payments are due at time of registration.
Find the Information You Want Fast—To help you find information quickly, use the Foothill College website, which features the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gateway, searchable class schedule and course catalog. Use these online resources to link to specific Foothill webpages for additional information about programs, support services, courses and more.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District reserves the right to cancel classes; make other changes as college needs require; and change without notice any of the information, requirements and regulations in the schedule. Instructors are not obligated to hold a seat for the student who is enrolled but does not attend the first class meeting.
Foothill College offers currently enrolled students the opportunity to participate in a student research internship program at local universities and companies. Entirely volunteer-based (no pay provided), the program is open to any student who is enrolled in a Foothill science, technology, engineering or math course. U.S. citizenship is not required for participation (if you are not a U.S. citizen, you will not be matched with an internship dealing with national security issues). To be considered, you must submit a complete application packet by Oct. 3; late applications will not be considered.
Participating in Foothill's STEM Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for you to conduct leading-edge research in various STEM fields, as well as gain real-world experience working with city officials and scientists in the private sector. Review the program's eligibility and application requirements. Restrictions apply, and you must meet certain minimum requirements that are detailed on the program's website.
For more information, call or e-mail Foothill College Apprenticeship & Internship Programs Administrative Assistant Phuong Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 949-7208.
Final grades are submitted by faculty the week after final exams. Final grades are then available to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account, as well as posted to your transcript approximately three to four weeks after the last day of final examinations.
Be aware that several "roll up" steps must occur before final grades and calculation of GPAs are available for you to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Once this process is complete, you may log in to MyPortal.fhda.edu to view grades.
Steps to View Final Grades
Final grades will begin being posted Monday, July 7, and are loaded every Monday morning in July. Check your MyPortal.fhda.edu account Mondays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, to see if your grades have posted. All grades should be posted by July 28.
Log in to your MyPortal.fhda.edu account;
Click Registration tab;
Click My Records section;
Click View My Grades; and
Select the academic term and click Submit.
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Note: If you are taking a course that serves as a prerequisite for another course, you can register now for the next course level. If you did not pass the prerequisite course, you will be dropped once grades have been posted. If you did not pass the prerequisite course, once the grade is posted by your instructor, you will be sent an e-mail notification that you have been dropped from the next level course. You may then register to retake the class that you did not pass.
To maximize human, financial and physical resources, Foothill College observes modified hours of operation throughout the summer. Most campus services are closed Fridays, July 11 through Aug. 29. Also, Foothill College will observe the Independence Day (July 4), César Chávez birthday (Aug. 29) and Labor Day (Sept. 1) holidays. The campus is closed for these observances, and classes do not meet. To avoid disappointment before traveling to the campus, verify hours of operation.
Online Services Available During Holidays & Closures— Many admissions and records services, including registering and paying for classes, ordering transcripts, purchasing textbooks and more are available online during holiday observances, academic recess and campus closures via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Got Questions? Ask Foothill!—Never wait in line or on hold. Instead, use the intuitive AskFoothill online information service to find updated, accurate answers to hundreds of your questions about Foothill College on a variety of topics, including admissions, registration, fees, hours of operation and more.
Reporting an Emergency—FHDA District Police are on duty during holiday observances, academic recess and campus closures. To report an emergency, call 911. To report non-emergencies, call (650) 949-7313.
New state laws have required Foothill, De Anza and all other California community colleges to make significant changes in the assignment of registration priority. The new mandate rewards students who make progress toward their educational goals and ensures that classes are available for students who are pursuing job training, completing the associate degree and/or preparing for university transfer. Watch a video explanation.
Helping Students Succeed: Called the Student Success & Support Program (3SP) that is part of the Student Success Act of 2012, the new criteria comply with California Title 5 regulations and are informed by research on factors that result in student success.
Beginning with registration for the 2014 Fall Quarter, new, fully matriculated* students who have completed orientation and assessment, and have filed an official education plan, as well as continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units (not including basic English, math or English as a second language) receive registration priority over students who do not meet these criteria. In addition, students who have earned 150 or more degree-applicable quarter units at Foothill or De Anza colleges, or who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms will not be permitted to register until other students have had the opportunity to do so.
To receive an early fall registration date, complete these steps:
• Attend an orientation session or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course.
• Complete assessment tests for English and math.
• Meet with a counselor or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course to create your education plan.
Reform in the Community College: The new laws are the legislative cornerstone of the California Community Colleges reform initiative to improve educational outcomes for students and better prepare the workforce needed for California’s economy. The legislation, SB 1456, ushers in some of the most significant improvements to the state's community college system in more than a decade. Learn more.
Schedule a counseling appointment for an educational plan, or university transfer, career and personal counseling.
*You are considered fully matriculated when you complete the required orientation and assessment, and develop an education plan with a counselor.
Earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Psychology here at Foothill College in partnership with Palo Alto University, www.PaloAltoU.edu/bp. The PAU Business Psychology Program is a two-year fast-track program with a high graduation rate. Complete your bachelor’s degree after you've complete Foothill general education courses. With the PAU program, you're guaranteed:
• Enrollment in all business psychology classes to complete your bachelor's degree for graduation;
• Set class schedule at Foothill College, in classes that meet Mondays–Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 pm with an hour for lunch; and
• Fixed tuition for the entire two years.
For more information, call or e-mail PAU representative Jag Sekhon at JSekhon@PaloAltoU.edu or (650) 274-2205. You can also visit the program office in Room 5019 Mondays–Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Foothill College Library (Bldg. 3600) is closed for a one-year renovation. Library services continue to be offered throughout the renovation process. The library has reopened with full services in its temporary location in Bldg. 3600. Learn more about the remodel. For a list of indoor and outdoor alternate study areas on campus, access www.foothill.edu/news/seating_areas.php.
All services located in the Learning Resources Center complex (Bldgs. 3500 and 3600) have been relocated on campus:
• ETS now in Bldg. 5800,
• Foothill Global Access now in Room 5960B,
• Library now in Bldg. 3600 as of July 14,
• Media Center now in Room 5941,
• Pass the Torch Program now in Room 5912,
• Teaching & Learning Center now in Room 5911 and
• Library Technical Services now in Room 5960A.
You can also continue accessing the college’s online library at www.foothill.edu/library/.
The Library and Media Center hours during Summer Session are Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call:
• (650) 949-7086, Library Hours
• (650) 949-7608, Library Reference Desk
• (650) 949-7611, Library Circulation
• (650) 949-7445, Media Center
• (650) 949-7250, LRC Division Office
When a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist. If a seat opens prior to the first class meeting, you will automatically be enrolled in the class, and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you have specified in your MyPortal.fhda.edu settings (be certain that your contact information is accurate).
Automated Waitlist: Important Regulations
You must meet the course prerequisites prior to placing yourself on a waitlist.
If you are waitlisted for two classes that have corequisites, a seat must open in both classes (example: ASTR 10A and ASTR 10L).
You may only place yourself on a waitlist for one section of the same course.
You may not place yourself on a waitlist that conflicts in time with any other course for which you are registering.
You remain responsible for initiating the official drop process.
Access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account to verify that you have been removed from the waitlist and are now enrolled in the course after you receive a confirmation e-mail. Pay your fees.
Pay to Stay: You'll Be Dropped for Nonpayment—If you have changed your schedule of classes or have added more units, you must submit payment in full or you will be dropped for nonpayment and your seat will be given to another student. To pay fees or sign up for the college's payment installment plan, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
You're Responsible for Officially Dropping Your Classes—If you choose not to attend classes, you remain responsible for completing the official drop process.
Log in to your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions to officially drop courses. You can also drop courses in person at the Admissions & Records Office (Room 8101).
Notifying instructors that you are dropping classes is not a substitute for officially dropping courses.
Failure to officially drop courses by the appropriate deadline will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financially responsible, as well as failing grades on your college transcript.
Answers to Your Questions—If you encounter problems or have questions, review the Admissions & Records website, e-mail email@example.com, call (650) 949-7325, or visit the Admissions & Records Office (Room 8101).
Foothill College announces the lineup of its 2014–2015 Celebrity Forum Speaker Series which will include:
• Scientist, comedian and television host Bill Nye, "The Science Guy";
• Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates;
• CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper;
• World-renowned, award-winning photographer Platon;
• American writer and biographer Walter Isaacson;
• American broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien; and
• Award-winning actor, writer and director Alan Alda.
The series runs from October 2014 through May 2015. Tickets are for an entire series only. No individual speaker ticket sales are available. Tickets will be mailed in late August. For more information or to purchase series tickets, access celebrityforum.net.
Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.
Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.
Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information.