The 2016 1098-T tax form is now available to Foothill-De Anza students. To download the form:
The 1098-T form is a tuition statement provided by colleges and universities to eligible students who pay enrollment fees (including non-resident tuition) during the calendar year. The 1098-T form may be used by students or parents to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit on federal income tax returns. For more 1098-T form information, visit www.irs.gov or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
March 1 is the deadline to petition for Spring Graduation with an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to a CSU.
If you intend to graduate from Foothill College at the end of Spring 2017 quarter, you are responsible for scheduling the required 30-minute petition consultation with a Foothill counselor.
If you have yet to meet with a counselor to file the petition, please contact the Counseling Office immediately at 650.949.7423 for help completing your graduation petition. When calling, please identify yourself as an ADT student.
By law, Foothill must verify that you are on track to receive your degree no later than Wednesday, March 1.
All Petition to Graduate Deadlines
March 1: Deadline to petition for Spring Quarter graduation with AA–T/AS–T degree
March 1: Deadline to petition for Winter Quarter graduation
June 1: Deadline to petition for Spring Quarter graduation
August 1: Deadline to petition for Summer Session graduation
October 1: Deadline to petition for Fall Quarter graduation with AA–T/AS–T degree
December 1: Deadline to petition for Fall Quarter graduation
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.
Sign up for a 30-minute appointment to have your Common Application personal statement and essay questions reviewed. You must come prepared with each essay printed out with the prompt typed on the top of the page. Advance sign-up required.
Common Application essay review will be offered:
Join Dr. Dan Werthimer of UC Berkeley for Is Anyone Out There Among the Stars: The Hundred-Million Dollar Breakthrough Listening Project on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College. Part of the 17th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, this illustrated, non-technical talk is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Arrive early to locate parking.
What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe? Can we detect radio, infrared or light signals from alien civilizations? Current and future projects searching for such signals, including the new $100 million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project, may provide an answer. Dan Werthimer will describe the plans for future searches and show how new technologies are revolutionizing the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). He will also describe the SETI@home project, which analyzes data from the world's largest radio telescope using desktop computers and cell phones from millions of volunteers, forming one of Earth's most powerful supercomputers.
Werthimer is the chief scientist at the Berkeley SETI Research Center, overseeing SETI@home, the $100 million Breakthrough Listen initiative, and several other SETI programs. He also directs the Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER) and is associate director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has been associate professor in the engineering and physics departments of San Francisco State University and a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University, the University of St. Charles in Marseille, and Eotvos University in Budapest. He has taught at universities in Peru, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Kenya. Few people know that he was in the “homebrew computer club” with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
The free lecture series is sponsored by the Foothill College Astronomy Program, NASA Ames Research Center, SETI Institute and Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Past lectures from the series are available at astrosociety.org/education/silicon-valley-astronomy-lectures and on YouTube.
Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide access to the theatre. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in any student parking lot. Dispensers accept credit/debit cards and $1 bills. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, visit foothill.edu or call 650.949.7888.