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Register Now for Fall Quarter
Register Early for Best Course Selection
Register for courses and pay fees by accessing your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
July 21, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Foothill College Fall Quarter 2014 classes begin the week of Sept. 22 and continue through Dec. 12 unless otherwise noted in the searchable class schedule. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time you register. Review more important registration dates and deadlines.

Pay to Stay; You'll Be Dropped for Non-Payment of Fees: Payment is due when you register for classes, and when you add subsequent classes. You will be dropped for nonpayment unless you have either a Quarterly Payment Plan in place or your fees are paid in full. When you are dropped for nonpayment, 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 Dropping Your Classes: If you choose not to attend your class(es), you are responsible for initiating the official drop process. Failure to officially drop classes will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financial responsible as well as failing grades on your college transcript.

Find the Information You Want Fast: Use the Foothill College website, including the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gatewaysearchable class schedule and course catalog. These online resources link to specific webpages for additional information about Foothill programs, support services, courses and more. The college no longer prints a class schedule. For the most accurate, current course listings always access the searchable class schedule. You can view or download a PDF version to print pages at www.foothill.edu.


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Pay to Stay: You'll Be Dropped for Nonpayment Aug. 29
Payment in full is due when you register for classes
MyPortal.fhda.edu
August 29, 2014

If you have changed your fall class schedule or have added more units, you must submit payment in full or you will be dropped for nonpayment Aug. 29, 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.

Quarterly Payment Plan—If you're unable to pay your balance in full, Foothill College offers a payment installment plan, which divides your balance due into three equal payments that will be collected during the Fall Quarter. The first installment is due when you sign up for the plan.

  • To enroll in the payment plan, log in to your   MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the sign-up instructions.

  • Payment plan installments can be made with a credit or debit card, or by using your checking or savings account.

  • There is a $25 fee to participate in the quarterly payment plan.

  • If you have a prior unpaid balance on your Foothill account, you're not eligible for the payment plan.

Financial Aid Applicants

  • If you're applying for a BOG Fee Waiver, it may take several days to process; plan accordingly.

  • Foothill's basic enrollment fees are not covered by the BOG Fee Waiver. You are responsible for paying these fees.

  • The $25 fee to participate in the payment plan will be refunded if your financial aid request is approved (any type of federal or state financial aid, including BOG, Pell Grant and approved loans).

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 webregfh@fhda.edu, call (650) 949-7325, or visit the Admissions & Records Office (Room 8101).


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Apply Now for Foothill STEM Internships
Application Deadline is Oct. 3
October 03, 2014

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 tranphuong@foothill.edu or (650) 949-7208.


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Campus Closed Fridays, July 11 - Aug. 29
Many campus services are available online at www.foothill.edu and MyPortal.fhda.edu.
July 11, 2014 - August 29, 2014

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.


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Earn a Bachelor's Degree from PAU at Foothill
PAU's Business Psychology Program; Space Available for Fall 2014
Room 5019
July 01, 2014 - September 22, 2014

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.


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Bldg. 3500 Closed; Library Services Remain Available
Library services offered throughout renovation process
multiple on-campus locations
July 07, 2014 - July 30, 2015

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


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Fall Class Schedule Available Online Now
Login to Your MyPortal.fhda.edu Account to Review the Schedule
MyPortal.fhda.edu
July 08, 2014 - September 21, 2014

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.


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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series Lineup Announced
Popular Series Enters Its 47th Year
May 29, 2014

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.


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Sign Up for Free On-Campus Emergency Alert Service
ENS capable of rapidly sending voice, e-mail and text messages
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.
January 01, 2014

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. 


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Priority Fall Registration: How to Get It
New State Laws Change Priority Registration
June 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014

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.
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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.

The college also awards higher registration priority to continuing and returning students who enroll full time in 12 or more units.

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.


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