TIP: When you check your grades each quarter, remember to verify your primary email address then.
If you need additional information or help regarding your email address and messages being sent to you, contact the Admissions and Records Office.
Foothill College uses email as the primary way of communicating with students.
NOTE: An email address shared between Foothill applicants will prevent the creation of your student MyPortal account.
You'll need a valid, unique email addressto receive notification of the following:
You will not receive this information by postal mail. Also, the Schedule of Classes is no longer printed and available in the Bookstore. You can find the class schedule information online on at foothill.edu/schedule/ and inside MyPortal if you are a Foothill student.
If you don't have a computer, borrow a friend's, go to your local library, or use one at any of these campus locations:
See campus map for locations.
Also you may be eligible to request a refurbised computer. Learn more about the Foothill-De Anza computer scholarship program.
No, at this time Foothill does not issue email accounts to students.
A list of other free Web-based email services is available at About.com. Be sure to fully read all conditions before agreeing to any service. Foothill College is not connected to, nor does it take responsibility for, the services listed here. This information is provided only as a convenience to Foothill students.
Most providers of free email accounts rely on advertising. However, some are better than others. For more information about what you can do to fight spam, see spam.abuse.net. Foothill College respects your privacy and will not sell or give out student email addresses. Please read our Privacy Statement for details.
Outside of the registration period , we will send email messages to enrolled students about two(2) - four(4) times every quarter. Special announcements or student bulletins may increase the number of messages we send.
During registration periods , you will receive payment reminders, important deadline dates, and additional instructions on how to pay your tuition and fees whenever you register for or add classes. If you do not pay your tuition and fees, you will receive payment reminders.
The messages we send may contain important dates, registration information, news and events and other information that students should know.
Applicants to Foothill College will receive an acknowledgment email message within 24 hours of applying. Applicants may receive reminders about enrolling and/or invitations to complete surveys about college services and courses. Remember to keep you email address up-to-date in your MyPortal account.
Don't open an email message that claims to have an update to any program on your computer. Reputable companies will never send an update to you through email. The only attachments our email messages may have are small images. We will never send an "application," "program," or "update" attachment of any sort. Additionally, we will never ask you to submit your MyPortal account information via email. If you receive an email asking you to log into MyPortal because there's a problem with your access information, or that your account will be deleted if you don't, delete the message! It is a scam. If you have any questions, check with Admissions and Records.
Unfortunately, computer viruses and spammers (individuals or companies sending junk email) "spoof" legitimate email addresses. Spoofing is when an email message appears to have been sent from a legitimate source. Here are some tips to help protect your computer from viruses:
"Phishing" scams are messages sent to you that look legitimate. Usually the
message seems to come from a bank or a credit card company. Do not use the links
in that email message. Any message from your REAL bank or credit card company
will contain some type of personal identification information in the message. If
it doesn't contain anything that identifies you or your account, then more than
likely it is
a scam to try to obtain your financial access information.
The best way to avoid the possibility of releasing your access information to criminals is to delete the message and GO to your financial institution's Web site to log in. Never respond to a phishing scam email message or use the links in the email message. Report the scam to your financial institution.