When to Register for Fall Quarter 2012
What Kind of Student Are You?
Continuing Student
You are currently enrolled at Foothill College.

New Student
You have never enrolled at Foothill College.

Former Student
You have attended Foothill before, but did not enroll the previous quarter.

Priority RegistrationJuly 18-Sept. 23
(DSPS, EOPS, VETS, FOSTER YOUTH only)
Early RegistrationJuly 19-Sept. 23

Continuing Students

Those students who were enrolled at Foothill or
De Anza college during Spring Quarter 2012.


Register online at MyPortal. Your fees are due when you register. You will be dropped from classes if payment in full is not remitted. Pay fees online at MyPortal.

Number of units completed
at Foothill College.
Register online:
75 or more units July 23–Sept. 23
50 or more units July 24–Sept. 23
30 or more units July 25–Sept. 23
29 or fewer units July 26–Sept. 23
* Units completed at other colleges are not considered for registration.

New & Former Students
New & Former Students July 27–Sept. 23

Those students who were not enrolled at Foothill College during Spring Quarter 2012. You must complete and return the Application for Admission at least three business days before you register. You may then register at MyPortal. Applications are accepted throughout the registration period. If you are a new student and have not yet completed an associate degree or higher, you are required to participate in an orientation to college course. Your fees are due when you register. You will be dropped from classes if payment in full is not remitted. Pay your fees online at MyPortal.

Apply Online. See admissions for more information. After you submit your application online, you are eligible to register.

Apply by Mail: If you are unable to apply online, request a paper application by calling (650) 949-7772. Complete and return the application. You may then check MyPortal or call (650) 949-7325 for the date on which you can register.

Apply In Person: Submit the application at either the Main Campus in Los Altos Hills or the Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto.


High School Students
High School Students July 30–Sept. 23

You can earn credit while still in high school. Juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled in high school may earn up to 10 units per quarter (maximum of 6 units during Summer Session) by enrolling in Foothill College courses. Review the application, registration and testing process for high school students. Be aware that high school students must have all required permission forms on file at the Foothill College Admissions & Records Office before they will be permitted to register for classes.



Late Registration

Late registration is accepted with instructor's add code and signature during the first two weeks of the quarter only. When you register late, you must pay all fees at the time of registration.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Sept. 24 Fall classes begin. Classes run through Dec. 14 unless otherwise noted in the Schedule of Classes.
Deadline to add/drop a class. Deadline varies for each course. To verify exact date, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Sept. 24–Oct 5 Late registration accepted with instructor's add code/signature.
Deadline to qualify for and request for refund. Deadline varies for each course. To verify exact date, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Deadline to drop a class without a grade. Deadline varies for each course. To verify exact date, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Deadline to file pass/no pass option. Deadline varies for each course. To verify exact date, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Nov. 12 Veterans Day observance; campus closed.
Weekend classes meet Nov. 10-11.
Deadline to drop a 12-week class with a W. Deadline varies for each course. To verify exact date, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Nov. 22–23 Thanksgiving observance; college closed.
Weekend classes do not meet Nov. 24-25.
Dec. 1 Deadline to petition for Fall Quarter graduation; schedule a 30-minute consultation with a Foothill counselor.
Dec. 11–14 Final Exams
Dec. 17– Jan. 4 Winter Recess

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