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Early College Promise


May 1–June 29, 2017
  1. Submit your Foothill College online admission application
  2. Schedule a counseling appointment and
    complete an education plan
  3. Complete required assessment tests
  4. Register for summer session CNSL 5 class (see class schedule)
July 3–August 12, 2017
  • Summer 2017 quarter
July 24–September 24, 2017
  • Register for your fall 2017 quarter classes
September 25–December 15, 2017
  • Fall 2017 quarter
January 8–March 30, 2018
  • Winter 2018 quarter
April 9–June 29, 2018
  • Spring 2018 quarter

For more dates for each quarter, see Academic Calendar.

Check out our FCECP Flyer (PDF)


The Foothill College Early College Promise (FCECP) represents an exciting opportunity for AVID students at Mountain View, Los Altos, Alta Vista* and Palo Alto High Schools to get a jump start on college success.

Exceed! Excel! Succeed!

Foothill College Early College Promise is designed to support AVID* students in reaching their educational goals of obtaining a bachelor's degree. Early exposure to college courses prepares high school students for the rigors and expectations of college coursework.

Several courses offered in this program support specific pathways to careers such as the Law Pathway, which is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the legal and justice systems.

Other courses may be taken to meet the general education entrance requirements of the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems.

Interested AVID* students must complete the following:

  1. Talk to your counselor about what courses you should take that align with your educational goals.
  2. Attend an FCECP Family Orientation.
  3. Complete the online Foothill College application for admission.
  4. Complete the Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form.
  5. Prior to taking any English or Math courses, you must make an appointment to take any placement tests.
  6. Attach your unofficial high school transcripts to your Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form.
  7. Submit your unofficial high school transcripts and Special Admit & High School Dual Enrollment form in-person to our Admissions & Records Office, located in Room 8101 or via fax to (650) 949-7084 or e-mail to Allow up to 48 hours for processing of documents.
  8. After 48 hours, register for the Summer Counseling 5: Introduction to College course through MyPortal.
  9. Register for Fall courses online or in person.
  10. Once you register for courses, a book lending voucher will be e-mailed to you. Take your emailed textbook lending voucher to the Foothill College Bookstore to pick up your course textbook.

Our FCECP program is a partnership between Foothill College and Mountain View-Los Altos High School District and Palo Alto High School. The partnership is committed to supporting the educational goals of AVID students through early exposure to the college experience, while completing transferrable college credits prior to graduating high school.

Studies have shown that high school students who participate in dual enrollment programs do better and graduate more frequently at 4-year colleges than their counterparts.

*Alta Vista High School students are eligible for the FCECP regardless of their participation in AVID.

For assistance with any of this information in Spanish, please contact Jazmine Garcia at or call (408) 745-8057.

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