How To Apply
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Foothill College is still accepting F1 applications for fall 2020 and beyond. Click here for additional special information for fall 2020 applicants.
To determine eligibility for admission, you will need to submit the following:
1. Application (required)
Create an account and complete the online application: https://applyinternational.fhda.edu/apply/
2. English proficiency test score (required)
Upload a copy/original proof of English proficiency test score, taken within the last 2 years (ex: if the year is 2018, your test must have been taken between 2016-2018). A minimum score on any of the following examinations is required for admission:
TOEFL - 61 iBT (Foothill ETS code is 4315) or 46 PbT (Paper-based Test)
IELTS - 6.0
iTEP - Level 4
EIKEN - 2A
Duolingo - 95 DET (50 DET older version)
Pearson PTE Academic - 45
Cambridge - 175+ on advanced or proficiency exam
GTEC CBT - 1100
3. Financial Statement (required)
Upload an original/official bank letter that meets our requirement of estimated cost and dated within the last 6 months (ex: if you are submitting for January 30 deadline, your letter must be dated betwen August - January).
If your bank is located in the U.S. and a bank letter can't be produced, you may submit a bank statement that meets our total estimated cost. In order to verify that the funds are currently available, you or your sponsor will be required to come into the office and log in to the account.
Samples of bank letters we accept
4. Transcript (required)
Upload an official school transcript. If you are under 18 years old, you must submit proof of high school completion or equivalent. All documents must be in English or officially translated into English. For students who attended schools in the U.S., please submit an official transcript from all schools you've attended.
5. Application Fee (required)
We require a $75 USD application fee to review your application and determine your eligibility if you are applying for the winter, spring, or fall 2021 start terms.
Please note that the payment of the $75 application fee will be waived for fall 2020 applicants who apply on or after April 22, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
This fee is non-refundable.
6. Shipping Fee (required, if applicable)
If your admission decision packet needs to be mailed outside of the U.S., we require a $75 USD shipping fee if you are applying for winter, spring, or fall 2021 start terms.
The shipping fee will not be charged for mail within the U.S. or for students applying for the fall 2020 start term.
This fee is non-refundable.
7. Minor Student Authorization (required, if applicable)
If you are under 18 years old, we require authorization from your parents or legal guardian that you can attend Foothill College.
8. Dependent Form (required, if applicable)
If you have dependents who will accompany you as an F-1 visa, you will be asked to complete this form. Your financial statement must also show additional funds for each dependent.
If you are applying to a Biology or Health program, an additional application is required. Please visit application procedure.
Foothill College does not evaluate foreign transcripts for course waivers or to transfer credits. Your transcript must be evaluated by a third party before submitting to our office. For more information, please visit foreign transcripts.
If you are an F-1 student from another school and are interested in concurrent enrollment, follow these steps.
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International Student Programs Office
Administration Building 1900 Room 1933
Overseas Applicant Deadlines