Do I have to take the placement test to take classes at Foothill?
If you are entering the College Now! program as a Senior, you do NOT have to take the placement test; instead you must submit a copy of your current high school transcript to the Testing & Assessment Center (rm 8212). Your eligibility for English and Math courses will be determined by your GPA and your high school coursework.
If you are a Junior, you will have to take an English and Math placement test. You can make an appoint online with the Testing & Assessment Center.
Can I enroll in a Foothill PE class?
Yes, you may, but be advised that most Foothill PE courses only earn 1 unit of credit (i.e., doubled to 2 credits of PE on your high school transcript). If you need 10 credits of high school PE, you need to take 5 Foothill PE courses.
Can I play high school sports if I enroll in College Now!?
Yes. A student must be enrolled in 20 units per grading period and have those courses appear on the high school transcript to be eligible to play high school sports at their home high school. You must also maintain a 2.0 GPA. Remember that college credits will be doubled on your high school transcript. Also be aware of the logistics and time required to participate in a sport, making sure that sports do not conflict with your college schedule. High school students cannot play sports at Foothill.
Do I have to pay for my college classes and college textbooks?
No. Your college application fees & unit fees are waived by the college, so long as you are still considered a high school student and enroll in no more than 15 units per quarter. Your college textbooks are paid for by the high school. If you take more than 15 units, you are responsible for paying ALL of the tuition and fees.
How do I get my college textbooks and who pays for them?
As a College Now! student, you are still considered a high school student. Therefore, the high school district will pay for your books. Simply go to the bookstore and show your student ID and your textbooks will be charged to the College Now! account. (See video for how to purchase Foothill Books online). Important: Drop receipts to Annett Trail in Rm. 2152. And remember to return all books in their original, unmarked condition to Rm. 2152 before the last day of finals to avoid being charged for the books. If you would like to highlight or mark the books, you must purchase them yourself.
Tracking Student Progress
Can my parents contact the college or a college instructor about my progress?
No. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations do not allow the college to give out any information to anyone other than the student him or herself. If there are questions about the student's progress, your parents should discuss these questions with the CollegeNow! Advisor.
If I don't like the grade I am getting in a college course, can I drop the course or ask that the course not be put on my college transcript?
The college determines the last date a student can drop a class without penalty. You are responsible for checking what those dates are each quarter. This information is available on the Foothill calendar under Dates & Deadlines for each quarter. You must also understand that once a grade has been entered on your college transcript, that grade CANNOT be removed. It will travel with you as you transfer to any other college or university. However, most classes can be retaken to improve your grade.
Transferring to College
A Foothill College Counselor can advise students who wish to transfer to a four-year college as an entering Junior. You can set up an appointment online.