Academic Catalog


Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC), located in Building 5400, provides disability access information, academic support, computer training, learning disability (LD) testing and services, counseling, on-campus shuttle and other services.

For on-campus service and disability accommodation information, call 650.949.7017. For accommodations for deaf and hearing-impaired students, email or call 650.949.7017. The DRC also offers courses and services on campus and in the community for physically, communicatively, learning, developmentally and psychologically disabled adults. Consult the quarterly class schedule online for sites and courses under Adaptive Learning. For more information about community-based programs and special classes, call 650.949.7017.

To request this or any Foothill College publication in alternative media such as electronic text, Braille or large print, email or call 650.949.7017.

Foothill College offers an alternative path for the student with a verified disability who requests academic modifications and does not want to participate in DRC programs. For information, visit the Foothill College ADA/504 coordinator and dean of Student Affairs & Activities in Room 2002 or call 650.949.7389.

Owl Scholars Program (Early Alert)

The Foothill College Owl Scholars Program is our campus early alert support system and faculty referral service. The Owl Scholars Program serves as the main point of contact in Student Services for faculty to refer students and works closely with faculty who help identify students in need of assistance. We help by working with students one-on-one to help them develop successful study strategies such as time management, organization, and other skills that will help them succeed in their classes. We also help students connect to on-campus support services to help maximize their chance of success in the classroom. We strive to honor each student's individual potential. 

EOPS & CARE Programs

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) offers support services which include, textbook assistance, ​dedicated counseling, tutoring, campus tours of four-year universities, a ​laptop loan program and computer lab, transfer assistance to facilitate the successful completion of academic, career and/or personal goals, and more. EOPS faculty and staff assist participating students as they work to achieve their goals. College Promise recipients can apply for EOPS.
For program entry requirements or more information about EOPS and CARE, call 650.949.7207 or visit

Veterans Resource Center & Services

The Foothill College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) assist veterans, service members, spouses and dependents with the process of applying for and receiving VA Educational Benefits. Foothill College offer majors and programs that are approved and authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for covered individuals using their VA Educational benefits towards a degree, certificate, and/or CSU/UC transfer program. In planning their educational goals, covered individuals are required to secure a comprehensive educational plan with an academic counselor while using VA Educational benefits (GI Bill®: CH 30, 32, 33, 35, 1606, VRE CH 31, California Veterans Fee Waiver, or Tuition Assistance).

To initiate benefit payments, certification of VA Educational benefits begins 30 days prior to the first day of each quarter. It is strongly recommended that covered individuals should submit a certification request after registration during the priority enrollment period.

Under federal regulations, students receiving VA benefits must maintain satisfactory progress in attendance and grade point average. Students will be notified of unsatisfactory progress if GPA falls below 2.0 for one quarter. VA benefits will be suspended if GPA remains below 2.0 for a second consecutive quarter, or if records show more than two quarters in which a student is on probation with a cumulative GPA below 2.0.

The college accepts credits from institutions accredited by one of the six regional accredited associations or follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education. Joint Services Transcripts (originally SMART transcripts) will be accepted and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Assistance for dependents who qualify for educational benefits is also available.

The VRC offers many resources to support veterans in staying on track and successfully completing their academic goals. Come visit and meet our welcoming staff, get a place to study, use the computer and printers for class work, hang out with other military-affiliated students, and/or join the Student Veterans of America Foothill Chapter.

Foothill College is in compliance with Title 38 U.S. Code, section 3679(e), which states in part, that the institution may request the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from a beneficiary and that the institution will not charge the beneficiary up front.

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any student who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits, and who submits a VA Certificate of Eligibility to the enrolling institution.

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For more information, call the VRC at 650.949.7912, email or visit

Refunds & Grading Options for Students Called to Active Military Service

If you are called to military duty before completing your term of study, you may choose from the following options.

  • Refund: Petition for an official withdrawal with a full refund of enrollment fees, student fees and non-resident tuition, if applicable. You’ll receive a full refund for all books and materials purchased from the college bookstore.
  • Credit: Petition for an official withdrawal with credit for enrollment fees, student fees and non-resident tuition, if applicable, toward future enrollment. You may later opt to receive a refund.
  • Grade of Incomplete: Request a grade of Incomplete from the instructor. Regulations require you to complete the course within one year, but you can request an extension in special circumstances.

Forms for these services are available at and on campus in Room 5403 or the Admissions & Records Office in Room 8101.

Health Services

Health Services provides confidential health care services to enrolled students. Services include flu shots during fall quarter, primary care appointments, basic over-the-counter medications, blood pressure checks, one-to-one tobacco-cessation counseling, and nicotine patches and gum. Additional services include birth control, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing, urinary tract infection treatment and reproductive health care. Services that are available at cost, online or in person, include physicals, immunizations, lab tests and prescription medications.

Health Services now offers Telemedicine, which allows students to see a healthcare provider over a secure video instead of going to the clinic. Telemedicine can be used to treat most common ailments and is free for students who have paid the health fee. For more information or to schedule an appointment, drop by Room 2126, call 650.949.7243, email or visit


Foothill College does not currently supervise, recommend, or assume responsibility for any housing facility. However, pursuant to the Measure G general obligation bond passed on March 3, 2020, the Foothill-De Anza District is currently investigating partnerships to offer housing opportunities to students and staff in the future.

Student Equity and Achievement Program

The Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEA) is a state-mandated agreement between you and Foothill College to help you achieve your educational goals.

Our responsibility is to provide:

  • an admission process;
  • orientation to college programs, services and procedures;
  • pre-enrollment, multiple measures to assess math and English placement;
  • counseling for educational planning and course selection;
  • continuous follow up of your progress; and
  • referrals to support services.

Your responsibility is to:

  • choose an educational major at entrance;
  • declare a specific educational objective within a reasonable period of enrollment;
  • be diligent about class attendance and completing assigned coursework; and
  • strive to complete courses and progress toward an educational goal according to Foothill and California standards.