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Foothill fall registration opens Monday

Local residents interested in earning a specialized career certificate, associate degree or updated job skills can enroll beginning Monday when Foothill College opens fall registration.

In addition to its continuing-education courses, the college provides the general-education course requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses and most private colleges and universities.

Continuing students (enrolled last spring) may begin online registration Monday at myportal.fhda.edu. New students may begin online registration Tuesday after submitting the college’s online admission application and creating an account at myportal.fhda.edu. There is no fee to apply. Foothill’s fall quarter is scheduled Sept. 21 through Dec. 12.

California residents pay $31 per unit for Foothill classes, plus any basic fees. A range of student support services is available, including financial aid, academic counseling and tutoring. Students can apply for admission, register for classes, review the class schedule, pay enrollment fees, purchase parking permits and buy textbooks online.

New state laws define enrollment priorities at all California community colleges, and may affect when a student is eligible to register for classes.

Effective this fall, new, fully matriculated students who have completed college orientation and assessment and have filed an official education plan and continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units (not including basic English, math or English as a second language) receive registration priority over students who do not meet these criteria.

The student is fully matriculated when he or she completes the required orientation and assessment, and authors an education plan with a counselor.

A new state mandate, the Student Success & Support Program, part of the Student Success Act of 2012, ensures that classes are available for students pursuing job training, completing an associate degree and/or preparing for university transfer.

For more information on the changes in priority registration, visit foothill.edu/reg/priority.php.

For more general information, visit foothill.edu.

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