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2 colleges | 2 years | Unlimited possibilities

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2 + 2 = 4

Give us two years of your time

and we’ll give you the education you need 

to achieve your dreams!

ABOUT FOOTHILL AND DE ANZA COLLEGES

Foothill College and De Anza College have helped thousands of students unlock their potential.  Whether it’s your goal to begin your studies with us and then transfer to a top university, experience the excitement of Silicon Valley, or change the course of your life, your pathway to success starts here.

With us, you will complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree program and then transfer into the third year of study at virtually any university in the United States.  After four years total, the university will award your bachelor’s degree. This is possible because of our outstanding reputation and transfer agreements with over 100 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including guaranteed or preferred admission to seven University of California (UC) campuses! 

2 + 2 = 4

Give us two years of your time

and we’ll give you the education you need 

to achieve your dreams!

FOOTHILL + DE ANZA 
COLLEGES BY THE NUMBERS

•  Ranked #1 in California for graduation and transfer 

    rates (collegemeasures.org)
•  Ranked #1 in acceptances and transfers to the

    University of California (UC)
•  Among the safest community college campuses in

    the United States (stateuniversity.com)
•  Ranked #2 in the U.S. for educating international

    students (IIE Open Doors)
•  100% of our classes are taught by professors and

    not by teaching assistants
•  3,600 international students from 109 different

    countries

“I met many teachers who were always willing to help and who inspired me a lot.  They are very passionate and enthusiastic about their teaching and care about their students like their own children (I am not kidding). They did so much to help me succeed academically and I deeply appreciate all they did.” 
– Konoka Shiino, Transfer to UC Berkeley

WHY CHOOSE 
Foothill + De Anza 
Colleges

•  Start your studies at

   Foothill College or De Anza

   College and then transfer

   to top universities such as

   UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, NYU,

   Yale, and more!
•  Cut the cost of your bachelor’s

   degree by half.  Our tuition is

   only $6,800 per year
•  Our admission requirements

   are flexible and the SAT is not

   required
•  The quality of our courses is

   comparable to courses taught

   during the first two years at a

   university
•  Live and study in the heart

   of Silicon Valley, just south of

   San Francisco 
•  Famous alumni include Steve

   Wozniak (co-founder of Apple

   Inc.) 
•  Our alumni have successful

   careers at Apple, Stanford

   Hospital, Facebook, Deloitte,

   UCLA, Google, Columbia

   University Medical Center,

   and other top companies!

“I met many teachers who were always willing to help and who inspired me a lot.  They are very passionate and enthusiastic about their teaching and care about their students like their own children (I am not kidding). They did so much to help me succeed academically and I deeply appreciate all they did.” 
– Konoka Shiino, Transfer to UC Berkeley

Do you prefer a more thoughtful, peaceful atmosphere? 

“I was really impressed by the availability of professors. One of the reasons why I was academically successful at Foothill was that I was well taught and guided by my teachers.  Also, the students here—from a wide variety of cultures and experiences—made my learning experience fun.”
– Daniel Vignon, Transfer to MIT

Located in the community of Los Altos Hills, near Stanford University and Google’s headquarters, you’ll find Foothill College’s park-like campus.  In fact, the American Institute of Architects has twice honored the campus as the “most beautiful community college ever built.”  On campus, students will find an award winning Physical Science, Math, and Engineering (PSME) complex, multimedia labs, a library, athletic facilities, two theatres, an observatory, and much more.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? 

Located in Cupertino, near Apple’s headquarters, the De Anza College campus offers a lively atmosphere, blending Spanish and modern architecture.  On campus, students will find unique facilities such as the Cheeseman Environmental Studies Center, Euphrat Museum of Art, television, animation, and film studios, athletic facilities, a library, the Fujitsu Planetarium, and much more.  De Anza is also well known for social action and student engagement through initiatives such as the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA).

“De Anza has contributed immeasurably to my success by preparing me for the challenges of a four-year curriculum. I walked through the campus arches with trepidation, but left with renewed hope and admission offers from two Ivy League universities. ” 

- Calvin Kai Xiang Ching, Transfer to Columbia University

Transfer Success

We are proud of our student’s accomplishments!

In Fall 2016 alone international student 
acceptances included:

166 - UCLA
126 - UC Berkeley
408 - UC San Diego
456 - UC Davis

 

Students were also accepted to USC, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, NYU, MIT, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and many others.

We offer transfer admission guarantees to help you achieve your goals:

University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Merced
California State University System (with an 

AA-T degree)
Arizona State University
American University of Paris (Foothill only)
Mills College
University of the Pacific
Golden Gate University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Menlo College
Palo Alto University

Preferred Transfer Admission

UCLA: (TAP through Foothill Honors Program)
Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco

Pathway Program

UC Berkeley

“The best part of studying here is the diverse student body. One benefit from being the president of the Indonesian Club is that I was given the opportunity to represent my culture within a multicultural environment. With many amazing students coming from various backgrounds, there is an enriched community to help students develop a global understanding.”

Student Life

At Foothill and De Anza, we also believe that your college experience should be fun!  Join one of our many student clubs and organizations, get involved in student government, compete in athletics…the possibilities are endless.

– Igar Ratditya, Transfer to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Oh, and did we mention that there are 300 sunny days a year with an average temperature of 
21 degrees Celsius?

Foothill and De Anza’s location, in the heart of Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, is known for innovation, entertainment, diversity, and safety.  With more than 6000 companies surrounding our campuses - including Google, Apple, Facebook, Tesla, NASA Research Labs and more - you’ll be at the center of it all.   Our surrounding communities are consistently ranked as some of the safest in the United States.  Take the train to San Francisco to enjoy shopping, festivals, theatre, and professional sports events. Beaches, hiking and biking trails, championship golf courses, and other outdoor activities are just a short trip from campus.  

LIVE AND STUDY IN SILICON VALLEY

Oh, and did we mention that there are 300 sunny days a year with an average temperature of 
21 degrees Celsius?

Costs

Our costs reflect our long-standing commitment to making high quality education more affordable.

Estimated Annual Tuition and Fees for Three Quarters

(10 months/One Academic Year)

Tuition & Fees for 12 units/quarter 

(US$ 191 per extra unit)
 

Mandatory Health Insurance 

Books & Supplies

Room & Board (10 months)

Personal Spending Money

US $ 6,876 

US$ 2,500

US$ 12,000

 US$ 1,500

US $1,453

Estimated Living Expenses

Estimated Total: US $24,328

Comparable Costs

for One Year of Tuition

* Tuition only. Living and personal expenses are not included.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

FOOTHILL AND DE ANZA COLLEGES

$48,987

$6,876

$15,404

$39,502

Apply Now!

1.  Send a completed application

     form and all supporting

     documents. You can view our

     application on our website at

     www.international.fhda.edu 

 

2. Provide proof of English

     proficiency - TOEFL - 61 iBT;

     IELTS - 6.0; iTEP - level 4;

     Duolingo 50 DET.  Examinations

     must have been taken within the

     last 2 years.  Did you attend a

     school where English was the

     primary language of instruction?  

     Contact us to see if you qualify

     for an English proficiency waiver.

 

3. Provide official secondary and

     post-secondary transcripts. 

 

4. Send the $75 application fee

     + $75 courier fee to send your

     acceptance documents and I-20

     outside the U.S. 

Is your English test score below our minimum requirement for full admission?

Please SEE OUR WEBSITE for details about our summer intensive English program or conditional admission through one of our partner English language schools.

Applications are accepted for Fall (June 30 deadline), Winter (October 31 deadline), or Spring (January 31 deadline) quarters.

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Email: fhinternational@fhda.edu

 

Website: www.international.fhda.edu

 

Application: http://www.international.fhda.edu/FHDA_

                          International _Student_ Application.pdf

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