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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the program:

Guidance Counselor


Director of
Educational Options



$49.00 — basic student fees

$31 per unit - unit fees

$26.65 — parking fees (per quarter)
$200- $350 — books
$1-$10 — instructional materials fees
(subject to increase at any time)

Forms & Files

Click on any link below to download - the CN brochure, PowerPoint slides, and QUESTIONNAIRE have been updated as of 1/26/18:


CN brochure FALL18.doc

Student HS site presentation slides

Night presentation slides

CN QUESTIONNAIRE - Google doc - Open with your FUHSD email account, not a personal Gmail account and in CHROME or FIREFOX. 


De Anza College website:

Where the College Now class of 2017 are going to be in the fall:

UCs: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Davis, San Diego, Irvine

CSUs: Cal Poly SLO, San Diego State

Private & Out-of-States: MIT, NYU, Santa Clara University, USC, UT Austin, Wellesley

Community Colleges: De Anza

Frequently Asked Questions

. What are the odds that I will get the classes that I want each quarter?
A . Excellent. There is no guarantee, but you will have priority registration each quarter.

Q May I apply to a four-year university without penalty and as an incoming freshman student?
A . Yes. Your college admissions process will be the same as other FUHSD seniors.

Q . Will I earn college and high school credits?
A . No. All De Anza College courses will appear on your De Anza transcript for college credit. FUHSD student athletes will have their De Anza College classes listed on their FUHSD transcript for their sport season only.

Q. May I graduate early?

A. No. COLLEGE NOW is a program and you may only graduate early from a high school campus.

Q . May I participate in high school graduation and senior end-of-the-year activities?
A . Yes. You may participate in graduation and all other senior end-of-the-year activities that do not conflict with COLLEGE NOW.

Q May I continue in sports at the high school level or on a De Anza College athletic team?
A . Yes for high school; No for De Anza. COLLEGE NOW students are NOW able to participate in sports at the high school level, not the De Anza College athletic teams.

Q May I still participate or hold an office in clubs/activities at my high school?
A . Yes. You may NOW be a member or have a leadership position on a high school club/activity; you will be allowed on the high school campus for lunch time meetings, but NO HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS.

Q. May I be considered for “senior awards” given out by my high school at the end of the senior year?
A. Yes. You are NOW eligible for senior awards.

College Now

College credits WITHOUT taking AP tests...

Earn one (1) year of college credits during your senior year...

Pay only 1/10th of what it costs to go to a UC... 

...the new COLLEGE NOW program.


COLLEGE NOW is offered by the Fremont Union High School District in collaboration with De Anza College.


Recruitment for the 2018-19 school has completed. Please check this site in January 2019 for information on the 2019-20 recruitment process.

What is College Now?

  • An educational option for FUHSD seniors to earn their FUHSD diplomas while also earning one year of college credits without taking AP tests and for 1/10th of the cost for the same year at a UC.
  • An opportunity to spend the fourth year of high school on both the high school campus and De Anza College.
  • An opportunity to complete a minimum of 9 college courses, making it possible to earn a bachelor's degree in less time~~especially helpful to students planning for advanced professional degrees.
  • A chance to take up to 21 units a quarter--the most allowed for an FUHSD high school student.
  • An example of taking full advantage of a unique educational opportunity.

Who is the College Now Student?

  • A mature, academically serious-minded, INDEPENDENT, responsible FUHSD senior who needs MINIMAL guidance.
  • An FUHSD senior who feels he/she is ready to move on to college not only academically, but also socially and emotionally.
  • An ATHLETE who wants to participate on FUHSD sport teams.
  • An FUHSD senior who wants to be SOCIAL and have the SENIOR YEAR EXPERIENCE on the high school campus.

What has CHANGED in the COLLEGE NOW program?

  • NO minimum GPA, essay, teacher evaluations, COLLEGE NOW application, or interview needed - just complete the QUESTIONNAIRE.

  • (10) eligible 2017-18 FUHSD juniors from each high school may join for a total of 50 FUHSD students; program starts in April 2018 for their senior year.

  • ELIGIBLE means are a current FUHSD junior, enrolled at a FUHSD high school, who after the second semester of the junior year will have earned at least 200 credits and only needs Economics/US Government and the 4th year of English to meet the FUHSD graduation requirements. Must also pass the De Anza College English placement test so can place into EWRT 01A - English Writing 1A - regardless if will take the class or not.

  • Eligible 2017-18 FUHSD juniors who complete the QUESTIONNAIRE by 3pm on March 2, 2018 will be selected by LOTTERY if there are more than (10) eligible, completed questionnaires. All students will be given a number from the LOTTERY and #11 onwards will be placed on the WAITLIST should a space become available before MARCH 26, 2018.

  • Selected students must take periods 1 & 2 Economics/US Government and the 4th year of English at their FUHSD high school, regardless of credits already earned prior to the senior year, and be willing to take whatever level of the courses that will be offered (regular or AP-Advanced Placement) for Economics/US Government and English in periods 1 & 2.

  • MANDATORY for student AND parent/guardian to attend at least one of the February Information Nights at the high school sites listed in the TIMELINE listed on this webpage.

  • ATHLETES in FUHSD sports may again participate.

  • LEADERSHIP & MEMBERSHIP approved for FUHSD clubs/activities.

  • Allowed to be on HS campus during lunch for club/activity meetings - NO JUST HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS.

  • Adhere to both the FUHSD & De Anza College calendars (August - June; block days; special FUHSD schedules).

  • NO longer 100% at De Anza  College for senior year.

  • FUHSD class schedule takes priority over De Anza class scheduling.

  • No De Anza classes to appear on the FUHSD transcript (unless is a FUHSD athlete). 

  • Students follow their high school requirements/deadlines for college applications EXCEPT the School Letter of Recommendation for any Secondary School Reports (SSRs) to be written by the FUHSD guidance counselor for the College Now program.

What is the SAME in the COLLEGE NOW program?

  • Priority registration - get the De Anza College classes you want to take, when you want to take them.

  • Ability to complete one year of college at 1/10th of the cost of attending a UC for a year.

  • College credit WITHOUT AP tests.

  • Early start on TAG (Transfer Admission Guaranteed) requirements resulting in transferring faster than peers.

  • Students must be INDEPENDENT and able to be on a college campus with MINIMAL guidance.

  • Must pass the De Anza College English placement test so can place into EWRT 01A - English Writing 1A.

  • Participation commitment in the program for entire senior year.

  • Take 12-21.5 units each quarter.

  • Pay for units each quarter as well as books and Basic/Instructional fees.

  • FUHSD guidance counselor for the College Now program to write School Letter of Recommendation for any Secondary School Reports (SSRs) in the Fall quarter.

  • Students must remain in the FUHSD Residency boundaries at all times - NO "senior privilege".

  • Completion of FUHSD graduation requirements (US Government, Economics, and English).
  • Mandatory attendance at April, May, and June meetings.
  • Adherence to FUHSD and De Anza College codes of student conduct.
  • Adherence to the COLLEGE NOW Student Responsibility Contract

         Failure to meet any of the above requirements may result
         in immediate removal from the program.



1) be a current FUHSD junior who will have 200 credits at the end of the 2017-18 school year (no summer).

2) only need Economics/US Government and the 4th year of English to graduate (no other FUHSD classes).

3) place into De Anza College class EWRT 01A; determined by score on De Anza College English Placement test.

4) complete the COLLEGE NOW QUESTIONNAIRE - Google doc located on the left side of this website under "Forms & Files" by March 2, 2018. 

5) MANDATORY for STUDENTS & PARENT/GUARDIANS to attend at least (1) February Night mtg. listed in the TIMELINE below.


QUESTIONNAIRES will be accepted from January 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018.



STUDENTS ONLY - attend your HS site COLLEGE NOW INFORMATION MTG. listed below in the TIMELINE.

PARENT/GUARDIANS & STUDENTS - attend at least (1) COLLEGE NOW NIGHT INFORMATION MTG. at one of the five high school sites listed below in the TIMELINE; you do NOT have to attend your home high school site's mtg.



COLLEGE NOW QUESTIONNAIRE available to complete as of January 26, 2018. Students will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of submitting the QUESTIONNAIRE. If no confirmation received means you have not 100% completed the QUESTIONNAIRE and you need to try again.


Eligible FUHSD juniors will receive a postcard in the US Mail AND a student clerk delivered brochure with information about the new program.

FUHSD STUDENT ONLY informational meetings will be held at each FUHSD school. If you are interested in learning more about the new COLLEGE NOW program, plan to attend the meeting at your high school:

Lynbrook High School
Jan. 26, 2018 at 9:15am - LHS Auditorium

Homestead High School
Jan. 30, 2018 at 9:25am - HHS Career Center

Monta Vista High School
Feb. 1, 2018 at 9:15am - MVHS Theatre

Fremont High School
Feb. 6, 2018 at 10:55am - FHS Cafeteria

Cupertino High School
Feb. 14, 2018 at 10:25am - CHS Theatre


MANDATORY FUHSD PARENT/GUARDIAN & STUDENT informational meetings will be held at each FUHSD school; all mtgs. will begin at 6pm; may attend more than (1) mtg. and not necessary to go to home high school site:

Homestead High School
Feb. 6, 2018 - HHS Auditorium

Lynbrook High School
Feb. 7, 2018 - LHS Auditorium

Cupertino High School
Feb. 12, 2018 - CHS Library

Fremont High School
Feb. 14, 2018 - FHS Library

Monta Vista High School
Feb. 26, 2018 - MVHS Theatre


March 2, 2018 by 3pm:

QUESTIONNAIRE is due; no QUESTIONNAIRES will be accepted after 3pm on March 2, 2018.

March 12, 2018:

**All eligible FUHSD juniors who have completed the QUESTIONNAIRE will be placed in a LOTTERY and given a number; students will be emailed their number and given instructions on the next steps.

**#1-10 from each high school site will be accepted into COLLEGE NOW.

**#11 and higher will be placed on a WAITLIST to fill any available spots by March 26, 2018.

March 19, 2018 by 3pm:

**#1-10 from each high school site must return registration papers as instructed in acceptance email if they choose to be in COLLEGE NOW.

March 21, 2018:

**#11 onwards from each high school site on the WAITLIST will begin email notification for any open spots (if needed).

March 26, 2018 by 3pm:

All registration papers must be returned as instructed in acceptance email if notified WAITLIST students choose to be in COLLEGE NOW.


Date TBD for 6 pm FUHSD/De Anza College student & parent/guardian Welcome mtg.

MANDATORY pre-registration intake meetings afterschool (3:00-4:30 pm) in the Homestead High Library Computer Lab for at least one day each week throughout the month.

Last week of May - complete CN Checkout Form at home high school once all FUHSD books have been returned.


Friday, June 1, 2018 MANDATORY student-only meeting at De Anza College Campus Center conference room B at 12:00-3:30 pm.

**Turn in CN Checkout Form DUE at Friday, June 1, 2018 meeting.

Fall quarter registration appointments June 4 - June 15, 2018.


Fall quarter registration at 8:00 am on July 20, 2018 - date NOT confirmed as of 1/24/18.


FUHSD classes begins on August 20, 2018


De Anza College Fall quarter begins on September 24, 2018