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Middle College Application Forms and Links for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year

For more information about the  Middle College Program, please click here:  Brochure given out during the 2016-2017 Year

For more information about the Middle College Application Process, click here: Application Process Instructions

For the Middle College Application, click here: 2017-2018 Middle College Application

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact one of the Middle College staff members

A Typical Day at Middle College

Middle College students are required to enroll in at least two academic college courses and two high school courses. A possible quarter at De Anza might look something like this:

9:30am-10:20am: Spanish 4

10:30am-11:20am: Break/Lunch/Study time

11:30am-12:20pm: Math 1A (Calculus)

12:30pm-3:20pm: required time for Middle College, English, and Social Science classes

Middle College Graduates

have recently attended:

Academy of Art, San Francisco

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Berklee College of Music

Biola University

Brigham Young University

Cal Poly Pomona

California College of the Arts

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Humboldt

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge

Drexel University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Indiana University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Mills College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northwestern University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pepperdine University

Pratt Institute

Reed College

Rhode Island School of Design

Rice University

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of North Dakota

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Middle College

  For students registered for high school in the Fremont Union High School District in collaboration with De Anza College.

Middle College Timeline

2017-2018 Applicant Info & Important Dates


On-Site Student Information Meetings Finished for 2017


Interview Sign-Ups and Essay Writing at De Anza Middle College Info Meeting--attendance required

Wednesday, February 8 [finished]


Middle College Applications: Due March 3

Teacher Evaluations (of students applying): Due March 15, link found in application

Interviews* for Middle College: March 20-24 and 27-31


Middle College Admissions Decisions April 19 by 5pm

Confirmation of Acceptance (by students) April 26 by 5pm

*Interviews are only conducted with the student and at least one parent or legal guardian present. See Interview Handout from 2/8 for more details. 

To be eligible for an interview, students must have submitted a completed Middle College application, written an essay on-site with Middle College staff, and obtained at least two teacher evaluations, one from a current English or Social Studies instructor, and one from an academic instructor.

Dates below apply to students accepted to Middle College only


De Anza Planning Sessions May (TBA, with Emmy)


Pre-Registration Group Meeting June 2 at De Anza 

Individual Pre-Registration Meetings Late June/Early July (TBA, per advisors)


De Anza Fall Quarter Online Registration Mid-July (TBA, per De Anza College)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can Middle College students take?

All Middle College students must successfully complete high school English and Social Studies courses and at least two three-unit De Anza classes each quarter, and no Middle College student can take more than 16 De Anza units during a quarter. In their first quarter, Middle College students take no more than 11.5 De Anza units.

Do students have to pay to attend Middle College?

Middle College students do not pay De Anza registration fees unless they enroll in more than 11.5 college units, but are responsible for materials fees, transportation and the cost of books and exceeding $65 per quarter. Students taking more than 11.5 De Anza units with advisor approval must pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase) and costs for ALL registered college units.

Are there minimum application requirements?

Students must pass De Anza placement tests and have completed the FUHSD Math graduation requirement (passed both semesters of Algebra I and Geometry) before entering Middle College

Do students need to be California residents?

Students must reside within the FUHSD boundaries and be enrolled with the district. Non-California residents who live within the FUHSD boundaries may be subject to De Anza out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible, depending on visa status – please see this website for more information: De Anza Admissions

Do students have to live within the Fremont Union High School District?

Yes. Only students who have registered for school with the district and established their residency will be eligible to interview – please see this website for more information: FUHSD Enrollment

Program Benefits

Middle College students benefit from a wide array of course choices at De Anza College and from a small learning community of fellow students. They receive one-on-one support from the Middle College advisors, who assist them with course planning and academic development, and additional support from an on-site guidance counselor. They also have access to services and opportunities at De Anza College, from tutoring to clubs to student government.

Middle College Overview

Middle College provides students with the opportunity to explore challenging new educational options by taking college courses alongside their high school courses all on the De Anza campus.

Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously, complete requirements for high school graduation, and explore individual interests through a diverse college curriculum.

Middle College students are required to take two high school courses each year, taught by Fremont Union High School District teachers on the De Anza campus, to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

Juniors take an integrated course in American Literature and US History, while Seniors take Contemporary Literature as well as semester courses in Economics and US Government.

The Middle College Student

Although there is no “prototypical” Middle College student, successful Middle College students tend to possess some of these characteristics:

  • A need to learn in an environment different from a traditional high school
  • A passion for learning and a strong sense of intellectual curiosity
  • A desire to continue his or her education at the post-secondary level
  • An ability to succeed in a fast-paced, independent college learning environment
  • A deep interest in a specific subject, like math, literature, art, music, or social science
  • A mature and honest approach to problem solving


On-Site Staff:

12th Grade Advisor & 
English Instructor

FUHSD Academic Guidance Counselor

11th Grade Advisor & 
English/Social Science Instructor

12th Grade Advisor & 
Social Science Instructor

District Office Administrators:
Coordinator of Educational Options

Dean of Educational Options

Comments from Graduates

“Middle College is unique, for it has taught me how to learn. It has not only provided me with a supportive community, but also has given me the provisions to be an independent thinker.” –Jacqueline, Class of 2014

“Middle College… prepared me both emotionally and intellectually for college life” –Matthew, Class of 2009

“If you're self-directed, mature, and a critical thinker, then Middle College is absolutely the place for you.” –Ariana, Class of 2008

“The Middle College program was such an empowering experience. The one-on-one attention and encouragement I received helped me feel confident in myself… not a day goes by that I don't remember how privileged I was to be part of such a supportive community.” –Dahlia, Class of 2007

“The stimulating teaching style, use of Socratic seminars, and thought-provoking curriculum of our core classes renewed my love of learning..” –Karen, Class of 2004