Middle College

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



1) Establish RESIDENCY in FUHSD (details on FUHSD website)

2) Review the most recent MIDDLE COLLEGE brochure (downloadable on the left)

3) Attend STUDENT-ONLY presentation at FUHSD sites (listed below)

4) Complete the online APPLICATION (located on the left)

5) Review the APPLICATION PROCESS SHEET (downloadable on the left)

Remaining steps are on the APPLICATION PROCESS SHEET 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can Middle College students take?

All Middle College students must successfully complete the Middle College regular high school level (non-Honors, non-AP) English and Social Studies courses regardless of previously earned graduation credit in these subjects and at least (2) academic, three-unit De Anza classes each quarter. Middle College students cannot take more than 16 De Anza units every quarter; in their first quarter, new 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 De Anza College books exceeding $65 each quarter. Students desiring to take more than 11.5 De Anza units in a quarter must have their Middle College advisor's written approval, pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase at any time), and any additional costs for ALL registered college units.

Are there any minimum application requirements?

Students must have completed the FUHSD Math graduation requirement (passed both semesters of Algebra I and Geometry) before entering Middle College--summer school does not count.

If I am accepted, what are the pre-registration requirements I will need to complete in May 2018?

In order to receive a priority registration date for the Fall 2018 quarter, all Middle College students must complete these (4) De Anza College requirements: Orientation, Educational Plan, Fall 2018 application, and the De Anza English and Math placement tests.  Except for the placement tests, the other (3) requirements will be completed in the weekly afterschool meetings throughout May. Accepted students will be encouraged to take the placement tests once the FUHSD school year is done--June 1-15, 2018. 

Do students need to be US citizens or California residents?

No. Students must reside within the FUHSD boundaries at all times.  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 use the following link for more information: De Anza Admissions

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

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

If I will be a senior, may I invoke "senior privilege" to be in Middle College, but not live within the Fremont Union High School District?

No. There is not any "senior privilege" allowed for Middle College.

Can Middle College students graduate high school early?

No. Only FUHSD students physically at the FUHSD high school sites may petition for early graduation. 

Is there a waitlist for students who were not accepted in April ?

No. Once decisions are sent in April, Middle College recruitment is over for the year; no late requests due to the mandatory weekly pre-registration meetings that will occur throughout May.

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 Timeline

2018-2019 Applicant Info & Important Dates


FUHSD STUDENT ONLY On-Site Information Meetings

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

Fremont High School
Jan. 9, 2018 at 10:55am - FHS Cafeteria

Homestead High School
Jan. 23, 2018 at 9:25am - HHS Career Center

Lynbrook High School
Jan. 19, 2018 at 9:15am - LHS Auditorium

Monta Vista High School
Jan. 18, 2018 at 9:15am - MVHS Theatre


MANDATORY student & parent/guardian informational meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6-8 pm in Conference Rooms A & B in the Hinson Campus Center at De Anza College.

Students should arrive at 6 pm with a pen & paper to write an essay.

Parents/Guardians should arrive at 7 pm to join your student for the actual MC Information Meeting.

Interview Sign-Ups will occur after the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Check this website after January 9, 2018 for confirmation on the Info Night date.


Middle College Applications: Due March 2

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

Interviews* for Middle College: March 19-23 and 26-30


Middle College Admissions Decisions April 20 by 5pm

Confirmation of Acceptance (by students) April 27 by 5pm

*Interviews are only conducted with the student and at least one parent or legal guardian present. See Interview Handout from February 8th meeting 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 (History, English, Math, Science, Modern Language, Business, or Computers).

Dates below apply to FUHSD students accepted to Middle College only


Weekly Afterschool De Anza Pre-Registration Sessions throughout May (TBA, with MC Guidance Counselor)


Pre-Registration Group Meeting June 1 at De Anza College

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

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


First day of Middle College - September 13, 2018