We Can Help!

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Office of Outreach counselors offer comprehensive academic counseling services for

  • Future students
  • New students in their first or second quarter at De Anza
  • Students participating in the De Anza College Promise 
  • Students in the Men of Color Community 

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Our counselors can assist you with

  • Choosing classes to reach your academic goal, such as earning a degree or certificate or transferring to a university
  • Creating an educational plan
  • Finding resources on campus, such as tutoring or other academic assistance
  • Exploring career options
  • And more!
Erick Aragon

Erick Aragon 
Faculty Director 
Office of Outreach

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2020 fall quarter, you can still speak with our counselors by telephone, email, or Zoom videoconferencing.

NEW STUDENTS: We recommend that you complete orientation first, before you make an appointment with a counselor. The orientation will answer many of your initial questions about classes, registration, and related topics, and fulfill your requirement for priority registration.

For general enrollment or Promise questions, please send an email to outreach@fhda.edu.

NEW: Drop-In Hours With Our Counselors

For the rest of the summer and through the first two weeks of fall quarter, we are offering special drop-in hours when new or prospective students can have a quick online chat with a counselor, via Zoom.

You don't need an appointment – just click the red button to enter the Zoom waiting room during the hours listed below. You'll be able to speak with a counselor as soon as one is free.

These sessions are only 10-15 minutes long and are not meant for completing a comprehensive educational plan, TAG application, financial aid extension, probation, or an "exceeding units" form. 

Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries, there may be higher than normal wait times. Our counselors and staff will be seeing students in the order that they enter the zoom call.

Drop-In Schedule

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16: 1–4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 21: 9am–4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22: 9am–4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24: 9am–4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 25: 9 - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 28: 11am–4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29: 9am–4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30: 9 a.m.–3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 1: 9am–4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 2: 9am–3 p.m.

Click to Drop In Via Zoom

Meetings by Appointment

We will resume offering meetings by appointment beginning Sept 28th. You can use our online scheduler to book an appointment. The scheduler will show you available times over the next 14 days. If you don't see any times open, please check back each day for new time slots as they become available. 


Erick AragonSheldon Fields 
Men of Color Community

Ashley FloresAshley Flores 
De Anza College Promise

Norma Guido FloresNorma Guido Flores 
De Anza College Promise 

Anna NguyenAnna Nguyen 
De Anza College Promise

Jesus RuelasJesus Ruelas 
Men of Color Community

Chai SaechaoChai Saechao 
De Anza College Promise

Students who aren't eligible to see an Outreach counselor or adviser can visit the general Counseling and Advising Center or a counselor within their division or program.

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