Registration & Student Services Building

Registration Information

Returning user? Log in to MyPortalHow to Register for Classes

BEFORE you start . . .
  • New Students: Follow steps for Getting Started > How to Enroll. Then come back to this page for steps below on How to Register for Classes.

  • Former (Returning) Students: You must reapply for admission if you missed a term, except if you skipped summer session.

  • Download the MyPortal Registration Tool GuideFirst-Time MyPortal Users: Download theAdobe PDF icon MyPortal Registration Tool Guide (1 MB 7 pages).

  • Reminder: See the academic calendar for the upcoming term for important dates and deadlines, including add/drop periods, the final exam schedule and holidays.

  • Need help inside MyPortal? If you experience problems with the registration system, please complete the A&R Help Form for assistance.
  Follow these steps to get the classes you need each quarter . . .




View Class Schedule


Prerequisites, Corequisites and Advisories
  • If you've completed prerequisite coursework at another college, submit a prerequisite clearance request at least two weeks before your date to register.
  • Note:   + = Learning in Communities designated courses may require faculty approval for enrollment and/or co-enrollment in another class.



Get Your Date to Register

  • View your date and time to register, available a couple weeks before registration begins and based on your completion of priority enrollment steps, student status and number of units completed.
  • Register for classes in MyPortal as soon as you can for the best chances of getting into the classes that you need.



Log in to MyPortal
to Register for (Add) Classes
  • If a class you want is closed, see open courses for best chances of getting into another section for the course that you need.
  • If no other time will fit into your schedule of classes, add your name to a class waitlist.
  • Remember: You can also try to add a class after school begins by attending the first class session.
  • Don't forget to pay your fees upon registration so that you are not dropped for non-payment


Get on the Waitlist
  • Review waitlist policies before placing your name on a waitlist.
  • Remember: If space becomes available, you will be automatically enrolled in the class and notified by email. If you no longer want this class, it is your responsibility to drop it.
  • Update your personal information in MyPortal and check your email often.


Pass/No Pass Grading


Dropping Courses
  • You are responsible for dropping courses that you choose to no longer attend.
  • Be aware of academic calendar deadlines for drops for refunds and drops with a W.
  • Drops with Ws are included in the number of times you can repeat a course.



Course Repetition, Repeatability and Families


  • Effective summer 2012, regulations do not allow students to enroll in the same course more than three times.
  • If you receive two W's, two substandard grades, or a combination thereof, the system will block you from enrolling again without an override. You will need to request an override from Admissions and Records to register in the course again. This will be the last time you may enroll in this class at Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
  • Please see your options if you have not successfully completed the course after two attempts.


Final Grades


  • Normally final grades will be available to view in MyPortal by the second Sunday after finals week if instructors have submitted grades on time.
  • See When and How to View Final Grades for complete information about grades and transcripts.



Degree Audit
  • Use DegreeWorks inside MyPortal to plan and monitor progress toward your degree goals. See details.

ADA/Disability SupportContact Disability Support Services for admissions and course registration assistance. Call the alternate media specialist at 408.864.5815 to request college materials in an alternate format.

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Building: Registration & Student Services
Contact: Admissions and Records Office
Phone: 408.864.5300

Last Updated: 1/26/17