Student and Community Services Building

Registration Information

Steps for Getting Started: How to Enroll

New Students: See steps to receive priority enrollment for spring 2015.

Everyone at De Anza is here to support your success.

  • Watch our Getting Started overview videos for important information about each enrollment step. Click on each video image to launch a 427 x 240 version. For higher resolution, click on the "Larger Video" link.
  • Then complete the actions listed by following the links in each Step/Action section.

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Follow These Steps to Your Academic Success . . .



Step 1. Apply for Admission

  • Apply online.
  • After you receive your De Anza welcome letter with your student ID number, try your first-time MyPortal login.
  • How to report a problem: If the CCCApply application or your MyPortal login do not work as described, please fill out the A&R Help Form.

Where is the How to Apply video?
De Anza has moved to a new application system. Please read the Apply for Admission section.


Step 2. Take Placement Tests

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Step 3. Complete Orientation

  • See options for orientation. Orientation is required for new students in order to learn important information to help you succeed.
  • What if I need to register for courses BEFORE I complete orientation? Get the answers you need at New Students: My First Quarter Classes.
  • Completing orientation is an important step in qualifying for priority enrollment.




Step 4. Develop an Educational Plan 

  • In orientation, you may develop an abbreviated ed plan of one or two quarters.
  • In your first or second quarter, you must also develop a comprehensive ed plan
  • A comprehensive ed plan is a roadmap of your educational goals from start to finish.
  • You can create a plan using DegreeWorks in MyPortal.
  • Get help creating a plan that works for you.

Developing a comprehensive educational plan is an important step in qualifying for priority enrollment


Step 5. Register for Classes

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Step 6. Pay Your Fees


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Step 7. Attend Classes

  • Be on time for the first class meeting. Otherwise, you may be dropped from the class. See attendance policy for more information.
  • If you no longer want to be enrolled in a class, it is your responsibility to officially drop classes.
  • Need help in your classes? Free academic tutorial support is available through our Student Success Center.


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Step 8. Be Engaged. This Is Your Life!


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Building: Student and Community Services
Contact: Admissions and Records Office
Phone: 408.864.5300

Last Updated: 3/11/15