De Anza College Spring 2023: Tops in Transfer ... and more!

This email was sent to all students registered for spring quarter.

April 7, 2023

Welcome to Spring Quarter!

Spring Classes Begin Monday, April 10

Welcome – or welcome back – to De Anza!

As you know, classes are being held online and on campus. Student services are also available online and in person. Check the Quarter Guide and How to Reach Student Services for the latest updates, contact information and hours.

In this email, you'll find some helpful tips for a great quarter!

  • Check the class listings and click the title of each course to read the footnotes for each class you are taking – or any class you are considering – to learn whether it has meetings scheduled for certain times.
  • Review the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Please remember:

  • Under current policy, if you are planning to be on campus for any reason this spring, you must upload proof of your COVID-19 vaccination and separately, upload proof of your booster
  • If you've already submitted your vaccination and booster documents for a previous quarter, you don't need to do this again. 
  • Face masks are also strongly recommended and may be required in some classrooms or offices.

See to learn more about De Anza's COVID-19 requirements.

Need Room to Zoom?

mountain lion with headphonesIf you're thinking about adding a class, we've made it easier to take classes both online and on campus – with new designated spaces for logging in to Zoom on campus. You'll find power and Wi-Fi in these locations:

  • Campus Center
  • Advanced Technology Center
  • Media and Learning Center

Look for the Zoom Spaces map at

Adding Classes 

You can find open classes in MyPortal by using the Open Classes Finder in the Student Registration app. 

  • To Add Classes Before Monday, April 10:
  • To Add After the Session Begins:
    • Email the instructor to get an Add Code. (Walk-ins are not allowed.)
    • Wait for the first day of class (the day that class begins) to use the Add Code in MyPortal.
    • Follow the Steps to Add a Class
    • Remember: You won't be able to add on-campus classes until you submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You can add online classes without proof of vaccination.

It is your responsibility to drop a class if you decide not to take it.

Payment Reminder

Payment is due in full at the time of registration and when adding subsequent classes. If you have a balance due you can pay online with a credit card or sign up for an interest-free installment plan.

Registration holds will be placed on delinquent accounts.

Order Books and Materials Online

  • You can order books, materials and computers from the Bookstore's new online store.
  • Search the Bookstore site for course materials by class, or enter your CWID to see a list of your courses and required materials.
  • You'll also find a Follett Bookstore tile in the Apps section of MyPortal that will take you to a personalized page, where you can review and purchase all course materials for your classes.
  • During the checkout process, you can select “Financial Aid/Scholarship” as your payment method if you have an award that provides funds for these purchases. Follow the instructions to enter your CWID and select the available aid that you want to use.
      • Use other awards FIRST, if available, BEFORE using these three in the order listed here: "California Promise," then "New Promise" – and always use Pell Grant funds LAST.
      • For more information, visit the Bookstore FAQs webpage.

Online Assistance

online help iconWe’ve made it easy to find answers and assistance!

  • Click the "Ask Us" button on the college website to reach Chat Cat – for quick answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Check the Video Help Series at for quick video tutorials on applying for financial aid, completing assessment or other tasks.
  • Need tech support? Now there's a central place to find information about student email accounts, campus Wi-Fi and Zoom spaces, where to borrow a computer and how to get help with other technology questions! Visit

figure holding a big heartFeeling Stressed or Overwhelmed?

TimelyCare provides free mental health care and other resources for De Anza students. You can speak with a mental health professional – online, any time!

Visit to learn more.


Want to Save Money on Books and Materials?

Look for the green Zero-Cost and Low-Cost symbols when you search the course listings. For information, visit

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Need Assistance with Food, Basic Needs or Financial Emergencies?

You're not alone. Visit to learn about resources available to you.

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How to Get – and Keep – Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment helps you get your best registration date each quarter. See the complete list of steps to get priority enrollment.

Campus Parking Fees Waived 

parking lotUnder a temporary policy, students can park free on campus during spring quarter, without purchasing a parking permit.

Students should continue to park only in spaces designated for students.

Visit the Parking Information website to learn more.

Campus Center signCampus Center Food Court Is Open!

The Food Court will be open for you to purchase hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed on Fridays

Visit for menus and more information.

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De Anza College occasionally sends text messages to remind students about important deadlines or events. We won't try to sell you products or give your number to anyone other than a college representative for official purposes. You can opt out of receiving texts any time.

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