De Anza is now using U.S. high school transcripts to assess most students for their knowledge and understanding of English and Math.

In some cases, however, we may need other information to match students with the right courses to help them succeed. 

Learn Your Options!

Follow the steps below to get your placement. We also recommend that you
  • Use our Online Explainer to learn more about how your placement is determined and what options you'll want to consider
  • Talk with your counselor about choosing the right courses for your goals

Here are the easy steps to complete the assessment process.

Check Your Placement

For most students, we already have your high school transcript on file. Log in to MyPortal > Apps > Student Registration. Look under "My Records" and select "View My Placement Results."

Complete the Form – If Needed

If you don't see a placement in MyPortal, we may not have your high school transcript on file.

Take an Assessment - Only If Needed

  • Some students – for example, students who didn't complete grades 9-11 in a U.S. high school – may still need to take an assessment for English/ESL and Math. If this applies to you, you will see a notification when you check MyPortal.

Complete Orientation, Create an Ed Plan

  • You'll want to complete Orientation and create an Educational Plan, so you can qualify for Priority Enrollment.
  • Be sure to talk with your counselor about which Math, English or ESL classes are right for you.  A counselor can tell you which classes are required for your academic goals, and help you find classes that provide extra support. 

Register for Class!

  • See the Steps to Register webpage for general information about registering.
  • If you're registering for EWRT 1A or a related course, such as LART 250 or EWRT 1AS/EWRT 1AT, be sure to visit the EWRT Registration Tips webpage. 
  • If you're registering for MATH 10, MATH 41 or MATH 42 with a corequisite, or companion course, be sure to visit the Math Registration Tips webpage.

High School Transcript Assessment Form

If we don't have your U.S. high school transcript on file, you'll need to download this form, fill it out and return it to the Assessment Center in person (RSS Room 144) or by emailing

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