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Counseling and Advising Center


Welcome to Counseling and Academic Advising. Our mission is to facilitate student success by offering quality services that promote educational, career and personal development.

Our counselors and academic advisors can assist students in planning to earn career certificates and associate degrees and/or for transfer to four-year universities.

For All New Students

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IMPORTANT: All steps must be completed  to receive priority enrollment.

Step 1 Apply! Do this as early as possible, even if you think you may attend another school. Keep all your options open, and keep your priority registration if you choose De Anza.

Step 2 Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."


Step 3 Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.

Step 4 Take placement tests.


Step 5 Complete orientation.


Step 6 Officially choose your classes. (You'll learn how at orientation.) This is your educational plan.

Step 7 Enroll in – and maintain – 12+ units (full-time status) in order to get the best registration date for continuing quarters.


Other Considerations

Please follow the link if a circumstance describes you.

Undocumented immigrant California high school graduate. Learn about resources for AB540 students.

Transferring from another college. Submit transcripts for prerequisite clearance.

U.S. military veteran, dependents and active duty. Follow steps to enroll with VA benefits.

First generation to attend college. Join a learning community for support.

Continuing Students

De Anza College Just What You Need

check markDefine your educational goal first. Explore your options.

check markIdentify a major/career. Take a Choosing a Career/Major workshop.

check markDevelop a long-term educational plan. Map out your Ed Plan.

check markManage your academic progress. Do a DegreeWorks audit.

check markGraduate! File for your degree and/or participate in June ceremony.

check markTransfer. Successful transfer requires careful planning and course selection.



Contact Us


Counseling & Advising Center

Student & Community Services
2nd Floor,  Room 201

Phone: 408.864.5400


Last Updated: 10/26/15