Student and Community Services Building

Registration Information

Priority Enrollment

State requirements for priority enrollment went into effect in 2014. The changes are intended to:

  • help new students get started by following important steps for success, AND
  • reward continuing students who are making steady progress toward their goals.

In order to receive the best possible registration date for which you qualify, enroll full-time  excluding summer session. 

To check your registration date for the current quarter, see the Academic Calendar. You can also check your status in MyPortal

  • New students are those who have never taken college courses before. Students attending De Anza for the first time are considered new only if they have not taken courses at any other college or university.  

The following steps must be completed to receive priority enrollment for future quarters.

  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.
  2. Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."
  3. Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
  4. Take placement tests.
  5. Complete orientation.
  6. Create an educational plan.

  • Continuing students are those who have attended De Anza for consecutive quarters (excluding summer). 
  • If first admit quarter is summer 2014 or later, student will be considered a first-time college student and must have completed assessment, passed orientation and completed an educational plan

To get a priority enrollment date, continuing students must:

  1. Have a declared major (not "Undecided")
  2. Have an official goal of transferring or obtaining a degree or certificate
  3. Not be on academic probation for the last two consecutive quarters 
NOTE: You can update both your major and educational goal on MyPortal. Go to the Registration tab, then "My Profile" and "Update My Major/Educational Goal."

In accordance with new state and local regulations, students will be assigned registration dates in the following order. (See the academic calendar for actual priority registration dates for the upcoming or current term.)

1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students who have completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan.

2. Continuing students who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
  • Completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan
3. New college students who have
  • Completed assessment, orientation and an educational plan
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
4. Continuing students who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms

            BUT have not completed assessment, orientation or an educational plan

5. Returning students and new transfer students who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
7. New transfer students from any other college who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
8. All other college students, including continuing students who have not declared a major or who have not selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate

9. Concurrently enrolled high school students

To receive priority enrollment, students cannot have completed more than 150 quarter units in degree-applicable courses. "W" and "I" grades are not included. Pre-collegiate English, ESL and Math classes do not count toward the 150 units.

Students who have lost priority registration and have been moved to open registration may appeal to have it reinstated based on verifiable evidence of factors outside their control. This is a one-time reinstatement of priority registration. Use the Enrollment Priority Registration Appeal Form.



Registration
Building: Student and Community Services
Contact: Admissions and Records Office
Phone: 408.864.5300
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Last Updated: 4/29/16