With dual enrollment, you can earn college credit by completing the course – without
any additional testing required. College credit will appear in your college transcript
and may transfer to colleges and universities.
You won't be charged enrollment fees if you take fewer than 12 units in a quarter,
or fewer than six units in summer, at De Anza or Foothill College (or the two colleges
combined). But you will still have to pay for textbooks and certain other fees, such
A prerequisite is a requirement that you must meet before you can take a particular
course. For example, you might be required to take one or more courses, in a certain
order, before you can enroll in a more advanced course. Once you have met the requirement,
the prerequisite is considered to be "cleared." You can be dropped from a course if
you have not met the prerequisites.
Most students don't need to take placement tests. You will need to complete our assessment
process if you plan to take English, math, or any course that has an English or math
prerequisite. However, under new policies at De Anza, most students can be assessed
on the basis of their high school transcripts without taking a separate test. You
can learn more about the new process by visiting our Assessment Center website.
Yes, but don't just stop going to class. You must log into MyPortal and follow the
online steps to formally withdraw from a course. For a standard, 12-week class, you
can drop during the first two weeks of the quarter and have no grade recorded. However,
if you drop after that, you may still receive a W, I or other undesirable grade.
To drop a class, log into MyPortal and open the Apps page to click on the "Student
Registration" tile, and then click on the “Add or Drop Classes” link.
You'll find important dates and deadlines for standard, 12-week classes listed on
the academic calendar. For shorter-length classes, you can check "View Your Class
Schedule" inside MyPortal to find important deadlines.
Yes, you can meet with one of our counselors for questions about your college courses, career services, certificates and degrees
and transfer questions. For questions about high school requirements, see your high
There is no GPA requirement for individual courses. However, you are encouraged to
meet with your high school counselor. Please keep in mind that you will be treated
like a college student and expected to complete work at a college level.
You will need to request transcripts if you want your grades sent to your high school
or to another college or university. You can request an official transcript online or use MyPortal to print your unofficial transcript.
If you're planning to attend another college or university after high school, you
should apply as a freshman and indicate that you have completed college courses while
in high school. However, many students decide to continue at De Anza after graduating
from high school, to complete their transfer requirements. In that situation, you
would then apply to the four-year school as a transfer student. You should contact
our Transfer Center for additional information.
Note: The courses you take at De Anza will appear on your permanent record and must
be reported to any other college or university to which you apply.
Since your IEP only applies to high school classes, you will need to follow the process
at De Anza for accommodations here. Please contact our Disability Support Programs and Services division for more information.
You are considered a regular college student under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which means we won't release your student information to parents or third
parties without your prior written consent.