Here are some things you need to know about adding classes, dropping classes and dropping with a grade of "W."

IMPORTANT: Changes in Registration System

De Anza and Foothill colleges have upgraded their online registration with a new interface that's easier to use. Because there are some new features, you may want to review the complete Registration Guide or the Quick Start Guide before you use the new system for the first time.


How to Add a Class

For on-campus classes: The registration system will NOT allow you to add an on-campus class until you have uploaded proof of COVID-19 vaccination. See the requirements for coming to campus.

Why Doesn't the Add Code Work?

If an instructor gives you an Add Code before classes start, the Add Code will not work until the date of the first class meeting. You must wait until that date to add the class in the MyPortal registration system. (If the class has no scheduled meetings, the Add Code should work on the first date of the session.)

Find an open class

  1. Log in to myportal.fhda.edu
  2. Open the Apps page and click on  the "Student Registration" tile.
  3. Look under "Registration Tools" and click to open the Registration Dashboard.
  4. Click on Browse Classes to search for open classes.

Add the class

  1. For ALL classes, you must email the instructor to request an Add Code if space is available.
    (If the class is on campus, do not come to class until after you have registered
  2. Log in to myportal.fhda.edu to use the Add Code – either on or after the first day the class is scheduled to meet. (If the class has no scheduled meetings, the Add Code should work on the first date of the session.)
  3. When you are in MyPortal, open the Apps page and click on "Student Registration," then look under "Registration Tools" and open the Registration Dashboard
  4. Click on Register for Classes and follow the steps to add classes by CRN
  5. Enter the 5-digit CRN for the class. (Don't use the Add Code yet.)
  6. Click on "Submit Changes" and a screen to enter the Add Code will pop up
  7. Follow the prompts from there

What if I'm on a waitlist?

  • Before the first class meeting, if a space becomes available for your waitlisted section, you will be automatically enrolled in the class. An email confirmation will be sent to you.
    • If you no longer want this class, it is your responsibility to drop it. Check your e-mail regularly!
  • If you are on a waitlist on the first day of class, you must email the instructor to request an add code
    • Use the add code to immediately add the class through MyPortal
  • Be sure to pay for classes that you add, so you are not dropped for nonpayment. Check the college payment policies and deadlines for the quarter.
  • Waitlisted students get first consideration for available seats in classes, but it is still possible for other students to try to add courses once school begins.
  • See the Waitlists webpage for more information.

When is the last day I can add?

  • Check the Academic Calendar for the last day to add classes in each quarter.
  • During fall, winter and spring, the Add Code will work one time only and will be valid for the first two weeks of the quarter.
  • For summer session (and non-standard classes during 12-week quarters), you’ll find the deadlines for adding in MyPortal: Look under “View Your Class Schedule.” It’s best to add the class in MyPortal with the Add Code on the same day that you receive it.

What if I don't have a computer?

If you don't have personal access to the Internet, we may be able to help. Check the resources listed on the Student Tech Support webpage.

Remember to Pay Your Fees!



How to Drop a Class


If You Drop 

During the First Two Weeks of the Quarter

  • You may drop classes online by logging in to MyPortal: Open the "Apps" page and click on the "Student Registration" tile, then look under "Registration Tools" and click to open the Registration Dashboard
  • Click to open the Register for Classes page and then Select a Term to view your schedule in the Summary area (in the lower right of your screen)
  • Drop the class by opening the Action dropdown menu, then click on ***Web Dropped*** and then click on Submit.
  • The status for the course should then change to Deleted.
  • For detailed instructions, see the Registration Guide.

There will be no grade recorded if you drop before the deadline. You may also be eligible for a refund, but students must submit their refund request from MyPortal.

  • If you don’t show up for the first day of class, the instructor has the option to drop you from the class. 
  • If you are unable to attend for a legitimate reason, you should notify your instructor before the class meets.
  • You can request that your place be held, although it is the instructor’s option.

During Weeks 3-8 of the Quarter

  • You may drop classes online by logging in to MyPortal: Open the "Apps" page and click on the "Student Registration" tile, then look under "Registration Tools" and click to open the Registration Dashboard
  • Click to open the Register for Classes page and then Select a Term to view your schedule in the Summary area (in the lower right of your screen)
  • Drop the class by opening the Action dropdown menu, then click on ***Web Dropped*** and then click on Submit.
  • The status for the course should then change to Deleted.
  • For detailed instructions, see the Registration Guide.

If you drop after the second week of the quarter, you will be assigned a W grade. This also applies to courses dropped after 20 percent has elapsed of a class that lasts less than 12 weeks.

After the Eighth Week of a Quarter 

  • You may drop classes online by logging in to MyPortal: Open the "Apps" page and click on the "Student Registration" tile, then look under "Registration Tools" and click to open the Registration Dashboard
  • Click to open the Register for Classes page and then Select a Term to view your schedule in the Summary area (in the lower right of your screen)
  • Drop the class by opening the Action dropdown menu, then click on ***Web Dropped*** and then click on Submit.
  • The status for the course should then change to Deleted.
  • For detailed instructions, see the Registration Guide.

If you drop after the eighth week of the quarter, you will receive an appropriate grade for whatever work you completed. Classes may not be dropped at the end of the term, without documented extenuating circumstances.

During Summer Session

  • You may drop classes online by logging in to MyPortal: Open the "Apps" page and click on the "Student Registration" tile, then look under "Registration Tools" and click to open the Registration Dashboard
  • Click to open the Register for Classes page and then Select a Term to view your schedule in the Summary area (in the lower right of your screen)
  • Drop the class by opening the Action dropdown menu, then click on ***Web Dropped*** and then click on Submit.
  • The status for the course should then change to Deleted.
  • For detailed instructions, see the Registration Guide.

Summer classes have unique deadlines and very short periods of eligibility for refunds or Ws. Please check with your instructor or the Admissions Office for deadlines to drop during summer session.



Important 

  • Be sure to check the Academic Calendar for important deadlines.
  • If you withdraw with a "W," that may count toward the maximum of three times that you are generally allowed to enroll in a particular course. Learn more on our Course Repeatability webpage.
  • If you drop a Creative Arts or Chemistry course, you may still owe fees for materials or equipment. A "hold" will be placed on your college records and a collection agency may be notified if the balance isn't paid or the items are not returned.
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