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Counseling and Advising Center

Meet with a Counselor

Depending on the reason, currently enrolled De Anza students may meet with a counselor or academic advisor by drop-in session and/or scheduled appointment.

Appointment Guidelines

Pre-scheduled appointments will only be made for the following reasons:

  • Academic Probation: To remove a registration HOLD for levels of Pre-Dismissal
    and Dismissal.
  • Financial Aid Extension: Please visit the Financial Aid office before scheduling
    your counseling appointment.
  • U.S. Military Veteran Educational Plan: Please see a college Veteran Services representative before scheduling your counseling appointment.

To schedule an appointment, call 408.864.5400 or come to the Counseling and Advising Center during office hours.


Drop-In Counseling/Advising

All other counseling and advising services are available only through drop-in sessions.

  • Always allow ample time to get on the drop-in list before the end
    of that day's scheduled hours.
  • See Counseling and Advising hours by day.
  • Drop-in sessions typically are 15-30 minutes.

Be Prepared for Your Meeting

Whether by pre-scheduled appointment or drop-in session, bring all appropriate paper work about your education to any Counseling meeting, workshop or class, including the following:

  • Work completed at prior meetings
  • Assist agreements
  • Transcripts
  • To prepare, see What's Your Reason?

Are You a New Student to De Anza?

Please follow these steps before meeting individually with a counselor or advisor.

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Take placement tests
  3. Enroll in COUN 200: Orientation to College.
  4. What if I need to register for classes before I complete COUN 200? See which courses to take first.
  1. Apply for admission
  2. Take placement tests and/or
  3. Submit transcripts for Prerequisite Clearance

Disclaimer: The final responsibility for successfully achieving an educational goal rests with the student. Information on-line is designed to be helpful; however, this information changes frequently. It is recommended that students consult catalogs, counselors/academic advisors, departments and universities to confirm an educational plan.

De Anza College is a smoke-free campus.

Counseling & Advising Center

Student & Community Services
2nd Floor,  Room 201

Phone: 408.864.5400


Last Updated: 4/13/15