Contact a Counselor or Adviser 

Don't wait until the last minute to speak with a counselor! Drop in or make an appointment today if you have questions about choosing classes or planning for your degree or transfer.

You can speak with a counselor or academic adviser over Zoom video by making an appointment or dropping in during our virtual office hours. You can also use our Online Adviser or send us an email.

  • Appointments

    New Students

    If you're in your first or second quarter at De Anza, or if you're in the De Anza Promise program, you should contact the Office of Outreach for counseling and other assistance.


    Some programs and learning communities have designated counselors for their students. You can find a directory of all De Anza counselors and academic advisers on the Our Counselors webpage.

    silhouettes of two people talking on computerContinuing or Returning Students – 

    Make an appointment to meet on Zoom

    If you've completed two or more quarters, the General Counseling and Advising Center is the place to come for assistance with planning and achieving your academic, career, transfer and personal goals.


    If you're on academic or progress probation, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with The Retention Program counselor.

    Click the gold button to schedule your appointment. If there are no times available, please check back, as new appointment times will become available every day.

  • Drop-Ins

    Drop In With Zoom

    silhouettes of two people talking on computerDrop-in sessions are only 10-15 minutes and are meant for quick questions regarding academic, career, and transfer counseling and advising. These sessions are not meant for completing a comprehensive educational plan, personal counseling or financial aid extension. 


    Click the gold button to drop in during these hours below:

    Summer Quarter (virtual) Drop-in Hours:
    *Note: Drop-in schedule is subject to change at any time*

      • Mondays and Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      • Wednesdays and Thursdays - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      • Fridays - Campus is closed during Summer quarter.

    You'll be asked to sign in with your eight-digit student ID (also known as Campuswide ID or CWID) and date of birth (MMDDYYYY).

    After you sign in, click the blue Drop-In button. If the "Drop-In" button is greyed out, it means counselors or advisers are not available because they are helping someone else. Please check back later during the listed drop-in hours. 

    Drop-in sessions are hosted by counselors and academic advisers. Counselors can assist with all topics. Academic advisers can assist with all topics except 

    • Academic Renewal 
    • Career Counseling
    • Crisis Counseling
    • Exceeding Maximum Units
    • Major Update
    • TAA/TAG 
    • Probation 


  • Online Adviser

    Use the Online Adviser for Quick Questions

    silhouette of one person with word balloonA counselor or academic adviser will review your question and respond through the online system. Questions should be brief and relate to general academic issues only. ​

    For questions regarding other topics, use the following links: 

    Click the gold button to submit your question.


  • Email and Phone

    Questions? Email us!Send Us an Email

    For general questions, you can contact us by sending an email to

    You can also give us a call at 408-864-5400

    You'll find more information about our counselors and staff on the General Counseling directory webpage.  

Making the Most of Your Meeting

  • Before you meet with a counselor or academic adviser, prepare a list of questions that you want to ask.
  • Bring any relevant documents such as your unofficial transcripts from other colleges, your placement test scores, your educational plan and any other records that may be related to the issues you want to discuss.

  • Be on time!
  • If you can't make your appointment, PLEASE let us know: Use the online scheduling system to cancel or reschedule.

Summer Quarter Remote Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: Campus is closed during Summer quarter.

 In-Person Assistance

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Office Location

    Registration and Student Services (RSS) Building
    Second Floor, Room 201
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 Office Closures

  • Monday, June 20th, 2022: Juneteenth
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