General Information


MyPortal is your secure gateway to a variety of online services provided to Foothill-De Anza Community College District students. Get connected and explore! 


Schedule of Classes

De Anza College General Schedule of Classes Page

Schedule of Classes

De Anza College Online Education Schedule of Classes Page

Schedule of Classes

Academic Calendar

De Anza College Academic Calendar Page

Academic Calendar

Online Tutoring / Smarthinking

Free online tutoring is available to all De Anza students!

Login to MyPortal, go to the Students tab, and find the Smarthinking link. You can work with a tutor live (hours vary by subject) or post a question or piece of writing for a response. 

Student Success Center (SSC)

The De Anza College Student Success Center supports classroom instruction by helping students at all levels become better learners and gain the confidence and skills to achieve their greatest possible academic success. Our programs, facilitated by trained peer tutors, faculty and staff, create welcoming, supportive and energetic communities that promote connection, collaboration, leadership, and growth.

We do this by providing:

  • Free individual, group and online tutoring in a variety of subjects 
  • Flexible, self-paced skills courses 
  • Course-specific Adjunct Study Skills courses 
  • Tutor training courses

The Student Success Center, facilitated by Smarthinking, now has online tutoring for a variety of subjects. Access through the 'Students' tab MyPortal.

Biology Department Website

De Anza College Biology Department
Biology, Health, Nutrition, and Environmental Sciences Division Website

Bio/Hlth Sciences Division Student Handbook

The Biological and Health Sciences Division's Student Handbook is available at: 
The Handbook is in PDF format so to open the file you will need Adobe Acrobat reader. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free from Adobe. The web site is 
A hard copy is also available for review in the Biology Audio Tutorial (BAT) Lab, S-74. 
The information in this Handbook applies to you as a student in either Health 21 or Nutrition 10. The Handbook contains many Division and Campus resources, strategies for success, and student responsibilities. Reviewing the material is time well spent.

De Anza Counseling Online Advisor

The Online Advisor is designed to answer quick questions about pursuing educational goals at De Anza College. 
Online Advising is appropriate for information such as: 

  • Transferability of De Anza courses
  • College procedures and academic policies
  • Certificate, degree and transfer requirements
  • Course prerequisites
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Referral to De Anza programs and services

Online Advising is not appropriate for:

  • Information that requires accessing your student records
  • Educational, careeer, personal, or crisis counseling
  • Student Educational Plans
  • Transcript evaluation

Online Advising is located on the left navigation bar of the De Anza Counseling Division homepage:

Will This Course Transfer?

ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

ASSIST is not associated with a single college or university, but provides general information for all public institutions in California. Since there are many variables involved in providing guidance for an individual student, this site does not provide academic or career counseling. Your academic counselor at your community college or an admissions or departmental advisor at the university you plan to attend are best prepared to answer your specific questions.

Financial Aid

Nina Van 
Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator 
408 864 5431 
Location: upper level of the Campus Center. 
Financial Aid Website

Parking at De Anza College

Refer to the Parking and Transportation page on the De Anza College website for current information on transportation/parking.

Are Online Education Classes for You?

Are Online Education Classes for You?

Student Resources for Online Ed

Student Resources

What to Expect from an Online Class - What is Expected of You in an Online Class

It's important to understand what you are doing when you enroll in an online class. An online class and online learning are not the same as taking an on campus class. Please view the following videos so you have a better understanding of what to expect in an online class and what is expected of you as a student in an online class:

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