For All New Students
IMPORTANT: All steps must be completed to receive priority enrollment.
Step 1 Apply! Do this as early as possible, even if you think you may attend another school. Keep all your options open, and keep your priority registration if you choose De Anza.
Step 2 Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."
Step 3 Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
Step 4 Take placement tests.
Step 5 Complete orientation.
Step 6 Officially choose your classes. (You'll learn how at orientation.) This is your educational plan.
Step 7 Enroll in – and maintain – 12+ units (full-time status) in order to get the best registration date for continuing quarters.
Please follow the link if a circumstance describes you.
Undocumented immigrant California high school graduate. Learn about resources for AB540 students.
Transferring from another college. Submit transcripts for prerequisite clearance.
U.S. military veteran, dependents and active duty. Follow steps to enroll with VA benefits.
First generation to attend college. Join a pathway program for support.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP TO REACH YOUR EDUCATIONAL GOAL?
Define your educational goal first. Explore your options.
Identify a major/career. Take a Choosing a Career/Major workshop.
Develop a long-term educational plan. Map out your Ed Plan.
Manage your academic progress. Do a DegreeWorks audit.
Graduate! File for your degree and/or participate in June ceremony.
Transfer. Successful transfer requires careful planning and course selection.