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.

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We’re Here to Help You Achieve Your Educational Goals.

Continuing and Returning Students

two students on Sunken Garden stepsIf 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. 

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2020 fall quarter, you can still speak with a counselor or academic adviser by phone, email or online video. Use this button to learn how.

Continuing students: reach us Here

New Students and College Promise Students

De Anza also has counselors who specialize in working with new students, students in the Promise program, or students involved with several other programs and Learning Communities

You can find a complete list of counselors for individual programs by checking the Our Counselors directoryIf you're in your first or second quarter at De Anza, or if you're in the De Anza College Promise, you should contact the Office of Outreach for academic counseling and other assistance.

New OR Promise Students: Click here

Drop-In Sessions for Continuing Students

Individual Drop-In

You can have a quick online chat with a counselor or academic adviser – without an appointment. These sessions are only 10-15 minutes and are meant for quick questions regarding academic, career, transfer and personal counseling and advising. 

Fall Drop-In Schedule*

*If Drop-In option is greyed out, there is no availability during that time. Please check back between the hours of drop-in. Note: Drop-in schedule is subject to change.  

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Group Drop In Thursdays

We'll go over how-to's and frequently asked questions regarding specific topics. See dates and topics below. Sessions start from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Upcoming Sessions 

  • Pass/No Pass : Thursday, October 15
  • ADT Application (Spring Transfer) : Thursday, October 22
  • Drop with W and Priority Registration : Thursday, November 12
  • ADT Application (Fall Transfer) :  Two Sessions
    • Thursday, November 19
    • Wednesday, November 25

Click the yellow link to enter the Zoom waiting room, or call 669.900.6833 during the listed times.

Meeting ID: 961 2927 6611


Filing for Your Certificate or Degree

You can file for your degree or certificate at any time during the quarter in which you are graduating, but you must apply no later than the last day of the quarter in order for your degree or certificate to be conferred for that quarter.

Counseling and Advising Center Hours 

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Any Questions? 

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