New Students: My First Quarter Classes
As a new student at De Anza, you must take a COUN 200: Orientation to College class to receive all the information you need to pursue a certificate, degree and/or transfer to a four-year college/university.
The 1/2 unit class is offered throughout the academic year to help you prepare to navigate the educational environment. We highly recommend that you take COUN 200 before you register for your first full quarter of classes — best during summer session before you register for fall quarter.
But what if I need to register for courses before I complete COUN 200? The answer is this simple . . .
1. Take These Classes First
2. Which General Education Courses Should I Take?
You will learn in your orientation class that all students who plan to transfer or obtain a degree from De Anza must complete general education classes.
There are several different patterns to follow for general education requirements. One common general education option is called IGETC, which is short for Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.
Note: Once you take COUN 200, your counselor may advise to switch to a different general education pattern, but the courses you have completed on IGETC will be valuable and not be wasted.
3. Look at Your Transfer and/or Degree Requirements
You will learn more about your “major” requirements in the orientation class, but also you could begin taking courses designated for transfer students and students earning an associate degree.
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