Counseling and Advising Center


Welcome to Counseling and Academic Advising.

Our Vision: All De Anza students will successfully achieve their educational, career and personal goals.

Our mission: We empower students by providing equitable services and connect with them through individual sessions, classroom instruction and informative workshops to address and overcome academic and personal challenges.

Our counselors and academic advisors can assist students in planning to earn career certificates and associate degrees and/or for transfer to four-year universities.

Read the Meet with a Counselor page for appointment guidelines or to schedule an appointment online, click HERE.

For All New Students

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IMPORTANT: Steps toward success at De Anza College.

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 a brief orientation to officially choose your classes.This is your first quarter's educational plan only!


Take COUN 50 (1 unit) before or during your first quarter to learn how to accomplish your goal to graduate and/or transfer to a competitive university in a timely manner.


Other Considerations

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 learning community for support.

Continuing Students

De Anza College Just What You Need

check markDefine your educational goal first. Explore your options.

check markIdentify a major/career. Take a Choosing a Career/Major workshop.

check markDevelop a long-term educational plan. Map out your Ed Plan.

check markManage your academic progress. Do a DegreeWorks audit.

check markGraduate! File for your degree and/or participate in June ceremony.

check markTransfer. Successful transfer requires careful planning and course selection.



Contact Us

Counseling & Advising Center

Registration & Student Services
2nd Floor,  Room 201

Phone: 408.864.5400


Last Updated: 5/24/17