Student and Community Services Building

Registration Information

Priority Enrollment

New state requirements for priority enrollment are in effect for fall 2014. The changes are intended to

  • help new students get started by following important steps for success, AND
  • reward continuing students who are making steady progress toward their goals.
  • New students are those who are enrolled for fall or winter. Fall and winter admission application open now.

IMPORTANT: All steps must be completed by Nov. 17 to receive priority enrollment for winter 2015.

  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.
  2. Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."
  3. Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
  4. Take placement tests.
  5. Complete orientation.
  6. Officially choose your classes. (You'll learn how at orientation.) This is your educational plan for your first quarter.

To get a priority enrollment date, continuing students must:

  1. Be enrolled full time (for priority enrollment this fall, you must have been enrolled for 12 units or more in fall 2014)
  2. Have a declared major (not "Undecided")
  3. Have an official goal of transferring or obtaining a degree or certificate
  4. Not be on academic probation for the last two consecutive quarters 
NOTE: You can update both your major and educational goal on MyPortal. Go to the Registration tab, then "My Profile" and "Update My Major/Educational Goal."

In order to receive the best possible registration date for which you qualify, enroll full-time -- 12+ units -- excluding summer session. 

To receive priority enrollment, students cannot have completed more than 150 quarter units in degree-applicable courses. "W" and "I" grades are not included. Pre-collegiate English, ESL and Math classes do not count toward the 150 units.

Students who have lost priority registration and have been moved to open registration may appeal to have it reinstated based on verifiable evidence of factors outside their control. This is a one-time reinstatement of priority registration. Use the Enrollment Priority Registration Appeal Form.

Priority Enrollment Order 

In accordance with new state and local regulations, students will be assigned registration dates in the following order. (See the academic calendar for actual priority registration dates for the upcoming or current term.)

1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students who have completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan.

2. Students enrolled in spring 2014 or before who have
  • Enrolled in 12 or more units in most recent term (excluding summer)
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms

    AND

Students enrolled in 12 or more units in fall 2014 who have

  • Completed orientation, assessment and have an approved educational plan in DegreeWorks
3. New college students (starting in winter 2015) who have
  • Completed assessment, orientation and an educational plan
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
4. Students enrolled in spring 2014 or before who have
  • Enrolled in fewer than 12 units in most recent term of enrollment (excluding summer)
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms

    AND

Students enrolled in fewer than 12 units in fall 2014 who have

  • Completed orientation, assessment and have an approved educational plan in DegreeWorks
5. New college students (starting in winter 2015) who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major

    BUT have not completed assessment, orientation or an educational plan

    AND

Students enrolled in fall 2014

  • Who have not completed orientation, assessment and do not have an approved educational plan in DegreeWorks
6. Returning students who have
  • Enrolled in 12 or more units in last completed term
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
7. New transfer students from any other college who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
8. All other college students, including continuing students who have not declared a major or who have not selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate

9. Concurrently enrolled high school students


Registration
Building: Student and Community Services
Contact: Admissions and Records Office
Phone: 408.864.5300
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Last Updated: 11/20/14