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or GED complete those requirements, when possible, in order to apply and be considered for financial aid when they attend De Anza.
De Anza offers day and evening summer classes in sessions of varying lengths. Summer courses are comparable in academic standards, content and earn similar credits as classes offered during regular quarters. Summer enrollment enables students to complete prerequisites or accelerate their progress. High school students who have completed ninth grade may take enrichment or vocational courses during summer session, or enhance their college applications by completing college- level work. All regular term attendance and academic policies apply to summer sessions.
Some AP exams with qualifying scores are accepted at De Anza College for granting credit or course placement. Official exam scores should be submitted electronically from the College Board to De Anza College. For more information, contact the evaluations staff in the Admissions and Records Office.
Location: RSS, First Floor Telephone: 408.864.5300
The Appeal Review Committee is responsible for ensuring consistent, fair and equitable handling of student petitions for exceptions to academic and registration rules. The committee handles evaluation, enforcement, interpretation and granting exceptions for cause. Under committee rules, each case must stand on its own merit. Visit for more information.
Instructors determine individual class attendance policies, which are distributed to students at the beginning of each quarter. State guidelines also recommend that absences in excess of one week’s class meetings may be considered excessive.
Instructors may drop students from a class for excessive absences; if this occurs, the class will be counted against the total number of enrollments allowed for the course. (See "Excessive Drops" on page 22.)
Students who have satisfactorily completed a class for the maximum allowable times may be able to audit a class for no credit.
Auditing carries no privilege other than to attend classes. Students do not receive credit for an audited course. Instructors have no obligation to grade tests or other class assignments submitted by an auditor; however, an instructor may permit an auditor to participate in class discussions.
Students enrolling for credit will have priority over auditors until the second week of the course, at which time auditors may enroll on a space available basis.
Students wishing to audit should contact the instructor. If the instructor approves, they will submit the necessary form to the Admissions and Records Office.
A $10 fee is assessed for audited classes; however, there is no charge for the first five units of an audited course for students enrolled in 15 or more quarter units for credit.
No student auditing a course shall be permitted to change his or her enrollment to receive credit for the course. Course audits may not be approved to override repetition rules.
The college catalog serves as an agreement between the college and students. Students should be aware of published requirements, regulations and guidelines. De Anza students may follow the degree, certificate and general education requirements in effect for the catalog year in which they first enroll, or any subsequent catalog, providing they are continuously enrolled. Students may choose one catalog year for meeting general education requirements and another catalog year for meeting major requirements. It is recommended, however, that students choose the most recent catalog year for completing major requirements.
De Anza reserves the right to change catalog rights by modifying program requirements based on legal mandates and accreditation standards.
Rights and Responsibilities
(Board Policy 3250)
Foothill-De Anza Community College District owns and operates a variety of computer and communication systems, including voicemail, electronic mail (email), telephone and access to the internet, which are provided for the use of the district faculty, administrators, staff and students in support of the programs of the colleges and district. Hereinafter, this system and all of its component parts shall be referred to as the “district network.” This network establishes a communications platform that often substitutes for in-person meetings regarding district business.
The Computer and Network Use: Rights and Responsibilities Policy applies to all members of the district community using the district network including faculty, administrators, staff, students, independent contractors and authorized guests. The policy covers use of computer equipment and communication systems at any district facility in computer labs, classrooms, offices, libraries and the use of the district servers and networks from any location. If any provision of this policy is found to be legally invalid it shall not affect other provisions of the policy as long as they can be effective without the invalid provision.
Ownership Rights
The policy is based upon and shall be interpreted according to the following fundamental principle: the entire district network, and all hardware and software components within it, is the sole property of the district, which sets the terms and conditions of its use consistent with the law. Except as provided in board policy or collective bargaining agreements pertaining to intellectual property rights, employees and students have no rights of ownership to these systems or to the information they contain by virtue of their use of all or any portion of the district network.
Privacy Interests
The district recognizes the privacy interests of faculty and staff and their rights to freedom of speech, participatory governance and academic freedom as well as their rights to engage in protected union and concerted activity. However, both the nature of electronic communication and the public character of district business make electronic

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