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Certain educational programs require off- campus attendance for scheduled field trips and excursions. Unless the course syllabus or the instructor state otherwise, students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Under state regulations (Title 5, § 55220(h)), each student making a field trip or excursion shall be deemed to have waived all claims against the district for injury, accident, illness or death occurring during, or by reason of, the field trip or excursion by completing the required Student Field Trip/Excursion Agreement Voluntary Assumption of Risk Form.
It is the policy of the Foothill-De Anza district that every course – unless specifically exempted by statute – will be open to any student who has been admitted to the college and meets the class prerequisites. This policy applies to courses which must report the class average daily attendance for state aid purposes. See Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
All parking requires a paid fee or permit. Visitors, students and staff are required to observe all campus parking and traffic regulations enforced year-round by the Foothill-De Anza district police. Failure to comply may subject violators to municipal citations.
Staff parking areas are identified by signs and yellow striping for stalls. Student park- ing areas are identified by white striping for stalls. Disabled parking areas are marked with signs and blue striped stalls.
Quarterly and annual parking decals can be purchased online through MyPortal. One-day permits can be purchased from machines in the parking lots. Daily parking permits cost $3. Permit machines take credit cards and cash; no change is provided. For more information, see permits.
The maximum speed limit is 25 miles per hour on perimeter roads and 10 miles per hour within parking lots. No person shall operate a bicycle, moped or skateboard upon any pedestrian walkway, ramp or patio located within the college campus.
During public events on campus, the college may take photographs or video recordings that may appear in informational or promotional materials, including the college website, social media, printed collateral and advertising. If you prefer not to have your image recorded or used, please notify the photographer or videographer.
De Anza follows state and local requirements for priority enrollment. These are intended to help new students get started by following important steps for success and to reward continuing students who are making steady progress toward their goals.
To qualify for priority enrollment, students must follow these steps
Prerequisites, corequisites and advisories are 3. intended to guide students into courses in which they will have the greatest chance for academic success.
■ Prerequisite means a condition
that a student is required to
meet in order to demonstrate
current readiness for a course or educational program. 4.
■ Corequisite means a course that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in a course or educational program.
■ Advisory or recommended
preparation means a condition 5. that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a
course or educational program.
Clearing or Challenging Prerequisites
You may not have to take a prerequisite or corequisite class if you can satisfy certain criteria for "clearing" a prerequisite. Visit prerequisites to learn more.
As a separate process, students may be able to challenge a prerequisite or and corequisite if they can demonstrate that
■ They have the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course without the prerequisite or corequisite.
■ The prerequisite or corequisite has been established in an arbitrary manner.
■ The prerequisite is discriminatory or is applied in a discriminatory manner.
■ The prerequisite course is not reasonably available.
Students who wish to challenge a prerequisite or corequisite should contact the Evaluations Unit at evaluations@deanza. edu for instructions on how to proceed.
Declare a major on their application – not "Undecided."
Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
Complete the assessment process. Most students can be assessed on the basis of their U.S. high school transcripts and GPA. De Anza also has a Guided Self-Placement tool for students who did not attend a U.S. high school in recent years. Learn more at deanza. edu/assessment.
Complete orientation. Orientation provides important information students need to succeed in college. The requirement may be fulfilled either through an orientation workshop or the online orientation. See link.deanza. edu/orientation for details.
Create an educational plan through Degree Works. New students develop an abbreviated educational plan for their first one or two quarters. Continuing students should have a comprehensive educational plan for three or more quarters. Learn more at A student’s major and educational goal may be changed through MyPortal.
In order 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.
Priority Enrollment Order
In accordance with state and local regulations, students will be assigned registration dates in the following order. 1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS,
EOPS, CalWorks and Tribal TANF students who have completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan.
2. Student athletes who have
■ Selected an educational goal of
transfer, degree or certificate

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