Meet With a Counselor

Don't wait until the last minute to speak with a counselor! Use our virtual Drop-in sessions or make an appointment today if you have questions about choosing classes or planning for your degree or transfer.

Find the Counselor for your Village

Each De Anza Village has a designated Success Team, including counselors who can help you with resources that are relevant to your major and goals:

Artistic Expression 

  • Mark Fu
  • K.D. Le
  • Shireen Woo

Health and Life Sciences

  • Patty Guitron

Physical Sciences and Technology

  • Herminio Hernando
  • Sheldon Fields
  • Natasha Joplin

Business and Finance

  • Mark Fu
  • K.D. Le
  • Shireen Woo

Language and Communication

  • Robert Alexander
  • Barbara Dahlke
  • Pauline Wethington 

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Robert Alexander
  • Barbara Dahlke
  • Pauline Wethington

You can speak with a counselor by scheduling an appointment or dropping in virtually during our remote and in-person office hours. 

  • Appointments

    Some programs and learning communities have designated counselors for their students. You can find a directory of all De Anza counselors on the Our Counselors webpage.

    silhouettes of two people talking on computerContinuing or Returning Students

    Make an appointment to meet in person or on Zoom

    Click the gold button below to schedule your appointment. If there are no times available, please check back, as new appointment times will become available every day.


    If you're on academic or progress probation, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Academic Awareness counselor.

  • Drop-Ins

    Drop-in sessions are a way to ask quick counseling questions. The meetings are only 10-15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are hosted by academic counselors.

    How to Join Zoom Drop In During the Hours Below

    • Click the gold button below and sign in with your 8-digit student ID and date of birth (MMDDYYYY).
    • Click the blue Drop-In button. If the "Drop-In" button is greyed out, it means counselors or advisers are with another student. Please check back later during the drop-in hours listed below. 
    • When it's your turn, a Zoom link will be available on the drop-in page and you will receive the Zoom link via email. 

    General Counseling Drop-in Schedule

    • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – In person and on Zoom
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – In person and on Zoom

    Drop-in schedule is subject to change based on counselors availability. 


    NOTE: Please keep in mind that drop-in hours can get busy. You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be patient. A counselor will be with you once it's your turn. We stop adding students to the queue 15-minutes before closing time.

  • Help Desk

    Use the Help Desk for a Quick Question

    You can use the Help Desk to send us a question. Here's how:

    1. First, click the yellow bar that says Log In to Counseling Help Desk.
    2. Once you have logged in, click Ask a Question. 
    3. From the drop-down menu select a question.
    4. Type in any details that will help us understand your situation, and then click Submit.


    You'll find more information about our office hours and location on the Office Hours webpage.

Making the Most of Your Meeting

  • Before you meet with a counselor, prepare a list of questions that you want to ask.
  • Bring any relevant documents such as your unofficial transcripts from other colleges, your educational plan and any other records that may be related to the issues you want to discuss.

  • Be on time! If you miss two appointments, you may lose your appointment privileges. 

If you can't make your appointment, PLEASE let us know: Use the online scheduling system to cancel or reschedule.

General Contact Information

For office hours and general contact information, please visit our Office Hours and Location webpage.

Office Hours and Location

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