Fall 2021

Welcome to Fall Quarter!

Most fall classes will be online, while some will be held on campus. Please remember: If you are planning to be on campus this fall – for a class, a meeting or for any other reason – you must submit proof of your final vaccination against COVID-19 by Oct. 1, wear face masks indoors and use the Optimum check-in system.

Student services are also available online – and in some cases, in person. Check our Fall Services Directory for contact information and hours.

On this webpage, you'll find information about

Here are some useful tips to remember

Adding Classes

You can find open classes in MyPortal by using the Open Classes Finder in the Student Registration app. The deadline to add a class is Oct. 2.

Here's how to find an open class

  1. Log in to myportal.fhda.edu
  2. Open the Apps page and click on "Student Registration"
  3. Use the "Open Class Finder" to select your search criteria

To add classes before Sept. 20

To add classes after the quarter has begun

  1. Email the instructor to get an Add Code if space is available
  2. Log in to myportal.fhda.edu – on the first day that the class is scheduled to meet*
  3. Open the Apps page and click on "Student Registration," then look under "Registration Tools" and select "Add or Drop Classes"
  4. Select the current term and campus, then click "Submit"
  5. Enter the 5-digit CRN for the class. (Don't use the Add Code yet.)
  6. Click on "Submit Changes" and a screen to enter the Add Code will pop up
  7. Follow the prompts from there

*Note: You won't be able to add the class until the first day it is scheduled to meet


  • Check the footnotes in the course listings to see whether your class has any scheduled meetings
  • Payment in full is due immediately at the time you add a class

For detailed instructions, visit the Add and Drop webpage. 

Remember: If you decide to drop a class, you must complete the steps to drop on MyPortal, to avoid owing fees or receiving an undesirable grade.

Payment Reminder

Payment is due in full at the time of registration and when adding subsequent classes. If you have a balance due you can pay online with a credit card or sign up for an interest-free installment plan.

Registration holds will be placed on delinquent accounts.

Buying Books Online From the Bookstore

You'll find answers to many of your questions about online ordering in these helpful guides and FAQs.

  • When you order online, you can use the dropdown menu for payment methods to select "Financial Aid" if you have an award – such as De Anza College Promise or EOPS – that provides funds for books and materials.
  • Our Bookstore staff is shipping orders as quickly as possible, while we take every precaution to help protect their health.

More Resources

Resources for you: Girls making heart symbol with fingersYou'll find more information and useful links on the Student Information and Student Services webpages. Learn how to contact campus offices and programs by visiting the Fall Guide to Services.

If you're struggling to meet basic needs such as food, housing or transportation, visit the Student Resources webpage.

Want to get a student email account or the De Anza mobile app? Visit our Tech Tools webpage.

Save money on books and materials by looking for the green "Zero-Cost" and "Low-Cost" symbols when you search the course listings. Learn more at deanza.edu/save-on-books

Online Assistance

We’ve made it easy to find answers and assistance!

  • Click the "Ask Us" button on the college website to reach Chat Cat – for quick answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Check the Video Help Series at deanza.edu/vhs-guide for quick video tutorials on applying for financial aid, completing assessment or other tasks.
  • Visit the Student Resource Hub for Online Learning for tips on using Canvas, Zoom and other tools.
  • New students can click the MyPath tile in the Student Apps section of MyPortal for instructions and tips on a variety of topics.

How to Get – and Keep – Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment helps you get your best registration date each quarter. See the complete list of steps to get priority enrollment.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Add and drop deadlines, school holidays and other important dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.

Keeping Track of Your Progress

Degree Works is designed to help you understand and meet the requirements for your major, degree or certificate, and create an educational plan. The program also helps track your courses, progress, grades, credits and GPA, and identify what you still need to take. Check out Degree Works in MyPortal.

Financial Aid: Help Paying for College

The Financial Aid Office can help you secure loans, grants, fee waivers or scholarships for school. Find out if you're eligible and check out the online applications.

Get Your Degree - or Transfer - FREE!

Remember to apply for the De Anza College Promise: Eligible students get free tuition and fees for two years, plus $1,000 that you can use for books, materials or even a computer!

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