How to Get Priority Enrollment

happy grad looking rightAt De Anza, the priority enrollment system is based on state requirements and is designed to

•  Help new students get started by following important steps for success

•  Reward continuing students who are making steady progress toward their goals.

To find your registration date for the current quarter, visit the Academic Calendar page and look for your enrollment category. You can also check your status on MyPortal.

Requirements 

You must complete the following steps if you want to receive priority enrollment in future quarters.

  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. Create an educational plan.

Tip

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."

Priority Enrollment Order

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.)

Group 1
Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students who have
  • completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan
Group 2
Student athletes who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
    (If first admit quarter is summer 2014 or later, student will be considered a first-time college student and must have completed assessment, passed orientation and completed an educational plan.)
Group 3
Continuing students who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
  • Completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan
Group 4
New college students who have
  • Completed assessment, orientation and an educational plan
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
Group 5
New college students who have 
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major and have not been on probation for two consecutive terms
  • But have NOT completed assessment, orientation or an educational plan
Group 6
Returning students and new transfer students who have
  • Selected an educational goal of transfer, degree or certificate
  • Declared a major
Group 7
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
Group 8
Concurrently enrolled high school students

Some additional rules

  • You will not qualify for priority enrollment if you have already graduated from De Anza College or completed more than 150 quarter units in degree-applicable courses. This does not include courses in which you received "W" and "I" grades. This also does not count pre-collegiate English, ESL and Math classes.
  • Students who have lost priority enrollment status and have been moved to open registration may appeal for reinstatement based on verifiable evidence of factors outside their control. This is a one-time reinstatement of priority registration. To file an appeal, use the Loss of Enrollment Priority Appeal form.
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