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Cover of the De Anza College 2016-2017 Catalog

Welcome and Pathway

"We are delighted that you have chosen to join us at De Anza College. I know that you will find yourself at home here on our spectacular campus. De Anza is an exciting college, with wonderful faculty and staff committed to your success.

We have terrific academic programs, athletic teams and clubs. We care deeply about your future. We want you to become and engaged member of this community, as well as superbly educated in your chosen academic field." — President Brian Murphy


See our mission statement.

Open the catalog flipbook to see page 51 for the Certificate and A.A./A.S. Degree Programs Section Guide.

Pathway to Success . . .

  1. Declare a major on your application – not "Undecided."
  2. Select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate.
  3. Take placement tests.
  4. Complete orientation.
  5. Create an educational plan in DegreeWorks. (You'll learn how at orientation.)
  6. Enroll in – and maintain – full-time status (12+ units, excluding summer).
These steps are best practices recommended through the Student Success Act of 2012 and local regulations. Following them will help you get priority enrollment.

A print version of the current catalog will be available for purchase in the Bookstore starting early September.


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Last Updated: 3/23/17