Registration & Student Services Building

Registration Information

New Student Orientation

If you're a new student at De Anza, you must complete orientation in order to learn important information to help you succeed. During orientation, you will complete an abbreviated ed plan for your first one or two quarters.

  • Orientation is also a state-required step for priority enrollment.
  • As soon as you complete orientation and the other necessary steps, you will qualify for priority enrollment for the following quarter.
  • All steps must have been completed by a designated date to receive priority enrollment for future quarters.
  • You must apply for admission in advance in order to obtain your student ID to sign up for orientation.

Completing Orientation


You will need a Campus-Wide ID in order to participate in the Online Orientation. Online Orientation is self-paced and can be completed in one sitting or multiple sittings. There is no charge for enrolling in this course. 

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your MyPortal credentials. 
  3. Click the "Enroll in Course" button to enroll yourself in Online Orientation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete orientation.

If you are having issues accessing the online orientation, please contact the Office of Outreach at 408-864-8327 or


  • orientation buttonChoose a date and time. 
  • You need to have applied for admission and received your student ID number in order to sign up.
  • It's best to take placement tests before orientation. 
  • You'll learn how to choose your classes and create your abbreviated educational plan — another step in qualifying for priority enrollment 



Complete orientation right away!

Remember, the sooner you complete orientation and all steps, the sooner you will qualify for priority enrollment.

If you wait to complete orientation, you will not qualify for priority enrollment for future quarters.

Group of De Anza Students

Building: Registration & Student Services
Contact: Admissions and Records Office
Phone: 408.864.5300

Last Updated: 7/17/17