Registering for Classes
MyPortal Login

To register for classes, you must use MyPortal, located at

For a fast overview of the registration process, download the Student Registration Guide here.

To access the portal, you need to know your Campuswide ID/SID (CWID/SID). You'll use a temporary password to log in the first time.

Once you have Applied for Admission to Foothill College, your next step is to take any required placement tests. Foothill College strongly advises placement testing to ensure your success. You may be required to take a placement test in one or more of the following areas; Math, Chemistry, English or ESLL.

Your next step is to see a counselor. The mission of the Counseling Division is to help you make appropriate and successful educational decisions, set achievable and realistic goals, adjust to changing roles in a global society and resolve academic, transfer and career concerns that can interfere with the ability to succeed in their college experience.

After that, you're ready to Register and Pay for your classes.

When can I Register?

View the Registration and Key Dates page to see the information about the quarter that you are interested in registering to attend.

What's My Campuswide ID/Student ID?

Your Campuswide ID (CWID) is an 8-digit identification number that is created when you submit an application. The number will be your Foothill and or De Anza college identification number and will remain the same throughout your educational career. You need your CWID to login to MyPortal and to conduct most of your college business including registration, fee payment, transcript requests, and many other services that require identification.

  • If you are a new student, your CWID/SID will be generated and e-mailed to you after you submit your application.

  • If you are a continuing or former student at Foothill College or De Anza College, a CWID has been automatically assigned to you. If you don't know it, you can look it up by following the steps below.

How to Get Your CWID/SID

  1. Go to MyPortal at
  2. What is my campuswide ID?
  3. Follow the directions on screen to retrieve your ID and reset your password.
  4. Write down your CWID/SID and store it in a safe place. Because your records can be accessed with your CWID, you should protect it as you would any other important personal information. Do not share your CWID with anyone.

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