Steps to Register for Classes
Steps to Register
Before You Start
NEW STUDENTS: To register for classes in MyPortal, you must first apply for admission. Remember to declare a major (not "undecided") and select a goal of transfer, degree or certificate if you want to qualify for priority enrollment. Then come back to this page and follow the steps below to register for classes.
FORMER STUDENTS: You must reapply for admission if you missed a term, except if you skipped summer session.
Accessing Student Registration
- LOG IN to MyPortal.
- SELECT Apps from menu.
- Under Students, SELECT Student Registration.
- Under Registration Tools, SELECT a registration task. Read more about each task below.
Using the Registration Tools
Get Your Date to Register
- View your date and time to register, available a couple weeks before registration begins and based on your completion of priority enrollment steps, student status and number of units completed.
- Register for (add) classes in MyPortal as soon as you can for the best chances of getting into the classes that you need.
View Searchable Schedule of Classes
- View the online schedule.
- You can check the academic calendar for it's release date, as well as any other dates that may matter to you for the upcoming term.
- For classes you want to take, note the 5-digit CRN# and any prerequisite requirements or special start and end dates if it's not a 12-week class.
- If you've completed prerequisite coursework at another college, submit a prerequisite clearance request at least two weeks before your date to register.
- Note: Some designated learning community courses may require faculty approval for enrollment and/or co-enrollment in another class.
Log in to MyPortal to Register (Add) Classes
- LOG IN to MyPortal.
- If a class you want is closed, see open courses in the schedule of classes for best chances of getting into another section for the course that you need.
- If no other time will fit into your schedule of classes, add your name to a class waitlist.
- Remember: You can also try to add a class after school begins by attending the first class session.
- Don't forget to pay your fees upon registration so that you are not dropped for nonpayment.
Get on the Waitlist
- Review waitlist policies before placing your name on a waitlist.
- Remember: If space becomes available, you will be automatically enrolled in the class and notified by email. If you no longer want this class, it is your responsibility to drop it.
- Update your personal information in MyPortal and check your email often.
Pass/No Pass Grading
The deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass or an Excused Withdrawal
have been extended, as of February 2021, in consideration of the disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All withdrawals will be treated as excused, provided you follow required steps. This means
- You can request Pass/No Pass for classes taken in the current quarter or retroactively for classes taken in winter, spring, summer or fall of 2020.
- You can request an Excused Withdrawal for the current quarteror retroactively for fall 2020.
This may be helpful if you feel your academic performance has suffered because of disruptions related to COVID-19 and health officials’ orders to stay home. However, there can be drawbacks to choosing Pass/No Pass. Some transfer universities may not accept Pass grades for credit or major requirements, and you will not be allowed to repeat a class at Foothill after receiving a Pass grade.
If you have questions regarding this policy you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can consult your Academic Counselor.
- Before the first day of the quarter, you may request the P/NP grade option in MyPortal.
- After the class begins, you must use the P/NP printed form and turn in to the Admissions Office.
- Some transfer institutions will not accept pass/no pass grades, and we cannot change a P/NP to a letter grade per state regulations.
- See complete details for Pass/No Pass grade policies and restrictions
- You are responsible for dropping courses that you choose to no longer attend.
- Be aware of academic calendar deadlines for drops for refunds and drops with a W.
- Drops with Ws are included in the number of times you can repeat a course.
Course Repetition, Repeatability and Families
- Effective summer 2012, regulations do not allow students to enroll in the same course more than three times.
- If you receive two W's, two substandard grades, or a combination thereof, the system will block you from enrolling again without an override. You will need to request an override from Admissions and Records to register in the course again. This will be the last time you may enroll in this class at Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
- Please see your options if you have not successfully completed the course after two attempts.
DegreeWorks, ePrintit, AcademicWorks, ClockWork and More
You'll find details for these tools in Applications (Apps) Section inside MyPortal
under the Students listing. You can use the keyword search function or find the appropriate
- Use DegreeWorks inside plan and monitor progress toward your degree goals. You'll find details on
the Students Tab.
Use ClockWork to register for services with the DRC to request accommodated testing if needed.
- Use Academic Works to search and apply for scholarships.
- Use ePrintit for your printing needs while on campus. Learn more in MyPortal.
Order Your Parking Permit (Note: Parking is free for Fall 2021 & Winter 2022. No permit required!)
- Be on time for the first class meeting. Otherwise, you may be dropped from the class if there is a waitlist. If you no longer want to be enrolled in a class, it is your responsibility to officially drop classes.
- Need help in your classes? Remember free academic tutorial support is available through our our friendly tutoring centers. Your success at reaching your goals is important to all faculty and staff at Foothill!
Admissions and Records
Student Services Building 8100, Room 8101
Summer 2022 Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Please contact us by Phone, Email, Chat or Help Form during business hours. NOTE: Phone service available 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 9 a.m.–Noon Friday.
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Academic Dates & Deadlines