Steps to Register for Classes
Follow these steps each quarter to get the classes you need! You can log in to MyPortal and use the Registration Tools links as a guide.
1. 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 classes in MyPortal as soon as you can for the best chances of getting into the classes that you need.
2. 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.
3. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Advisories
- 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.
4. Log in to MyPortal to Register (Add) Classes
- 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 non-payment
5. 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.
6. Pass/No Pass Grading
- 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.
7. Dropping Classes
- 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.
8. 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.
9. DegreeWorks, ePrintit, AcademicWorks, ClockWork and More
You'll find details for these tools on the Student Tab inside MyPortal.
- 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 AcademicWorks to search and apply for scholarships.
- Use ePrintit for your printing needs while on campus. Learn more in MyPortal.
10. Order Your Parking Permit
- Last but not least! Order your parking permit (if you drive to campus) and get your Eco Pass that you've likely already paid for. It's a quarterly pass to ride VTA transit and part of your student fees if you live in Santa Clara County.
11. Attend Classes
- 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!
12. Final Grades
- Normally final grades will be available to view in MyPortal by the second Sunday after finals week if instructors have submitted grades on time.
- See Viewing Grades for complete information about grades and transcripts.