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Steps to Register for Classes

After you apply for admission to Foothill and complete priority enrollment steps, it's time to get ready to register for the next term of classes.

Follow these steps each quarter to get the classes you need.

  1. LOG IN to MyPortal
  2. SELECT Apps link from Menu
  3. Under Students, USE Registratioin Tools as listed to select and register for classes.

Registration Tools List



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

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 nonpayment.

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 in Applications (Apps) Section inside MyPortal under the Students listing. You can use the keyword search function or find the appropriate app icon.

10. Order Your Parking Permit

  • Last but not least! Order your parking permit (if you drive to campus) and get your SmartPass 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.



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A & R Help Form

Student Services Building 8100, Room 8101


A & R Office Hours

Regular Hours
Mon. & Tues. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

CLOSED Dec. 24-Jan. 1

Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sunnyvale Winter Recess Hours
Open Dec. 17-19 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Dec. 20-Jan. 1

Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Friday-Monday, Feb. 15-18 President's Day Recess

Academic Dates & Deadlines


Winter recess through Jan. 4. See service hours.


Campus closed through Jan. 1 for winter holidays.


Winter classes begin. View open courses.


Campus closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.