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Steps to Register for Classes

Steps to Register

Registration Dates & Deadlines

Fall Quarter 12-Week Classes

Before You Start

Priority Registration

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. 

If you want to request an add code for an online class AFTER the quarter starts, you must be a continuing student or apply for admission to Foothill first.

Accessing Student Registration

  1. LOG IN to MyPortal.
  2. SELECT Apps from menu.
  3. Under Students, SELECT Student Registration.
    Student app icons
  4. Under Registration Tools, SELECT a registration task. Read more about each task below.

    Registration Tools List - Get Date to Register, Searchabe Schedule of Classes, Add or Drop Classes, View Your Class Schedule, Change Grade Options (Pass/No Pass), View Holds, Make a Payment, Order Foothill Parking Permit

 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

Log in to MyPortal to Register (Add) Classes

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 or you can consult your Academic Counselor.

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.

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 app icon.

Order Your Parking Permit

Almost 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.

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!

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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Academic Dates & Deadlines


Campus closed for Veterans Day observance.


Thanksgiving recess through Nov. 28.


Winter recess through Dec. 31