Meet With a Counselor


Don't wait until the last minute to speak with a counselor! Use our virtual Drop-in sessions or make an appointment today if you have questions about choosing classes or planning for your degree or transfer.


Find the Counselor for your Village

Each De Anza Village has a designated Success Team, including counselors who can help you with resources that are relevant to your major and goals:

Artistic Expression 

  • Mark Fu
  • K.D. Le
  • Shireen Woo

Health and Life Sciences

  • Patty Guitron

Physical Sciences and Technology

  • Herminio Hernando
  • Sheldon Fields
  • Natasha Joplin

Business and Finance

  • Mark Fu
  • K.D. Le
  • Shireen Woo

Language and Communication

  • Robert Alexander
  • Barbara Dahlke
  • Pauline Wethington 

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Robert Alexander
  • Barbara Dahlke
  • Pauline Wethington

You can speak with a counselor by scheduling an appointment or dropping in virtually during our remote and in-person office hours. 

  • Appointments

    Some programs and learning communities have designated counselors for their students. You can find a directory of all De Anza counselors on the Our Counselors webpage.

    Future and New Students

    If you're in your first or second quarter at De Anza, or if you're in the De Anza Promise program, you should contact the Office of Outreach for counseling and other assistance.

    CONTACT OUTREACH


    silhouettes of two people talking on computerContinuing or Returning Students

    Make an appointment to meet in person or on Zoom

    If you've completed two or more quarters, and you're not in a program with its own counselors, the General Counseling Center is the place to come for assistance with planning and achieving your academic, career, transfer and personal goals. 

    Click the gold button below to schedule your appointment. If there are no times available, please check back, as new appointment times will become available every day.

    MAKE an APPOINTMENT

    If you're on academic or progress probation, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Academic Awareness counselor.

  • Drop-Ins

    Future and New Students

    Please contact the Office of Outreach for in person and online via Zoom

    CONTACT OUTREACH


    Continuing or Returning Students (Zoom Drop-in Only)

    Drop-in sessions are a way to ask quick counseling questions. The meetings are only 10-15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are hosted by academic counselors.

    How to "Drop In" During the Hours Below

    • Click the gold button below and sign in with your 8-digit student ID and date of birth (MMDDYYYY).
    • Click the blue Drop-In button. If the "Drop-In" button is greyed out, it means counselors or advisers are with another student. Please check back later during the drop-in hours listed below. 
    • When it's your turn, a Zoom link will be available on the drop-in page and you will receive the Zoom link via email. 
     

    Virtual (Zoom) Drop-in Schedule
    Note: Drop-in schedule is subect to change at any time

    • Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     
     
     

    NOTE: Please keep in mind that drop-in hours can get busy. You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be patient. A counselor will be with you once it's your turn. We stop adding students to the queue 15-minutes before closing time.

  • Need Help?

    Use the Virtual Help Desk for Quick Questions

    silhouette of one person with word balloonA staff member from our counseling team (not a counselor) will review your question and respond through the online system. Questions should be brief and relate to general academic issues only. ​

    VIRTUAL HELP DESK WITH STAFF

    You'll find more information about our office hours and location on the Office Hours webpage.

Making the Most of Your Meeting

  • Before you meet with a counselor, prepare a list of questions that you want to ask.
  • Bring any relevant documents such as your unofficial transcripts from other colleges, your educational plan and any other records that may be related to the issues you want to discuss.

  • Be on time! If you miss two appointments, you may lose your appointment privileges. 

If you can't make your appointment, PLEASE let us know: Use the online scheduling system to cancel or reschedule.

General Contact Information

For office hours and general contact information, please visit our Office Hours and Location webpage.

Office Hours and Location

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