Contact a Counselor or Adviser 

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

You can speak with a counselor or academic adviser by making an appointment or dropping in during our remote and in-person office hours. You can also use our Online Adviser or send us an email.

Look for 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
  • Appointments

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

    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.


    silhouettes of two people talking on computerContinuing or Returning Students – 

    Make an appointment to meet on Zoom or In-Person

    If you've completed two or more quarters, and you're not in a program with its own counselors, the General Counseling and Advising 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.


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

  • Drop-Ins

    Drop-In on Zoom

    silhouettes of two people talking on computerDrop-in proves a place for students to ask quick counseling questions. The meetings are only 10 - 15 minutes and it's first come first serve. It is hosted by our Academic Counselors and Advisers.

    Some topics may need an appointment such as:

    • Academic Renewal Petitions
    • Financial Aid Extensions 
    • Academic and Progress Probation

    Winter Quarter (Zoom) Drop-in Hours:

      • Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      • Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    NOTE: Please keep in mind that our drop-ins do get busy since it's first come first served. Please be patient, academic counselor will be with you once it's your turn on the waiting list. 

    How to Sign-Up?

    • 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 listed drop-in hours. 
    • 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. 


  • Online Adviser

    Use the Online Adviser for Quick Questions

    silhouette of one person with word balloonOur Academic Advisers will review your question and respond through the online system. Questions should be brief and relate to general academic issues only. ​

    For questions regarding other topics, use the following links: 


  • Email and Phone

    Questions? Email us!Send Us an Email

    For general questions, you can contact us by sending an email to

    You can also give us a call at 408-864-5400

    You'll find more information about our counselors and staff on the General Counseling directory webpage.  

Making the Most of Your Meeting

  • Before you meet with a counselor or academic adviser, prepare a list of questions that you want to ask.
  • Bring any relevant documents such as your unofficial transcripts from other colleges, your placement test scores, 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.


Winter Quarter

In-Person Hours:



  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Remote Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Office Location

Registration and Student Services (RSS) Building
Second Floor, Room 201
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Winter Office Closures

  • Monday, 1/16/2023: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, 2/17/2023: Lincoln's Day
  • Monday, 2/20/2023: Washington's Day
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