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The Retention Program provides students on academic and progress probation with resources to assist their return to good academic standing.

Need Help Paying for College?

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The Strength Through Adversity Scholarship was created for students on academic probation and recognizes their efforts to succeed. The deadline to apply is June 3. 

Apply for Scholarship

Need Help Paying for Books?

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The Retention Program has FREE book vouchers available for students on academic or progress probation. Use these vouchers for books and materials at the De Anza Bookstore.

Apply for Book Voucher

What Does "On Probation" Mean?

There are two types of probation at De Anza: Academic and Progress. You can be placed on probation if you don't meet minimum standards for academic performance or progress in completing your classes. Each has important consequences

Three Ways to Reach Us

If you're on academic or progress probation, we strongly encourage you to contact the Retention Program, which is part of De Anza's General Counseling Division. We can advise you about your status and steps you should take.  

  • Questions (eAdvising)

    Use the eAdvising System for a Quick Question

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    You can use eAdvising to send us a question. Here's how:

    1. First, click the yellow bar that says "Log In to eAdvising" 
    2. Once you are in, click Ask a Question 
    3. From the drop-down menu select Academic or Progress Probation Questions and Holds
    4. Type in your question and any details that will help us understand your situation, and then click Submit

    Log In to e-Advising

  • Drop-Ins

    Drop-In for 10-15 Minutes on Zoom

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    Have a quick online chat with a member of the Retention Program Team – no appointment needed – during the hours listed below. 

    Click the yellow bar that says "Drop In Via Zoom" to log in for a 10-15 minute virtual session. You can have a brief chat about academic or progress probation. 

    Spring Quarter (virtual) Drop-in Hours:

    • Mondays:  10 a.m. to noon (with a staff member)
    • Tuesday:  10 a.m. to noon  (with a staff member)
    • Wednesday: noon to 2 p.m. (with a staff member)
    • Thursdays: noon to 2 p.m. (with a staff member)
    • Fridays: 10 a.m. to noon  (with a counselor)

    Drop In via Zoom

  • Appointments

    Make an Appointment

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    If you are part of a program that has its own counselors, (such as International Student Programs, De Anza College Promise, EOPS or Veterans, or a Learning Community such as Puente, Umoja, IMPACT AAPI or Men of Color), please make an appointment with your program counselor by using the Our Counselors directory.

    If you are not part of a program, click the yellow bar that says "Make An Appointment"  to schedule an appointment with a Retention Counselor.


Updates and Announcements

Extended Deadlines for Pass/No Pass

The deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass have been extended, in consideration of the disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • There is currently no deadline to request Pass/No Pass for the spring quarter of 2022.
  • You can request Pass/No Pass retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year (including winter, spring, summer and fall of 2020 and winter, spring, summer and fall of 2021) and for classes taken in winter 2022. 
  • Before choosing Pass/No Pass, there are some important things you should consider: For example, some transfer universities may not accept Pass grades for certain requirements. It's a good idea to meet with a counselor to discuss this and other options before selecting Pass/No Pass.
  • To learn more about these important considerations and how to submit a request, visit our Pass/No Pass webpage.
(Updated May 16, 2022)

Special Grade Policy for COVID-19

In consideration of the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the college adopted a temporary local policy for the way De Anza will treat grades earned in the winter, spring, summer and fall of 2020:

  • A grade of F earned for any 2020 term will not be counted in calculating earned units or Grade Point Averages as they relate to a student's academic standing at De Anza.
  • Grades of D-plus, D and D-minus earned for any 2020 term will not be counted in calculating Grade Point Averages as they relate to a student's academic standing at De Anza.

However, because other universities – including campuses in the University of California and California State University systems – are continuing to count D and F grades under their own policies, De Anza College has resumed counting D and F grades for winter 2021 and subsequent quarters. If you believe this will create a significant hardship for you, or if you have any questions, please contact the Admissions and Records Office for assistance. (Updated April 21, 2022)

Upcoming Workshops

Level 2 Workshops

Click on the yellow button below to register for one of the following Level 2 Workshops:

  • Wednesday, April 20 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, April 26 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 9 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 19 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 9 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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More Workshops

Please check back to learn about upcoming workshops.

Early Alert information

FAQs and Answers 

Student Resources

See our Tips for Avoiding Probation for suggestions on how to improve your academic standing.

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