Academic Awareness

and De Anza CONNECT

Who We Are

The Academic Awareness Program and De Anza CONNECT Program (formerly Retention Program) in the General Counseling Division works with the De Anza College community to proactively support students who are facing challenges and to provide students with resources to assist them in achieving their educational goals. 

All student statuses are welcome here.

Our Mission

The Academic Awareness Program and De Anza CONNECT Program (formerly Retention Program) are student-centered, collegewide student success programs. Our purpose is to gauge student needs, provide high touch, high frequency, and high quality services, and strengthen familial relationships with students, resulting in increased student engagement, retention, persistence and timely completion. 



Office Location

  • RSS Building, Second Floor


Telephone Assistance

  • 408.864.8388 – we're available by phone on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Outside those hours, please leave a voicemail with your CWID, full name, phone number and a good time to reach you 

In-Person Assistance With Staff (not a counselor)

Please check in at the General Counseling Center front desk (RSS Building, Second Floor)

  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Online Assistance With Staff (not a counselor)

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

Office Closures

  • Thursday, Nov. 2: The office will be closed from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Nov. 23-24: Thanksgiving holiday
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Winter holiday

More Ways to Reach Us


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 have logged in, click Ask a Question. 
  3. From the drop-down menu select a question.
  4. Type in any details that will help us understand your situation, and then click Submit.

Log In to e-Advising

Zoom Drop-Ins

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 during these hours

  • Mondays:  11 a.m. to noon 
  • Tuesdays: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10-11 a.m.

Please submit your question through eAdvising when drop-in is not available. Thank you.

Drop In via Zoom


Click the button below to schedule an appointment with an Academic Awareness counselor. If you are part of a program or Learning Community that has its own counselors,  please make an appointment with your program counselor. (You can find your program counselor listed in the Our Counselors directory.)

Schedule Appointment

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