Welcome to SSRS

Join one of our programs and you'll find a welcoming community of students, instructors, counselors and staff – along with peer mentors and tutors – who can support you in defining your educational goals and developing a plan to achieve them.

There are several programs under the SSRS umbrella, including First Year Experience (FYE), FLOW, IMPACT AAPI, LEAD (Latinx Empowerment at De Anza), Pride, Puente, Umoja, and Summer Bridge.

Information Sessions:

Learn how to join our SSRS learning communities at our 30 minute information sessions, every Monday in May and June, 3:30-4:00pm (except Memorial Day). Sessions held via Zoom.

May 6th, May 13th, May 20th

June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th and June 24th

Register here: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOCrpjIrHd1ILKOp6joQBUbZcoIEEoyo


Our Mission

The mission of Student Success and Retention Services (SSRS) is to address historical and institutional inequities resulting in achievement gaps for underserved students by fostering a community of learners and leaders through innovative services and pedagogies that increase retention, persistence, graduation, and transfer rates.

SSRS provides academic enrichment and support services for

  • first-generation college students
  • students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in retention and transfer rates

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible for the Student Success & Retention Services (SSRS) programs if you meet the following requirements

  • You're a high school graduate or at least 18 years old
  • You're a first-generation college student, meaning your parents did not earn a college degree

Our individual programs may have additional selection criteria. Please view the program links on the margins of this page.

What are the Benefits?

  • Personal counseling
  • Academic mentoring and coaching
  • Opportunities to join study groups
  • Leadership development
  • Student computer center
  • Campus tours of four-year schools
  • Academic enrichment workshops
  • Scholarship and financial aid information


How To Apply:

All SSRS programs begin in the summer with program specific orientations and our Summer Bridge experience.

We will begin accepting applications to our programs in May.

If you are interested in joining any of our SSRS programs, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to De Anza College
  2. Make sure the Assessment Office has your high school transcript, in order to determine your English placement.
  3. Complete the SSRS online interest form.
  4. Attend orientation for the college or a specific program in July.
  5. Attend Summer Bridge in late August.

Support for SSRS Programs

You may contribute to the SSRS fund online, through the
Foothill-De Anza Foundation. These funds allow our students access to educational field trips, college/university visits, conferences, workshops, and other activities that contribute to their college success.  

Thank you for your continued support!


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Student Success and Retention Services 

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Cupertino, CA 95014

Office:  LCW 102

Phone: 408.864.8470

Email: DASSRS@fhda.edu

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SSRS counselors serve students who are enrolled in these programs:

Click the yellow button to learn how you can meet with a counselor.

Our Counselors

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