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The Student Success and Retention Services (SSRS) program, part of the Equity and Engagement Division, is an academic enrichment and support center. Several programs support first-generation college students and students with historically low retention, matriculation and transfer rates. The center provides a community of peers, instructors and staff who foster a nurturing environment and encourage the retention and success necessary to enable achievement of a student’s educational objectives. The SSRS Center serves as an umbrella for First Year Experience, IMPACT AAPI, Puente Project, Summer Bridge Academy and Umoja Community.
Program participants receive educational planning and academic advising, a student study and computer center, peer mentoring and free tutoring, campus tours to four-year universities, scholarship and financial aid information, as well as various academic enrichment workshops.
Location: LCW 102 Telephone: 408.864.8470 Website:
The Transfer Center, located in the Registration & Student Services Building, assists students whose goal is transferring to a four-year university. The Transfer Center offers the following resources and support services to assist students in researching options, making sound choices and planning a smooth transition between institutions:
■ Information about articulation agreements, guaranteed admission programs and impacted majors
■ Printed materials from Universities of California, California State Universities and many colleges and universities
■ Easy access to computers for transfer research
■ ASSIST articulation agreements (online)
■ Visits from University of California, California State University,
and selected private university representatives to provide transfer advising
■ Workshops on guaranteed admission, general education requirements and application procedures
■ Other counseling services available through the Counseling and Advising Center
The Transfer Center sponsors special programs throughout the year. All scheduled activities are posted in the Transfer and Counseling centers and online.
Location: RSS, Second Floor Telephone: 408.864.8841
The De Anza College Veteran Services Office assists veterans, service members, spouses and other family members with the process of applying for and receiving VA Educational Benefits. De Anza certifies Chapter 33 (Post- 9/11 GI Bill); Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill); Chapter 1606 (Reserve GI Bill); Chapter 32 (VEAP); Chapter 35 (Dependent’s Education Assistance); Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) and tuition assistance programs.
Under federal regulations, students receiving VA benefits must maintain both satisfactory attendance and grade point average. Students will be notified that they are making unsatisfactory progress if their GPA falls below 2.0 for one quarter and they have been placed on probation. Students will have their VA benefits suspended if their GPA remains below 2.0 for a second consecutive quarter, or if their records show more than two quarters in which they are on probation with a cumulative GPA below 2.0.
Location: SEM 3
Telephone: 408.864.8723 Website:

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