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<--- Please use the form to the left to login to the Catalyst system. If you need help, please consult the links below.
Catalyst is De Anza's Online course management system. It hosts traditional on-campus courses that are enhanced with online features, as well as hybrid and fully online courses. NOT all distance learning courses are hosted on Catalyst. Please check the Distance Learning Center website for distance learning course information including syllabus and orientation.

NOTE: Students will be unable to login to SPRING courses until noon the first day of class!

Quick Login Instructions:

Username: Your De Anza College Student ID

Password (NEW STUDENTS): Your Birthday in this format: MMDDYYYY
(4 digit year; NOT the same as your Portal password!)
(Two digit month, followed by two digit day, followed by FOUR digit year; no slashes or spaces.)

Password (RETURNING STUDENTS): Use your password from last quarter.
  (Note: ALL previous quarter accounts are cleared out for Fall quarter.)

If you cannot remember your username and/or password, please request your account details via email.

If you continue to have trouble after requesting your details via email, please Contact Technical Support.

Top Four Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

  Question   What is my Username and Password?
  Question   I just added a class that uses Catalyst; when can I login?
  Question   Classes haven't started yet; when can I login?
  Question   How can I request technical support?

First Time User Guides

    • Module 1: How to Login
    • Module 2: Password & Profile
    • Module 3: Navigating in Catalyst


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NOTE: By logging into Catalyst, you agree to comply with De Anza's policies regarding cheating, plagiarism and honoring the student code of conduct.