Delta online courses are asynchronous. There are no required in-person or live Zoom meetings. The only exception to holding live meetings is for courses with hands-on labs or performance arts practice sessions.

Your instructors may choose to hold Zoom lectures, but have been asked to make them optional and record them for your later viewing.

You will read or view lectures, take tests/quizzes, participate in discussions, etc. in your Canvas classroom(s). Plan and schedule time to ‘go’ to class regularly,  complete assignments, and participate.  There are open and close dates to assignments and strict due deadlines. Do not miss them. These are college courses and your grades will affect your GPA and college transcripts.

You should also download the Canvas Mobile app to check into the class more frequently for updates on grades, due dates and messages. See FAQ #7.

Weekly office hours in Zoom may be scheduled to questions raise concerns. You may also reach out to your instructor via the InBox (mail) of Canvas.

Delta College has adopted a single sign-on service (Okta) which you will use to log into Canvas, your email, and Office 365 apps.

To access your online class, you need to log into Canvas. You may not be able to access your online course until the start date. Please check your course’s start date in the Schedule of Classes to verify when it begins.

To learn how to activate Okta and your new Student email, refer to the how-to video and information on how to activate your Okta account.

How to Log into Canvas

  1. Go to:
  2. Log-in using your OKTA username and password
  3. Enter your OKTA password.
  4. Once you log into OKTA, you will be able to access Canvas.

Canvas will appear there as a tile you can click on to enter Canvas, like this:

You may log into Canvas 10 days before the start of classes. Keep in mind that you may not see your course on the Dashboard until the first day of the class (as per Schedule).

Most instructors will not open class access until the first day of classes. Unless notified by your professors that they will open courses early (thus the importance of checking your Delta email), log into Canvas to start coursework on the first day of classes.

Read the syllabus carefully and find out how you can contact your instructor.

  • The majority of instructors ask that you contact them with questions via the Canvas in-box. See “How to I send a message in Canvas as a student?
  • Others may expect you to email them in their Delta email (see syllabus).
  • Your instructors may also have set up a forum under Discussions in the Canvas course for general course questions. This way, everyone can learn from answers to other classmates’ questions.

Students can access Canvas from any browser on your Android/iOS device. However, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop or laptop browser.

If you need to use Canvas on your mobile phone device, you should download and install the “Canvas Student Mobile App”.

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To install the Canvas Student mobile app, see the instructions linked below


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How do I download the Canvas Student app on my Android device?

IMPORTANT! After installing the app, you will be prompted to find your school – to find San Joaquin Delta College, click “Find my school” in the app and search for either San Joaquin Delta College – then simply log in with your Canvas username and password.

Read more about the Android app in the Canvas Student App – Android User Guide

iOS (Apple) USERS:

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How do I download the Canvas Student app on my iOS (Apple) device?

IMPORTANT! After installing the app, you will be prompted to find your school – to find San Joaquin Delta College, click “Find my school” in the app and search for either San Joaquin Delta College – then simply log in with your Canvas username and password.

Read more about the iOS app in the Canvas Student App – iOS User Guide

  • If you have questions about your grades or anything class related, you should be communicating with your professors. 
  • You can email your professors through CANVAS or contact them with the contact information they provided in the class syllabus.  

With your Delta College Email, you have access to all of Office 365, including the following applications: 

      • Outlook mail
      • OneDrive
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
      • OneNote
      • Microsoft Teams

Download Microsoft Office products onto your computer, phone, or tablet and take these tools with you wherever you go!

office 365 resources Learn how to access Office 365 on the web or your phone.

Review videos and user guides on the above applications.

Contact the Mustang Tech Squad for questions and help! 

Course requirements and expectations will be clearly outlined by each faculty member at the beginning of the class. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to meet the standards set for a college level course.

It is worth noting that the grades you earn while taking Dual Enrollment and College Early Start courses will be added to your official college transcript. It is a good idea to assess your ability to be successful in the course at the start of the term and drop early, if needed, as to not affect your college transcripts. 

You can drop a course in your MyDelta Student Portal. Learn More About Dropping a Class.

A student may also discuss dropping with the instructor who MAY provide assistance in dropping. 

Reminder: It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course – including knowing the dates for dropping without a “W” as well as to drop without a grade (but with a “W”).

First, you should discuss the situation with your instructor.

If you would like to request a change of grade, you will need to complete the Petition for Change to Academic Record Form and send it to:

San Joaquin Delta College Admissions and Records Office Attn: [i.e. Admission, Evaluations, Grade Change, etc.] 5151 Pacific Avenue, Box 102 Stockton, CA 95207

  • Please provide your name and bday to look up if you are in MyDelta. Perhaps you are set up but never received the email.
  • If you are not in the system, please provide a screenshot of the confirmation number that you received when you applied and contact Admissions.

How to Log into MyDelta

  1. Go to:
  2. Log-in using your OKTA username and password
  3. Enter your OKTA password.
  4. Once you log on, click on the MyDelta tile.

If at all possible, please assist your parent/guardian to get a gmail or yahoo email account. 

Alternatively, you may enter your email address, but include your parent’s / guardian’s full name. The confirmation email for the parent will come to your email, once you complete and submit the form. Call your parent/guardian over to sign the form and click on Finish. 

It will then go to your High School Official Designee for the final signature. 

In most likelihood, it’s not signed by everyone yet or it’s not processed. Once you complete your CES form, it goes to your parent for a signature, then to your counselor and your principal. Then, it’s routed back to Delta to process and remove your CES hold. You can contact to inquire about the status of your CES form and if it’s ‘stuck’ in the process. 

No, no assessment tests are required. If you will enroll in English 1A or Math 12, you must request that the Placement Center clear your level.

Please wait until your CES form is processed prior to submitting your request.

You will be notified via email once you are cleared.

If you are currently taking English 1A, you can go ahead and enroll in English 1B for next term. The system will allow you to enroll.

However, prior to the start of next term’s classes, Admissions runs a check against grades.  If you did not pass with a C or better, you will get dropped from English 1B.

The are no costs associated with courses under the dual enrollment program, so you will not need financial aid.

You may use financial aid for courses under the College Early Start program; nonetheless, financial aid has eligibility limits that might affect the student once he graduates from high school and wants to attend college as an adult. Students and parents should consider the pros and cons of using financial aid while the student is still in high school.

To enroll in the Delta College Dual Enrollment Program, you must:

    1.  Be age 13 and older.
    2.  Be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
    3.  Be attending a high school that is participating in the Dual Enrollment Program with Delta.
    4.  Complete a College Early Start form with high school counselor and obtain all required signatures from parent and school designee.

 Dual Enrollment courses are taken on high school campuses and are geared towards college transfer and career readiness. Course options are selected by your school. Through Dual Enrollment, you are a Delta college student on an accelerated path to a degree or certificate! 

Students from districts who are dual enrollment partners with Delta College are not required to be in any special academic programs to take the dual enrollment courses. All students in good standing with the high school may enroll.

  • Courses are free – you don’t have to pay for any fees, tuition, textbooks or classroom / lab materials.
  • You take classes on your high school campus, ideal for those that are not able to get to the Delta campus.
  • Dual enrollment courses are not open to the public. Only students within the same high school district may register.
  • Save money! Dual enrollment can shorten a college trajectory by at least 1 year and save $5,324.
  • You may register for up to 15 units per term. 

If you are taking dual enrollment courses, you will not incur any costs for textbooks or classroom materials, nor any tuition and fees.

High school pupils enrolled in courses offered through a CCAP (dual enrollment) agreement to high schools shall not be assessed or charged a fee prohibited by EC § 49011, including a fee charged to a pupil, or a pupil’s parent or guardian, as a condition for course registration or for textbooks, supplies, materials, and equipment needed to participate in the course. EC §§ 49010 et seq.; 76004(f) .

The above applies only to dual enrollment courses. If you are enrolled in Delta College courses open to all students (not just to your high school), you are responsible for the cost of textbooks. Effective fall 2020, you will not be charged any tuition or fees, however. 

Delta College waives tuition and fees for high school students at Delta College; however, you may be responsible for the cost of textbooks and classroom supplies, dependent on what classes you enroll in.

  • If you are taking regular Delta classes under College Early Start (CES), you are responsible for the cost of textbooks and classroom materials. Review the course syllabus for required textbooks and supplies.
  • If you are a Dual Enrollment Program (DEP) student (i.e. taking courses offered at/for a specific partner DEP high school), you do not need to purchase textbooks. The Regional Education office at Delta College will loan you textbooks for the semester. Check with your Dual Enrollment Coordinator about the process for receiving your textbook(s).

You have to be 18 to rent textbooks. However, your parent can rent the book for you. So, when ordering online the name has to be the parent but please make sure they put your Delta ID number on the rental request.

Delta certified instructors teach all dual enrollment courses. In most cases, the instructor will be an existing Delta faculty member who will travel to teach at the high school campus. In some cases, the instructor will be a high school teacher that has been hired and certified by Delta to teach Dual Enrollment courses.

You may take up to 15 units per semester, pending continued principal or designee approval. Your counselor may recommend that you take fewer units based on assessment of your maturity level and academic readiness.

If you enroll in dual enrollment and other Delta College courses as a College Early Start student, you can take up to 11 units combined per semester. 

Each school district will individually determine if these courses will count for high school credit.

Your Delta Student ID Card is your official college ID card and gives you free access to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) bus services. You may also get discounts at events when showing a student ID. It is also required for laptop and hotspot loans from Delta College.

How to Get Your Delta Student ID Card:

Weekday Help

 Submit a Help Ticket
Submit a ticket to the Delta student help desk for help with login issues and/or other issues related to your Canvas courses, email access or MyDelta.

Call  (209) 565-1050


Mon – Thurs: 8:30 am -5:30 pm
Fri.: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Canvas LiveChat, Email and More

Canvas Student Portal for Delta Students

To access support, click on Contact Support upon visiting the above link. Canvas staff is available to answer how-to questions or to report problems with Canvas. Please note that they cannot resolve login issues, as accounts are established locally at Delta College.

If you meet the prerequisite(s) for a course in which you want to enroll, you or your high school counselor must submit an official copy of your transcript to Admissions and Records via email, in-person, OR mail.

San Joaquin Delta College
Admissions, Records & Registration
5151 Pacific Avenue, Box 102
Stockton, CA 95207

Below are the prerequisite(s) for some Delta courses commonly taken by high school students. This list is not exhaustive. Always review a course’s description in the Catalog for any prereqs before attempting to enroll. Prerequisites must be fully met; Admissions cannot grant conditional clearance for the below in-progress courses.


Introductory Astronomy/Lab
Successful completion of high school Elementary Algebra
Principals of Macroeconomics
Successful completion of high school Elementary Algebra
Precalculus I/II
Successful completion of high school Intermediate Algebra AND cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.4
Successful completion of high school Intermediate Algebra AND cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.4
Finite Mathematics
Successful completion of high school Intermediate Algebra
Survey of Calculus
Successful completion of high school Intermediate Algebra
Successful completion of high school Precalculus OR MATH 38A & 38B OR MATH 39


Delta College’s Disability Support Programs and Services are available to all Delta College students with a verified disability. To begin receiving services, complete the steps below. If you are new to Delta College, your first step to receiving services is to apply and enroll at the College.

  1. You can schedule your appointment by calling (209) 954-5151, ext. 6272 or visit the DSPS Service Counter in the DeRicco Student Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 110 (on the other side of the Delta Connect Center). Appointments are scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Once that day’s appointments are full, you are encouraged to call back the following business day.
  2. Scheduling Appointments Counselors see students with scheduled appointments. Drop-ins are available for quick questions, based on Counselor availability and are subject to change
  3. New students must check-in 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to complete a pre-intake packet. Documentation must be shown to staff at time of check-in to proceed with the scheduled intake. Students who do not bring disability verification to intake appointment will be rescheduled to a later date.
  4. Complete DSPS Application & Release of Information form online