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*Free for California residents with the completion of a financial aid application (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act application.

Step 1: Apply

Select a Home Campus below that is most convenient for you to get started

If you plan on taking classes at multiple campuses, select the campus where you will take the bulk of your courses. To become a Peralta student, you must apply to the California Community College System first.
You can begin by creating an OpenCCC Account. 

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Step 2: Enroll

After applying to the California Community College system, you should receive an acceptance email and a Peralta Colleges Username and Password for Campus SolutionsCampus Solutions is the center for all students within Peralta to enroll in classes and manage their accounts. Once you have both a username and password, click the button below and enroll in classes today!

Enrollment Questions?

For enrollment help, contact: 

District Admissions & Records – admissions@peralta.edu
Berkeley City College – BCC-AdmissionsRecords@peralta.edu
College of Alamedacoaadmissions@peralta.edu
Laney Collegelaneyadmissions@peralta.edu
Merritt Collegeadmission.merritt@peralta.edu
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Click below to learn more about each campus:

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Financial Aid Help 

Let's Do this together!

Did you know that you can go to college for FREE?

There are multiple ways to help pay for your college education at the four Peralta Colleges and make your dream of a college education a reality.

  • Traditional Financial Aid
  • California College Promise Grant
  • Scholarships through the Peralta Colleges Foundation

Click below to learn more about these options.

 

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Student Resources

The Peralta Colleges offer a wide range of resources to help you succeed both in school and in life.

Classes are mostly online this spring and we are working to make sure you can access all of the necessary tools from counseling services, to admissions and records, to financial aid.

There are medical services for your physical and mental health, online tutoring, and low-cost internet options. Follow the link below for more resources at our colleges

Click below to check out Student Resources at Each College: 

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COA Student Life
Laney Student Life
Merritt Student Service
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We look forward to seeing you this upcoming semester!