Admissions and Records Home
Welcome to Merritt College! The Admissions and Records Office in R-114 provides services to all students, whether you need help applying or enrolling in classes or obtaining a transcript. See instructions below for New, Continuing, Former, and High School students. You can also visit the Welcome Center in R-105, where friendly staff can help you. (Find the most up-to-date schedule, PASSPORT link, and Spring Academic Calendar HERE.)
For New and *Former Students
Fill out the application form and then wait 24 to 48 hours to receive an email giving you the date you can start enrolling in your classes. You will also receive a Student Number, a PIN number, and a PASSPORT account that you will need to enroll. (*Former students are those who have not attended any Peralta college in the past two semesters and will need to reapply.)
Steps to Take Before Enrolling for Classes
1. Orientation (in person or online). Attend a mandatory Orientation to get familiar with the college and services.
2. Assessment. Schedule Assessment for English and Math to determine your class level.
3. Counseling. Make an appointment for Counseling to get your Assessment results, develop an education plan, and get help selecting classes.
4. Financial Aid. If you have financial needs, apply for the FAFSA form online or go to the Financial Aid Office, R-113.
5. Now you can enroll! Click below to choose your classes and be sure to pay fees at least two weeks before classes begin either online or at the Cashier’s Office in Q-228).
For Continuing Students
You DO NOT need to re-apply if you have attended any of the Peralta colleges within the last two semesters. Just log in to your Passport Student Account with your previous log-in information and choose your classes on the date when Continuing students registration begins.
For High School Students
High school students have the opportunity to take college-level classes and get college credit for them in the Concurrent Enrollment Program. High school students may also participate in Dual-Enrollment Programs taught at selected high schools by Merritt professors. For information, call (510) 436-2409.