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Steps to Enroll

Steps to Apply & Enroll


Congratulations on choosing Merritt College to reach your educational goals! We’ll make it easy for you to start by giving you easy steps to follow along your path to success. If you need help, just visit the Welcome Center in R-105. 


Step 1. Apply for Admission
If you are a New or Former student (have not attended Peralta classes in two semesters), you will need to fill out an online application here and select Merritt College. Check your email within 24 hours and you will receive your Student ID Number and Student Passport Number that you will need to enroll. If you have not received an email within 24 hours, send an email to with your full name, confirmation number, and date of application. (If you are a Continuing student, you can go directly to Step 5.)


Step 2. Complete Online Orientation (or in person)
Now that you have your Student ID Number, you can complete your Online Orientation. This will provide you with important information about college policies, procedures, programs, and student support services that will help you be a successful student. Check the in-person Orientation schedule here to see if  there are dates to take orientation in person.


Step 3. Complete Your Assessment
Assessments are given so you will know what math and English classes will be right for you before you enroll. Check the schedule for Assessments and make an appointment by calling (510) 436-2460. The Assessment location is L-132 (first floor of the Library).


Step 4. See a Counselor
Either drop-in or make an appointment with a counselor to to help plan your educational program and to make sure that you are enrolling in the appropriate courses for your transfer, degree, or certificate goals. Counseling is located in R-109. Find more information about counseling HERE. 


Step 5. Enroll in Your Classes
Log in to PASSPORT on your assigned enrollment date to  choose your classes.


Step 6. Pay Your Fees
You can pay online through PASSPORT or at the Cashier’s Office in Q-228.