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Steps to Enroll

Steps to Apply & Enroll

Merritt College Summer fall 2018 ScheduleCongratulations on choosing Merritt College to reach your educational goals! Just follow these easy steps along your path to success. If you need help, visit the Welcome Center in R-105 or Admissions & Records in R-114.

(If you are a continuing student, CLICK HERE to go directly to Step 5 and enroll in your classes. 
If you already have a degree and just want to take a class, skip Steps 2-4.)

Step 1. Apply for Admission
If you are a new student or 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 to get your Student ID Number and Student Passport Number that you will need to enroll. If you do not receive that email, write to with your information.


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. Check the in-person Orientation schedule here to find 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  at R-109 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. 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.