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Steps to Enroll

Steps to Apply & Enroll at Merritt College

NEW OR RETURNING STUDENT?
Follow the steps below to meet your academic goals!  (
Returning Student means you have not attended Peralta classes continuously for two semesters. You will need to reapply.)

CONTINUING STUDENT?
Go directly to Step 5 below to enroll.

ALREADY HAVE A DEGREE AND JUST WANT TO TAKE A CLASS OR TWO FOR ENRICHMENT OR FUN?
Skip Steps 2-4.

NEED HELP?
Go to the Welcome Center, R-105, (510) 436-2445.

NON-RESIDENT TUITION EXEMPTION (AB 2210)
Education code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Via (SIV) holders and refugee students who settled in California upon entering the United States. This exemption applies to the following:

  • Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq
  • Afghan and Irapi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces
  • Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
  • Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of title 8 of the United States Code

Please contact Natalie Wagner at (916) 327-1554 or nwagner@cccco.edu for questions related to student residency or nonresident tuition exemptions. 

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2210


Step 1.
Apply for Admission
If you are a new or returning student, 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 reset@peralta.edu 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. Get Advice on the Assessment Process
Counselors review multiple measures to advise students on appropriate courses for enrollment. Multiple measures are obtained from high school transcripts, other college transcripts, or through self-reported data. Find out more information on the Assessment website.

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
 Go to the Passport Student Center to enroll in your classes.

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