Steps to Apply & Enroll at Merritt College

Follow the steps below to meet your academic goals!

New or Returning Students?
(Returning Student means you have not attended Peralta classes continuously for two semesters and will need to reapply.)

Continuing Students? Go directly to Step 4 below to enroll.

Do you already have a degree and just want to take a class or two for enrichment or fun?      
Email: or call (510) 436-2475

Do you want information on non-resident tuition exemption (AB 2210)? Email:

For further assistance with enrollment. Email: or call (510) 436-2445

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, as your home school. Check your email within 24 hours to get your Student ID Number and Student Campus Solutions Password, to log into your Student Passport Student Center. If you do not receive the email within 24 hours send an email to and include your application confirmation number.

Step 2.Complete Virtual Orientation
Now that you have your Student ID Number you can schedule an appointment here to complete your virtual Orientation (Under Construction). You will learn important information about college policies, procedures, programs, and student support services.

Step 3. See a Counselor
Schedule an appointment with a counselor to create your student educational plan (SEP) to ensure you are enrolling in the appropriate courses to complete your academic goal. To schedule an appointment Email: or call (510) 436 -2475 

Step 4. Enroll in Your Classes
 Go to the Student Campus Solutions (CS) System (Formerly Passport) to enroll in your classes.

Step 5. Pay Your Fees
You can pay for your registration fees online through your Student Campus Solutions (CS) System (Formerly Passport)