Steps to Apply & Enroll at Merritt College
Follow the steps below to meet your academic goals!
New or Returning Students?
(Returning students and those who have missed 2 consecutive main semesters [example spring & fall] you must also submit an application through OpenCCApply.)
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?
A student in this situation would be exempt from matriculation and would just register for the class. They do not need to see a counselor.
Do you want information on non-resident tuition exemption (AB 2210)? Email: Admission.Merritt@peralta.edu
For further assistance with enrollment. Email: Welcome.Merritt@peralta.edu or call (510) 436-2445
For a first-time college student, please create an account at Open CC Apply
Prior to Step 1, Have an account created on Open CC Apply
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 email@example.com 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 (To schedule an online orientation please contact Maria Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please be sure to include your full name). 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: Counseling.Merritt@peralta.edu 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)