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Fees – Frequently Asked Questions

When do I pay for the class?

Fees will be assessed after you enroll in classes and fees must be paid 2 weeks before the beginning of the term. If you do not pay your fees, you may be dropped from the class for non-payment. If you add after this deadline, you are required to pay the fees immediately or a hold WILL be placed on your account and your debt will be sent to collections.


Do I have to pay the student health fee if I have my own health insurance?

Yes, the student health fee is required of all students who enroll at any PCCD College. The health fee provides basic health services to students. NOTE: Students who qualify in the following categories will be exempted from payment of the health fee:

• Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization (documentation required).
• Students who are attending college under an approved apprenticeship training program.

The Health fee is non-refundable.


Transcripts – Frequently Asked Questions


How do I request to have a copy of my transcript sent to another school?

The quickest and most convenient way to request a transcript is online.  The Peralta Community College District has retained Credentials Inc. to accept and process transcript orders via the Internet through their secured site.


Option 1: Order Online

TranscriptsPlus® will facilitate your request 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  Please click below to enter your order: (the links below need to be active)


Click here to go to TranscriptsPlus® and order your transcript online.


Click here to check the status of your transcript request or call (847) 716-3005.


Advantages to Ordering Transcripts Online:

• Provide e-mail communication while your order is being processed

• Provide operator assistance Monday -Thursday 7am -7pm (CST) & Fridays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST), by calling (847) 716-3005 (THIS NUMBER IS FOR TRANSCRIPT ORDERS ONLY.  Please contact Admissions & Records at (510) 466-7387 for all other matters.)

• Allow you to submit your request any time day or night


Option 2:  IN PERSON

Fill out the Transcript Request Form in advance and take it to any college Admissions & Records Office. Payment must be made at the Cashier’s Office. (Payment with credit cards accepted for online orders only.)



Complete the Transcript Request Form, make checks payable to PCCD and mail to:


Peralta District Admissions & Records

ATTN:  Transcript Request

333 East 8th Street

Oakland, CA 94606


Transcript Fees:

The first two transcripts (lifetime) a student orders are FREE; thereafter the following fees are applied:

• Regular Delivery: $6.00 per copy – mailed within 7-10 business days.

• Rush Delivery: $6.00 rush fee plus $6.00 per copy ($12.00) – mailed with 3-5 business days.

• *Pick-Up Processing: $6.00 rush fee plus $6.00 per copy ($12.00) – students pick up transcripts at the District A&R office in 2 business days.

• Same Day Service: $19.00 same day fee plus $6.00 per copy ($25.00) – same day service available only at the District Admissions Office


*NOTE: Rush transcripts held for pick-up will be held for a maximum of 30 days.  If they are not picked up within the 30 days following the printing of the transcript, they will be destroyed and will not be refunded.  A new order and applicable fee(s) will be required.


Additional Transcript Information:

• Students are required to clear all financial obligations due to the college(s) and any other transcript “holds” before transcripts are mailed.

• Official transcripts will include all coursework completed at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.

• Official transcripts will also include Work-In-Progress (if currently enrolled classes).

• Allow up to 20 days for records prior to 1970 processing (there is not rush for prior to 1970 records).

• In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, records may not be released to a third party without the written, signed authorization of the student.

• Picture I.D. is required to order and pick up transcripts in person.


Wait List – Frequently Asked Questions


Can anybody get on a Wait List?

Anyone can get on a Wait List if the class is full/closed and a Wait List is available that Wait List openings. You are eligible to remain on that Wait List only if:

• You meet the class prerequisites

• The class time does not conflict with another class in which you are already enrolled

• You are not on a wait list for another section of the same course

• You have no repeat errors or holds on your record

• The class units do not exceed your maximum allowed.


A nightly process runs and if space in the class is available, you are enrolled in the class and an email notification is sent to your Peralta email account. You are moved from the Wait List and in to the class if you are on the Wait List and meet the criteria above.


Who gets into a class from a Wait List?

If class seats become available, students will automatically be enrolled in the class in the order in which they were added to the Wait List.


How do I know if I got into a class?

If you are added to a class from the Wait List, you will be notified by email to your Peralta email account. Be sure to activate and monitor your Peralta emails during the registration period.


What is the first day I can Wait List?

Wait lists are available with the first day of registration when a class reaches its enrollment capacity.  Wait listed classes are displayed in the online schedule of classes with a yellow triangle icon.


What is the last day I can Wait List?

You can add to wait lists until the day before classes begin.


What prevents me from adding to a Wait List?

• Enrollment appointment date/time has not yet been reached

• Requisites for the class are not met

• The last day to add to the Wait List has passed

• Class is not yet closed

• Wait list is at its capacity


If an enrolled student drops a class and a seat opens up, do Wait List students get the opportunity to enroll first?

Before the first day of classes, a nightly process runs to automatically enroll students from the Wait List. After classes begin, the class will remain closed and you need to attend the first class meeting and get a permission number from the instructor to enroll.


How will I move from the Wait List into the class?

During the registration period before classes begin, you are automatically enrolled as space becomes available. After classes begin, instructors are required to issue permission numbers. You use the class permission number to enroll in the class via Passport or by going to the Admissions and Records office at the college.


Is there a limit to the number of classes that can be Wait List?

The maximum number of units you can have without college permission is 10 units in the summer and 18 units in fall and spring.


Are the Wait Listed units counted into my total units for the term?

Enrolled units and Wait Listed units are counted separately. Wait Listed courses are not counted towards full-time status or calculated for fees.


Will I be charged the enrollment fee when I add to the Wait List?

No.  You are only charged the appropriate fees when you enrolled in the class.


How do instructors know who is on the Wait List?

Class Wait Lists are available to instructors through class rosters.


Can I drop myself from a Wait List?

Yes.  You can drop yourself from a Wait List using Drop Classes in Passport.


Can I see my position on a Wait List?

You can view your Wait List position in your Student Center under class schedule.


How can I tell if a class has a Wait List?

In the online schedule of classes, classes with an available Wait List are indicated with a yellow triangle.


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