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Deadlines to Apply:

Semester (Dates) Overseas Transfers (Already in U.S. on F-1 Visa)
Spring (January-May) November 1 January 1
Summer (June-July) April 1 June 1
Fall (August-December) June 1 August 1

Late applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You are encouraged to apply early to ensure class enrollment. Change of Status applicant deadlines determined case-by-case.

HOW TO APPLY

1 – By Mail

Submit a completed International Student Application Form along with required documents (See Application Checklist on Page 2 of Application) to the following address:

Peralta Community College District
Office of International Education
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94606 USA

2 – By Email

Send completed International Student Application Form, along with required documents to globaled@peralta.edu

3 – By Fax

Please print and complete our International Student Application Form. Fax the application and required documents to (510) 465-3257.

Do you have questions? Please email: globaled@peralta.edu or call (510) 466-7380.

STEPS TO APPLY (한국어) (中文)

STEP 1 – Submit the following documents to the Office of International Education (By mail, email or fax)

  • International Student Application Form (with completed Applicant Signature)
  • $50USD non-refundable application fee by check, money order or credit card
  • Official Transcripts (Translated into English)
  • Copy of Diploma (from High School or secondary school) (Translated to English)
  • Personal Essay (1 page)
  • Financial Documents: Financial Support Declaration and Bank Statement (minimum $19,700) (Note: Bank letters are not accepted)
  • Health Documents: Student Statement of Health and Medical Examination (with Physician’s signature)
  • International Student Agreement Form
  • Copy of Passport Bio Page
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP (optional)
  • Transfer Students only: Transfer-In Form & copies of all related immigration documents (Form I-20), passport biography and visa page

STEP 2 – PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE
You will be contacted within approximately 2 weeks confirming the status of your application as being either preliminarily accepted or incomplete. If the application is incomplete, you will be requested to submit the missing/incomplete documents.

STEP 3 – CCCAPPLY APPLICATION
Go to web.peralta.edu/enrollment and click on “New Students” to create a student account.

STEP 4 – SUBMIT STUDENT ID NUMBER TO OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
After you have completed the CCCAPPLY application, you will receive an automated email with your Student ID number. You must submit your Student ID number to the Office of International Education in order for your application to be officially accepted.

STEP 5 – OFFICIAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE/FORM I-20 ISSUED
Upon submitting your Student ID number to the Office of International Education, we will provide you with an official letter of acceptance and your Form I-20.
For transfer students: A Form I-20 will be issued to you after your previous school releases your records in SEVIS and you have enrolled in the minimum number of units required for your starting semester (12 units for Spring and Fall)

STEP 6 – ORIENTATION AND ASSESSMENT (ESL/ENGLISH & MATH)
Upon arrival you are required to attend the international student orientation and complete Assessment tests. Once you have completed the assessment test, you will need to meet with a counselor to select your first semester classes. The assessment test schedules can be found in the class schedules.

STEP 7 – REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Go to the PASSPORT Student Administration System and activate your student account to view your enrollment dates and register for classes.

STEP 8 – PAY TUITION AND OTHER FEES
Pay tuition and other fees for first semester ($3,236 for 12 units) at the Office of International Education (credit card, personal check made to PCCD, money order or wire transfer), Campus Cashier’s office or online by logging into your student account (credit card only). All tuition and enrollment fees will be due when you register for classes. All future tuition payments will need to be made at the campus cashier’s office or through your online Student Center.

Fees:

Pre Arrival:

Application Fee –  $50

SEVIS I-901 Fee – $200

Tuition Fees:

Non-Resident Tuition – $230.00 per semester unit

California Community College Enrollment Fee – $46.00 per semester unit

Capital Outlay Fee – $6.00 per unit; not to exceed $144 in an academic year

Total per unit = $282

Service Fees:

International Health Insurance Fee – $1,375 per year

AC Transit EasyPass Fee – $38.00 per semester

Health Fee – $18 per semester for Fall and Spring Semesters, $15 for the Summer term (all students)
Campus Center Use Fee – $2.00 per semester, per campus
Student Representation Fee –
 $2.00 per semester

Total Tuition and Fees:

  • 24 units (12 per semester) over 1 academic year = $8,263
  • 30 units (15 per semester) over 1 academic year = $9,955
  • 36 units (18 per semester) over 1 academic year = $11,647
  • 60 units (15 per semester) over 2 academic years= $18,415

PCCD Payment Policy: Students must pay all applicable fees no later than two (2) weeks before the beginning of the term. Failure to do so will result in classes being dropped. Students who add classes after this deadline are required to pay their fees immediately or a hold will be placed on the student’s account.

Other Links:

Documents and Forms
Transfer Students
Change of Status
Preparing for the F-1 Visa