How to Apply

Beginning October 9, 2017, we are going digital with our Application process! All new students must obtain a Peralta Student ID and then submitting our international student application.

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International Student Application Process

Step 1: Obtain a Peralta Student ID

  • To obtain a Peralta Student ID, select your home campus below

Berkeley City College | College of Alameda | Laney College | Merritt College

  • Select Create an Account
  • Submit the application above – or Sign in to OpenCCC and select Start an Application  and follow the steps to submit your application*

*Select Citizenship status as «Student Visa (F-1 or M-1)>> and list today’s date if you do not have a visa

Step 2: Setup your Peralta Email Account

  • Check for an email** from the Peralta Admissions & Records Office within 24 hours of submitting the your Application
  • Locate your Peralta email address and password within the Admissions email
  • Use this information to login to your Peralta Email Account (may take up to two business days)

**Check for an email with the subject line: Student Passport Information | How to Login to your Peralta Email Instructions

Step 3: Submit a Peralta International Student Application

  • Check your Peralta email for login instructions *** to the International Student Application from globaled
  • Once logged in, select an application: Overseas (for new students outside the U.S.) or Transfer (for students in the U.S. who already have an F-1 visa)
  • Select Apply Now and follow the steps to submit a Peralta International Student Application****

***If you do not have login instructions to the International Student Application, email

****Students applying for a change of status should visit the office to review eligibility prior to submitting an application.

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International Student Application Checklist:

All documents can be uploaded through our new digital application (Step 3) with the exception of application fees paid by.check. All documents must be translated into English.

  •  $50USD Application Fee
  • Bank Statement (minimum $20,722 if you are applying for Fall semester 2017)
  • High School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Medical Examination
  • Passport Bio Page
  • Personal Essay
  • Optional: TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP scores
  • Transfer Students only:

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Deadlines to Apply:

Semester (Dates) Overseas Transfers (Already in U.S. on F-1 Visa)
Spring (January-May) November 1 December 15
Summer (June-July) April 1 May 15
Fall (August-December) June 1 July 15

Spring applications are reviewed as early as late September until deadline

Summer/Fall applications are reviewed as early as late February until deadline

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