Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education
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Student Services

The Office of International Education can provide support for F1 admissions, advising, counseling, study abroad, and other areas.

Please visit our office hours web page if you’d like to visit in person. We are also available by phone (510) 466-7380 and by email at Students that may require special accommodations please contact our office so we can coordinate with an on campus service center. We can, upon request, try to accommodate digital/zoom meetings outside of our office hours.

Coming to the United States to pursue academic studies is a serious decision for all of our students.

Therefore, we want to help you prepare:

Need housing?

If you are applying from overseas or transferring from another school, the Office of International Education can assist you in finding suitable housing in the Bay Area: 

About health services, fees, and insurance: 

Are you ready for an adventure? Looking for new friends, fun memories, and exciting experiences? Look no further! We’ve got just the activities for you 🙂

Click here:

All students are required to use their Peralta student email as official communication to students will be sent only to their Peralta email address.

Please review the instructions to access your How to Setup Your Peralta Student Email Account Recommendations:
  • Use your Peralta email account
  • Do not give your password to anyone (including sponsors, agents, family members); if you do, make sure you trust them beforehand
  • Check your email often enough (e.g. every day)

For specific dates, please visit and search for your semester’s Refund Drop Deadline Schedule. (Note: Look at the left-hand navigation column and click on the semester you wish to find the refund schedule for.  This includes the refund dates for regular session courses and short/late start courses.)

Please refer to the current Class Schedule for the specific dates or changes to the Refund Policy for Non-Residents. You may find the current class schedule. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DROP CLASSES! Refund Procedure for Enrollment Fees

  • A student who cancels his/her registration prior to the first day of instruction, or officially withdraws from all classes during the first two weeks of instruction, shall be entitled to a full refund less a $10 processing fee. (This must be done whether you attend the class or not.)
  • A student who officially completes a change of program during the first two weeks of instruction, and as a result reduces the number of units in which he/she is enrolled, is entitled to a refund of the change places that student in a different Enrollment Fee category. Such a student shall not be subject to the processing fee.
  • If a student pays an Enrollment Fee of less than $10, and cancels his/her registration or withdraws from all classes before the deadline, the processing fee shall equal the Enrollment Fee. No refund of the Enrollment Fee will be made to any student who withdraws from classes after the first two weeks of instruction.
  • A student may request a refund up to the end of the following term in which the refund was due. After that time, the student will not be eligible for the refund.

Refund Procedure for Non-Resident Tuition and Capital Outlay Fee

  • Students will receive a full refund for any class canceled by the college.

Regular Session Classes:

  • A 100% refund of Nonresident Tuition and Capital Outlay Fee (minus a $10 processing fee) will be made for any class in which the student withdraws through the Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes And Receive a Refund.

Refund Procedure for Short-Term, Late Start, and Open-Entry/Open-Exit Classes

  • A student enrolled in a short-term class will receive a 100% refund (minus a $10 processing fee for residents) if he/she officially withdraws within 10% of the class length. No refunds will be issued after 10% of the class length.

Refund Procedure for Variable Unit Classes

  • No refund shall be made for variable units not earned by the student.
  • The State-mandated enrollment fees will be fully refunded if an action of the college (e.g. class cancellation) prevents a student from attending class. A student may, upon request, obtain a refund up to the end of the following term in which the refund was due. After that time the student will not be eligible for the refund.

Please note: Instructors may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting. Refund Procedures for AC Transit EasyPass

  • This fee is non-refundable unless you drop below 9 units on or before the last day to drop regular session classes and receive a refund.

Refund Procedures for Health Fee

  • This fee is non-refundable unless all classes are dropped on or before the last day to drop regular session classes and receive a refund.

PCCD Payment Policies

The following is a list of transcript evaluation & translation services. This list is by no means complete. It is published as a service to international students seeking evaluation services. It is not meant to be an endorsement of any kind. The choice of service is the responsibility of the individual student.

World Education Services, Inc (415) 677-9378 Local contact: Shirley –

IICUS International Institute of California (408) 249-1505 Director: Teketel Mulugeta –

- Peralta Students get a 10% discount from International Institute of California Evaluation Services. Students must write on the check “Peralta Student”.

SpanTran Educational Services Phone: 713-266-8805 Fax: 713-789-6022 Contact:

Translation Services Referrals

American Evaluation & Translation Service (good for Spanish Language Degrees) (786) 276-8190 Email:

Lan Do & Associate, LLC (good for Vietnamese/Asian Language Degrees) (415) 978-2788 Contact: Lan Do or Vivian –

Please visit this link to Order your Official Transcripts

Other student services include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assistance with Social Security and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Tax Workshops
  • Tuition Issues
  • Employment
Please contact an International Education Team Member for more information.