Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education

Apply Now!

Applying to the Peralta Colleges is easy and 100% digital. All new international students must obtain a Peralta Student ID and then submit our digital international student application along with the required documents. Contact us at anytime you would like our help. 

Steps to ApplyApplication Checklist | Deadlines | Concurrent/Non F-1 Students | Majors | Tuition


Step 1:

Create OpenCCC Account & Obtain a Peralta Student ID

  • Select your home campus:  

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

  • Create an OpenCCC Account
  • Sign into OpenCCC, select Start an Application, and follow the steps to complete an OpenCCC International Application

Under current visa type, unless you have an F-1 visa, select “OTHER or NONE” and check the “no visa yet” box.

Step by Step: Video Tutorial (YouTube)


Access your Peralta Microsoft Office 365 Accounts

  • Locate your Peralta email address and password sent to your personal email
  • Reset/Update your Password
  • Go to Step 3

Step by Step: How to log in to your Peralta Email Instructions (pdf)


Submit a Peralta International Student Application

  • Login to International Student Portal by selecting the Login link
    • It may take one business day to access your International Student Portal. The login is your Peralta student email and password.
  • 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
Change of Status students must meet with an international advisor prior to applying

Deadlines to Apply

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

Concurrent F-1 and Non F-1 Applicants

If you are currently an F-1 or J-1 student at another U.S. institution and would like to take a class at one of our colleges, please complete Step 1 of the International Student Application Process, and email the following items to 

  • Peralta Student ID
  • Passport Bio Page
  • Visa Page
  • Current I-20 or DS-2019 Form
  • What classes are you planning to enroll in?

Students on other visas such as B-2 may enroll in classes. Please complete Step 1 and email our office with your legal documents.