CA Community College
Get an Associates Degree With a Transfer Guarantee.
Students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree AND meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU. With the special degree, you may be given a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside your local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar.
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Overview of the California Community College System
The California Community Colleges is the largest higher education system in the nation. It is comprised of 72 districts, 112 colleges and enrolls more than 2.9 million students.
Community colleges provide basic skills education, workforce training and courses that prepare students for transfer to four-year universities. The colleges also offer opportunities for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
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Earn transferable college credit and high school credit by taking classes at community colleges:
- Who: High school students in grades 10 to 12
- What is Not Allowed: Concurrent Enrollment classes are NOT allowed for remedial work, work to make up for failed high school or middle school classes, recreation or hobby classes, or any class that can be taken at the local high schools.
- Please note: community college credits will only be added to an Alameda High transcript if a student is credit deficient and those credits are needed for graduation purposes.
- Complete the online application at : www.peralta.edu
- Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your class options and pick up a Concurrent Enrollment Form.
( You may need to take placement tests for English and math classes.)
- Turn in your Concurrent Enrollment to the college you will be attending.
- Cost: Concurrent Enrollment classes are FREE; however, you will be required to pay for any materials need for the class such as books and potentially the student activity fee.
For the most current information, please visit peralta.edu, entering high school student enrollment in the search bar.
Steps for High School Special Enrollment:
Step 1 - Peralta Application Process
- Complete the Peralta Admissions Application (click step 1 on linked page). Once the application is completed, please print or write down the confirmation number of the application.
- Read the class schedule and choose a course you would like to take.
Step 2 - High School Enrollment Program Form:
- Complete a High School Special Enrollment form and take it to your school counselor to obtain his/her signature and discuss your selection. Your high school counselor must approve the courses you take.
- Students who have previously attended a PCCD college and are returning after missing a semester or more must also submit a new application.
- If you would like to register in a class that has an English, Math or ESOL pre-requisite, please contact the college’s counseling department to have your high school transcript evaluated for placement or receive updated information on ESOL assessment.
- To enroll, submit the High School Special Enrollment form to the home College's email. You must fill out a separate form for each semester you wish to attend.
Step 3 - Student Campus Solutions Page Activation
- Go to sa.peralta.edu
- Click the “Forgot password?” link and select “I don’t know my User ID”.
- Enter the requested information in the pop-up window.
- Use the User ID and Password you are given in the login box. Please email email@example.com if you are unable to log into the Student Campus Solutions System.
- Click the “Student Center” link.
- High school students are only allowed to drop classes and view personal information online in their Student Campus Solutions Page.
- High school students can only enroll in classes in person at the Admissions & Records Office on campus
Peralta Community Colleges
The Peralta Community Colleges consist of the following colleges :
- College of Alameda
- Berkeley City College
- Laney College
- Merritt College
There is only 1 application for the Peralta Colleges and interested students can apply online at: www.peralta.edu . Students interested in taking a math or English class may need to take a placement test or provide a transcript.
Seniors who will be attending community college after earning their diploma should also complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid by March 2nd! Apply online.
Students should consult the AUSD Concurrent Enrollment Handbook prior to speaking to their counselor about taking a community college class.