If you’re new to college – whether you’re a recent high school graduate, you’ve completed your GED, or you graduated from high school a while ago, start here. You’ll need to complete a simple series of steps to apply for admission, and enroll in classes. Also, don’t forget to apply for financial aid to help pay for college!

Why College of Alameda?

Your Future Starts Here!

College of Alameda is an excellent small community college in California. Whether you want to transfer to a four-year university, fast track your career, earn college credit while you are in high school or enhance your skills to further your career, College of Alameda is here for you. College of Alameda supports you to reach your educational and career goals at a price that works for you. Academic programs offer flexible schedules to meet your needs. With small class sizes and professional faculty and staff, College of Alameda guides and supports you on your journey towards your next step in life.

Follow your Dream!

Start with your dream (what do you want to be?). You have the opportunity to make a difference in your life and the life of others while achieving your financial goals. If you are career focused, we are here for you with XX majors and XX certificate programs to support you in reaching your goals.

If you are unsure of your dream, begin by exploring your strengths and passions. Meet with a counselor to explore careers and programs that match your interests. Select a program to begin your path to success.

College of Alameda has an open enrollment policy. While you apply to the college, all students are accepted and eligible to take classes as new students. If you are a high school graduate, have your GED or are a current high school student looking to earn college credit, College of Alameda is the place to start.   

We CARE and are here to support you!

College of Alameda is committed to supporting you throughout your path. CoA counselors will partner with you to map a path to success and tutoring and support programs will assist  you throughout your journey. Support is available at each step. CoA has several programs designed to provide student engagement and support. For high school students, the College of Alameda Promise program (make a live link) helps you make a smooth transition from high school to college.

Your Success Matters: CoA CARES

Community: CoA cares about our diverse community of students and employees.

Accessible: CoA provides accessible services and instruction remotely and online.

Responsive: CoA is responsive to meeting community needs.

Equity: CoA is equity minded with the goal of mitigating all gaps.

Success: CoA is committed to the success of our students and employees.

steps to success:

Congratulations on taking your first step in reaching your education and career goals!


Create or sign in to your openCCC account in order to submit an application.

Complete Placement

Place yourself into the right Math and English/ ESOL courses

Meet w/ Counselor

Meet with a Counselor to plan your classes, and create a Student Educational Plan that will help you reach your educational goals sooner.

Enroll in Classes

Log in to your Student Campus Solutions portal to enroll into classes. See below for resources that can help you navigate the portal.

Apply for Financial Aid

Check in with the Financial Aid Department to make sure your financial aid is in order or if you have any questions.

Contact Us

Have questions? Need additional assistance?Please call (510) 920-9818. Our call center will direct you to the right department.

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