Future Students

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.   

steps to success:

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

Apply

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

Complete Self Placement

Place yourself into the right Math and English or 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.

Welcome Center

If you need help becoming a College of Alameda student, visit the Welcome Center!

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Dream Act Students

If you are considered a “non-resident” student in California looking to go to college or access higher education, you will pay much higher tuition fees than resident students.

See below for help with each step!

1. Apply

Apply Online For Admission

Create or sign in to your openCCC account in order to submit an application. See below for resources available that can help guide you with the application process.

For Concurrent Enrollment Students:

Concurrent enrollment students will need prior permission from their high school Counselor and submit the High School Special Enrollment form in order to enroll into courses at CoA.

2. Complete Placement

Place yourself into the right Math and English/ ESOL courses

    • For English/Math Placement:

3. Meet With A Counselor

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

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

Need to clear a pre-requisite? Fill out the Pre-requisite Clearance document, attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts and email all documents to COAprereq@peralta.edu.

4. Enroll Into Classes

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

5. 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.

Still need to apply? See below for resources.

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6. Contact Us

Have questions? Need additional assistance?

Please call (510) 920-9818. Our call center will direct you to the right department.

Student Support Programs

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