If you are new to SAS at the College of Alameda, you begin by completing and submitting the application documents listed below, and once those are submitted you will meet with a SAS Counselor.
Prior to Your First Appointment
- Apply to the College of Alameda if you are not already a student at COA or another Peralta College (Laney, Berkeley City, Merritt). Have your Student ID # available when filling out forms and scheduling appointments.
Review your SAS Student Rights and Responsibilities SAS Student Rights and Responsibilities and the SAS Student Handbook.
Complete the SAS Application using the Peralta AIM system. Select College of Alameda and any other campuses you are enrolled at. You will be required to log into your Campus Solutions account.
Submit documentation of your disability. Note: Your documentation may be an IEP/Triennial Evaluation, 504 plan documents, medical reports, Department of Rehabilitation Plan, Neuropsychological Exam, Learning Disabilities Assessment, or other documentation of your disability, or you may have your medical provider complete this Disability Verification by Medical Provider If you think you have a disability but do not currently have documentation, please discuss that with the counselor.
You will have the opportunity to upload your documents into directly AIM (the application system) when you are applying; you may also log back into AIM to upload, or you may choose to email or fax your documents to SAS.
Schedule Your Intake Appointment using our SAS Online Appointment Scheduling System, or contact by email SAS.Alameda@peralta.edu or phone 510-748-2328 for assistance.
On the Day of Your Appointment:
For Online/Zoom appointments please submit your documentation one business day prior to your appointment. Log on using the link provided in your appointment confirmation email at the scheduled time.
For in-person/On-Campus appointments (when they resume) please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to ensure that all paperwork is complete.
If you must cancel, please email or call as soon as possible. If you do cancel, be aware that it may take a while before another appointment is available.
Continuing students who have already submitted disability documentation to College of Alameda’s SAS should meet with a SAS counselor each semester to review progress, enroll in classes, evaluate effectiveness of accommodations, and arrange for accommodations for the following semester.
Accommodations do not automatically roll over each semester. You will need to request accommodations in advance of each semester through your SAS counselor.
You may enroll on-line, but we recommend that you meet with a SAS counselor to choose appropriate classes. In addition, if you are enrolling in SAS’s Educational Assistance Classes, you will need to register through SAS.
Continuing students should schedule an appointment with their assigned counselor (the counselor you have worked with) using the SAS Online Appointment Scheduling System.
You must complete a new SAS Application to reactivate your services.
If you have been away for more than 5 years, your file may have been discarded and you may need to resubmit documentation of disability. (See NEW STUDENTS above).
Please contact us at SAS.Alameda@peralta.edu to determine if your file with documentation is still available.