The Peralta Colleges have a number of programs for individuals currently enrolled in other forms of schooling.

Elementary & Middle School

The Elementary and Middle School Special Enrollment provides enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students who can benefit from college level instruction.

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) may admit a limited number of elementary and middle school students who have exceptional ability, or who desire specialized or advanced training. Such admission must be with the recommendation of the principal and approval of the parent or guardian. Please note that not all four Peralta Colleges offer this program, therefore contact/visit the Admissions and Records Office on campus prior completing the Admissions application and the Elementary and Middle School Special Enrollment form.

Elementary and middle school students enrolling in a college level course must meet assessment requirements. The student must follow all the regulations and policies of the college, including adhering to any prerequisite requirements.

Special part-time enrolled elementary/middle school students are exempt from paying the California Community College enrollment fees and all other fees. Elementary and middle school students may not enroll in more than 1 class per semester except during the summer term.

*Elementary and middle school students admitted to the Peralta Community College District earn actual college credits which may affect their financial aid eligibility in future semesters.

All college coursework is governed by the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which allows release of academic information, including grades, to the student only - regardless of age. Academic information is not released to parents or third parties without the consent of the student.

  • By entering a college environment, students who are minors will be exposed to a diverse population in educational programs designed for the adult learner that may involve sensitive topics that might be considered controversial or offensive in the secondary school setting.
  • If a class does not meet at its scheduled time (i.e. cancelled class or ends early), the PCCD does not inform parents or guardians nor will staff or the instructor assume responsibility for students once class is released.

Steps for Elementary and Middle School Enrollment

Please note that not all four Peralta Colleges offer this program, therefore, contact/visit the Admissions and Records Office on campus prior to completing the Admissions application and the Elementary and Middle School Special Enrollment form.

  1. Complete the admissions application for the Peralta Community College District. 
  2. Complete and take the Elementary and Middle School Special Enrollment form the school’s Principal to obtain his/her signature.
  3. Submit the completed admissions application and the Elementary and Middle School Special Enrollment form to the Admissions & Records office.
  4. You must fill out a separate form for each semester.
Adult School

Peralta’s Adult High School Special Enrollment Program provides enrichment opportunities for adult high school students who can benefit from college-level instruction.

Each college may admit a number of adult high school students in the GED or high school diploma program who have exceptional ability, or who desire specialized or advanced training. Such admission must be with the recommendation of the high school counselor and principal. **Other high-school students may be admitted on the basis of a contractual arrangement between the District and the high school of attendance (PCCDBP 5010).

Adult high school students enrolling in a College Level course must meet assessment requirements. The student must follow all the regulations and policies of the college, including adhering to any prerequisite requirements. It is recommended that the student brings an adult high school transcript to assist the college in determining the correct level of courses.

Special part-time adult high school students are exempted from paying the California Community College enrollment fees and all other fees. Adult high school students enrolled in more than 11 units are required to pay enrollment and all other mandatory fees (see the current Peralta Colleges class schedule for current health, campus use and transportation fees).

Adult High School Special Enrollment is specifically designed to accelerate the academic or vocational career of adult high school students. Access to Special Enrollment is NOT allowed for:

1. Remedial work (any classes in any discipline that are not college level and cannot be applied to an associate degree or higher). Remedial course numbers are generally 250 or higher. Check the college catalog for courses that area degree applicable.
2. Work to make up for failed high school or middle school classes.
3. Recreation or hobbies.
4. Any class that can be taken at a local high school.

Steps to Apply

1. Complete the online admission application HERE

2. Complete Orientation and Assessment (if applicable)
Contact your college’s Transitions Liaison for assistance

3. Complete Adult High School Special Enrollment Form

4. Submit Adult High School Special Enrollment Form
Submit your completed Special Enrollment Form with all the signatures and stamp to the Admissions & Records office at the college you want to attend.

5. Check your classes in Campus Solutions

Northern Alameda Adult Education Collectivefind available courses that work with your schedule

High School

Peralta’s High School Special Enrollment provides enrichment opportunities for high school students who can benefit from college-level instruction. 

Each College may admit a number of high school students entering 9th grade or above who have exceptional ability, or who desire specialized or advanced training. Admission to the college requires approval from your high school counselor. **Other high-school students may be admitted on the basis of a contractual arrangement between the District and the high school of attendance (PCCDBP 5010).

High school students enrolling in a college-level course must meet assessment requirements. The student must follow all the regulations and policies of the college, including adhering to any prerequisite requirements. It is recommended that the student brings a high school transcript to assist the college in determining the correct level of courses.

Fees and Tuition

As of Fall 2019, special part-time students are exempt from paying and will not be charged enrollment fees and any other college/district fees.

The High School Special Enrollment is specifically designed to accelerate the academic or vocational career of high school students. Access to the Special Enrollment Program is NOT allowed for:

  • Remedial work (any classes in any discipline that are not college level and cannot be applied to an associate degree or higher). Remedial course numbers are 250 or higher.
  • Work to make up for failed high school or middle school classes.
  • Recreation or hobbies.
  • Any class that can be taken at the local high school.

Steps for High School Special Enrollment: 

Step 1 - Peralta Application Process

  1. 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.
  2. Read the class schedule and choose a course you would like to take. 

Step 2 - High School Enrollment Program Form:

  1. Complete a High School Special Enrollment form and take it to your school counselor to obtain his/her signature and discuss your selection. The courses you take must be approved by your high school counselor. 
  2.  Students who have previously attended a PCCD college and are returning after missing a semester or more must also submit a new application. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    Berkeley City College    

    bccadmissionsrecords@peralta.edu
     College of Alameda COAadmissions@peralta.edu

    Laney College

    laneyadmissions@peralta.edu

    Merritt College  Admission.Merritt@peralta.edu

Step 3 - Student Campus Solutions Page Activation

  1. Go to sa.peralta.edu
  2. Click the “Forgot password?” link and select “I don’t know my User ID”.  
  3. Enter the requested information in the pop-up window.
  4. Use the User ID and Password you are given in the log-in box. Please email reset@peralta.edu if you are unable to log into the Student Campus Solutions System.
  5. Click the “Student Center” link.
  6. High school students are only allowed to drop classes and view personal information online in their Student Campus Solutions Page. 
  7. High school students can only enroll in classes in person at the Admissions & Records Office on campus