We are now accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2024 Overseas and Transfer students. Submit your application by the deadlines stated below.

Change of Status students must meet with an international advisor before applying. If you have any questions, please email international@peralta.edu for further assistance.


Step 1: Create OpenCCC Account

  • Select your home campus:

Berkeley City College | College of Alameda | Laney College | Merritt College

Step 2: Submit your OpenCCC Application

Step 3: Request an I-20 (F-1 Students)

If you see an error message on Step 3, you may be applying too early.

You may meet with an advisor or contact international@peralta.edu with any questions you may have about these steps.

Deadlines to Apply

Semester (Date) Overseas Transfers (Already in the U.S. on F-1 Visa)
Spring (January - May) November 15

December 15

Summer (June - July) Not Available May 15
Fall (August - December) June 15 July 15


Concurrent F-1 and Non-F-1 Applicants

If you are currently an F-1 or J-1 student at another U.S. institution and would like to take a class at one of our colleges, please complete Step 1 of the International Student Application Process, and email the following items to international@peralta.edu

  • Peralta Student ID
  • Passport Bio Page
  • Visa Page
  • Current I-20 or DS-2019 Form
  • What classes are you planning to enroll in?

Students on other visas such as B-2 may enroll in classes. Please complete Step 1 and email our office with your legal documents.