We will begin accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2024 on March 15, 2024. 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.