Easy Steps for Student Success
As a new student, you may have many questions. Don’t worry; we are committed to helping you each step of the way. To learn how to apply to the College and enroll in classes, simply select from the tabs below and follow the steps within.
Before applying, you will need to create an OpenCCC Account, allowing you to access California Community Colleges’ secure web applications. If you don’t already have one, it takes just a few minutes, and can be completed here.
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 enrollment steps; including applying, completing orientation, placement, and enrolling into classes.
If you have previously attended college, or you’re currently a college student at another institution, you may take classes at College of Alameda simply by applying. After applying, we recommend that you meet with a counselor for course selection and to clear any prerequisites.
College of Alameda is pleased to welcome international students from over 50 countries to study on our campus. If you are an international student who would like to study abroad at College of Alameda, please visit the International Student Admissions Homepage to learn more.
To take online classes at College of Alameda from your home country, please visit the Peralta Colleges Distance Education website for directions on how to enroll.
If you’re a high school or pre-high school student, you may enroll at College of Alameda (CoA) as a special part-time student, in accordance with California Education Code.
Enrollment must be recommended by your principal and your high school counselor. If your high school counselor recommends that you enroll in more than six units, you must also have the approval of the CoA Vice President of Student Services.