Student Services

Welcome Center

If you need help becoming a College of Alameda student, visit the Welcome Center! The Welcome Center is conveniently located next to key services including Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, EOPS, and more.

Athletics

College of Alameda is one of the 114 California Community colleges in California. It is a member of the Bay Valley Conference, which has a total of 9 member schools. The Intercollegiate Athletic Programs are governed by rules and guidelines set forth by the California Community Colleges Athletic Association and …

Articulation

Articulation is the process that connects two educational institutions in order to help students make a smooth transition from the community college to the college or university without having to complete duplicate coursework. During this process, courses at the community college are identified as being comparable to those in lower …

California Dream Act & AB 540

This site provides detailed information for students and College of Alameda faculty & staff about AB 540, the California Dream Act and links for undocumented students who may be interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Learning Resources Center (LRC)

Our mission is to provide centralized access to programs and services that are designed to assist students in succeeding in their academic endeavors, including the development of learning skills and attitudes for effective performance in the college environment as well as the enhancement of thinking abilities and knowledge base to provide instructional …

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

MESA is a peer and professional support community whose aim is to increase access and opportunities of success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields for first-generation, low-income, and under-represented college students.  MESA provides resources for students to develop essential academic and leadership skills to achieve success in school, career, …

Ex-Offender Services (New D.R.E.A.M.)

New D.R.E.A.M…..changes the game. Formerly known as “Project Open Gate”, New D.R.E.A.M. is a program that helps to assist the formerly incarcerated. We’ll ensure your way through the educational system that leads to a degree/certificate for gainful employment. Our ultimate goal is for each student to attain their actualization goals.

Programs & Services for Students with Disabilities (DSPS)

DSPS provides services designed to meet the unique educational needs of enrolled CoA students with documented disabilities.  Our professional staff works with each student to provide accommodations that ensure equal access to all academic programs, and to promote students’ independence so they may realize their academic potential and reach their …

Transfer Program / Center

The Transfer Center wants to provide you with the information and tools you need to transfer to a 4-year college or university as efficiently as possible. Here at College of Alameda, we know that the transfer process may seem intimidating to many students, particularly those who are the first in …

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is the department on campus that can help students with grants, scholarships, loans, or work study. These financial resources are usually provided by various sources such as federal and state agencies, colleges, high schools, foundations, and corporations. If you need help paying for the cost of attending college, …