Counseling Department


Welcome to the Laney College Counseling Department

3rd Floor of the Tower Building
900 Fallon Street,  Oakland, CA 94607
510-464-3152 or 3154


Counseling Department Regular Schedule: Spring 2018

Monday: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 12:00noon

Counseling department schedule is subject to change,
please call 510-464-3152 or 3154 for the latest updated schedule.

Please see 2 options to see a counselor: Appointment or Drop in 


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Prerequisite Clearance Process Information

Clear Prerequisites before your registration date!

Before your online registration date, please check to see if your class has a prerequisite. Prerequisites must be cleared prior to enrollment. Plan ahead and take care of this as early as possible to avoid waiting in a long lines and possible delays to your enrollment in important classes.

You are automatically cleared if:

  • You are currently enrolled in the appropriate prerequisite course at Laney College or any other Peralta College.
  • You have completed the appropriate prerequisite course at Laney College or any other Peralta College.

If prerequisite course was completed at another college/university:

  • Fill out the “Laney College Prerequisite Clearance Form” and drop it off in the Laney College Counseling Department located in Portable 1. Forms CAN be faxed. Do not email forms.
  • You must attach proof of course completion (transcripts with a grade of “C” or better) to the form. For out of state and private universities/colleges, you may also need to provide supporting documentation (course descriptions or outlines).
  • Your petition will not be reviewed if transcripts/documentation are not attached and/or if the Prerequisite Clearance form is incomplete.
  • Please allow a minimum of 1-2 working days for processing time.
  • You will only be contacted if your prerequisite clearance request is denied. An email notification will be sent to you.

Because classes fill up very quickly, it is recommended that you take care of this as soon as possible to avoid possible delays to your enrollment in important classes.

~Laney College Prerequisite Clearance Request Form


Laney College Student Success & Support Services Exemption Process
(ENROLLMENT HOLD ) – 2 types of Exemptions see below

By State regulation, all matriculating first time students are required to identify a program of study (major), complete an orientation, take assessment tests to determine appropriate course placement, and meet with a counselor to develop an education plan. These are the mandated Student Success and Support Program components (Orientation, Assessment, & Education Planning/Counseling). However, you may be exempt from assessment if you have completed it at another accredited institution. Fill out the “Release of Enrollment Hold-Exemption from Assessment” form.

*ATTACH ALL DOCUMENTS: failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your paperwork.

In addition, you may request exemption from ALL the Student Success and Support program requirements because:

1.You have already earned an Associate’s degree (AA/AS) or higher from an accredited college or university.

2. You are or will be a student at a non-Peralta Community College and are taking a course to satisfy a course requirement at your primary college (i.e., taking an intersession class).

3. Your educational goals do not include: transferring to a college/university from a Peralta Community College, attainment of a certificate or degree from a Peralta Community College, or career development.

4. You are enrolling in courses that are mandated for employment or in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards

Complete the Exemption from All Student Success & Support Program Services Form if you DO NOT intend to participate in Orientation, Assessment, and Education Planning/Counseling. Although your chances for success in college are greater if you participate in all of the Student Success and Support Services (SSSP) components (Orientation, Assessment, & Education Planning/Counseling), you may be exempt from any or all of these services if you meet the criteria listed below. If you are exempted from these services, you may still participate at a later date.

Reminder: if you opt out of these services, you will NOT obtain priority registration for the following term.

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