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


Fall 2017 Counseling Department Schedule 

Monday 8:00AM-4:30PM

Tuesday 8:00AM-7:30PM

Wednesday 8:00AM-7:30PM

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 


New Student Process

Steps for Student Success

  1. Apply For Admission Online

Log into CCCApply Online Application Choose Laney College

Check email for 8-digit Student ID # – 10XXXXXX

For additional help and information visit our Welcome Center in A-101

Apply for Financial Aid at: www.fafsa.ed.gov (Choose Laney College Financial Aid Code: 001266)

  1. Complete Mandatory Online Orientation

Log into Online Orientation (Print/Save – Certificate of Completion)

Submit to Assessment Center prior to taking the assessment test.

  1. Bring Your Transcript

High school, College Graduates or completed college level Math/EnglishPlease bring an unofficial transcript (within last 10 years apply to high school transcript) to the Laney College Counseling office in the Laney Tower building on the 3rd floor to see a counselor.

  1. Complete Assessment

*If you do not have an unofficial transcript or have not completed a Math/English in college

Schedule Assessment Test :( English, Math, ESL Placement) Online

By phone: (510) 464-3259 or Email: laneyassessment@peralta.edu

In person: Welcome Center in A101

  1. See a Counselor

Complete your Educational Plan by seeing a counselor at the Counseling Center. You can schedule an appointment by calling 510-464-3152, or going online at www.LaneyCounseling. You can also drop-in during office hours.

  1. Enroll in Classes

You can enroll in classes online at PASSPORT or in person at the Welcome Center A-101

  1. Pay Your Fees

Don’t forget to pay your fees online or in person at the Bursar’s Office, Building A, Room A-201

  1. Get Your Student Identification Card

Bring a valid picture ID and your current class schedule as proof of enrollment to Welcome Center in A-101


Pre-requisite Clearance Request

(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 line and possible delays to your enrollment in important classes.

Please read the “Pre-requisite Clearance Process information” before submitting the 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.

Please note:


Other Student Services and Programs at Laney College




View Your SARSGRID Online(For Counselors only)