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Special Notice: Due to the mandated “Shelter in Place “, Laney Admissions and Records Office is closed for in-person services until May 29, 2021. Please click here to check out the Laney Admissions and Records website for more information about assistance during this time. 

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General Admission:

      1. How do I become a student at Laney College?
        You will first need to create an OpenCCC account (if one has not already been created) to complete and submit our online admission application through OpenCCC. Click here to go to our General Admission/Enrollment Information page for more information about the registration and enrollment process.
      2. If I have attended another college or university, do I have to submit my transcript to attend Laney College?
        We do not required you to submit transcripts from other institutions to become a student at Laney. However, if you wish to use those outside credits to clear prerequisites or to apply for a degree or certificate at our school, you will need to submit either an unofficial or official transcript. Please click here to consult with one of our counselors for more details.
      3. How many units do I need to enroll in to be consider full-time?
        During the spring or fall semester:
        12 units or more is full-time
        6-11 units is part-time
        5 units or less is less than half-time
        During the summer term:
        10-12 units is full-time
      4. How do I add or drop a class through my Passport/student account?
        Click here to go our Enrollment Resource page and check out our step-by-step instructions on how to add with or without a permission number or drop a class.
      5. Can I enroll in classes for the upcoming semester, if I owe fees for the current or past semesters?
        No, all fees owe for past semesters or current semester need to be paid before enrolling for the upcoming semester.
        If you cannot paid all your fees at once, click here to check out the Installment Payment Plan option, under this contract you will be able to enroll in classes.

High School Special Enrollment:

      1. What do I need to do in order take classes at Laney College as a high school student?
        You will need create an OpenCCC account (if one has not already been created) to complete and submit our online admission application through OpenCCC. After, you need to submit a completed High School Special Enrollment form to the Admissions and Records Office via laneyadmissions@peralta.edu. Click here to go to our High School Student page for more information about the high school registration and enrollment process.
      2. If my high school counselor signs the Special Enrollment form, do I still need his/her initials next to my selected classes under the Authorized Class Schedule Selection?
        Yes, the counselor will need to provide both a signature and their initials in the required designated areas.

Other Special Enrollment:
(Middle School, Elementary and Adult School Students)

      1. What do I need to do in order take classes at Laney College as a Special Enrollment student?
        You will need create an OpenCCC account (if one has not already been created) to complete and submit our online admission application through OpenCCC. After, you need to submit the completed appropriate Special Enrollment form to the Admissions and Records Office via laneyadmissions@peralta.edu. Click here to get the appropriate form and more information about the registration and enrollment process.

Degree/Certificate:

      1. I have finish or is in progress to finish my degree/certificates, how can I obtain my degree and/or certificate?
        You will need to petition for your degree or certificate, this process is started with the counselor and finalize and approved by the Admissions and Records Office. Click here to go to our Degree/Certificate page, where you can find the appropriate forms, deadlines and step-by-steps instruction on how to begin the process.
      2. How soon can I petition for my degree and/or certificate?
        You can petition within the same semester you are finishing your degree/certificate’s requirements. Please consult a counselor to check if you have met the requirements to petition or to check on your progress toward meeting requirements.
        Also, click here to check our Degree/Certificate page to see the petition submission deadlines for the current and upcoming semesters in the academic year.
      3. Can I petition for more than one degree and/or certificate?
        Yes, as long as you meet the requirements for each major, you can petition for multiples degrees and certificates during a semester. Consult with a counselor to see what you qualify for.
      4. How can I order a duplicate of my degree or certificate?
        Click here to go our Degree/Certificate page to get instructions on requesting a duplicate.

Enrollment Verification:

      1. How can I obtain an Enrollment Verification?
        Click here to obtain our Enrollment Verification Request form and submit to laneyadmissions@peralta.edu.
      2. How early can I submit an Enrollment Verification?
        Verification can only be requested for current or past semesters. If you wish to request one for a semester which has not started, please submit on the first day of that semester or after. If we receive a request for a semester(s) which has not officially started, it will not be process and we will not be responsible for keeping tracks of early submissions.
      3. How long does an Enrollment Verification take to process?
        5 to 7 business days. We will do our best to process requests quicker than our regular processing time, but during peak registration requests will take 5 to 7 business days.
        Note:  One-day processing is not an option, therefore make sure to submit requests within a reasonable time-frame that take into account our processing time.

Non-Admissions Questions:

    1. How can I apply for or the check the status of my financial aid?
      Click here to check out the Financial Aid Office page for more information.
      Special Notice: Due to the mandated “Shelter in Place “, Laney Financial Aid Office is closed for in-person services until May 29, 2021. Please click the above link to Laney Financial Aid Office website for more information about assistance during this time.

Welcome!

The Peralta Community College District college campuses and the district office will remain closed through May 29, 2021.
However, we are dedicated to our students and will continue to provide admissions services remotely.

Need help with enrollment or other admissions services?
Email us at laneyadmissions@peralta.edu.

Office hours for email and live chat*:
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00am to 6:30pm

Make sure to explore our website as it includes ton of information and resources that you may find helpful during this pandemic crisis.

Be safe!

Laney A&R Team

*Live Chat hours may differ from email's office hours.