Laney College

Welcome to the APASS Program

Welcome to the APASS Program

APASS Counseling Appointment:
To make an appointment with an APASS counselor please email us at with the following information:

1.) Name

2.) Student ID number

3.) Two times you are available to meet

(Please let us know if you prefer online, in person or phone – and also if you need a translator in Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, or Japanese)

Welcome back students!
Come check out some fun activities during the welcome week!

Oakland Lunar new year bazzar
Friday Jan 20 & Saturday Jan 21
10AM – 4PM
Come say Hi to the APASS team!

Happy new year!
Lunar new year is coming up.
Join APASS in the Laney quad to celebrate the year of the Rabbit together on January 26,2023 at noon.

East Bay Regional Leadership Academy
The Asian Pacific American Institute on Congressional Studies(APAICS) and the CA League of Cities is doing an East Bay Regional Leadership Academy on October 14th and 15th hosted at Laney College. These Regional Academies are geared towards people who might want to one day run for office, and include info on how to prepare them for about running for office as well as different subject matter workshop/presentations to symbolize how elected officials needs to learn about and  monitor a wide range of isseus.


APIA Scholarship
Application opens September 7th 2022
Application deadline January 19th, 2023
Apply at:
Application tips:











Due to excessive heat conditions week of 09/06/22, APASS services will be available mornings 8am-12pm and by remote. Please email us at if you have any questions.

Multicultural Day Welcome Week Fall 2022
Welcome back students!

APASS at Oakland Streetfest 2022
It was great seeing everyone at the Oakland Streetfest 2022!


















Oakland Streetfest is back!
Saturday & Sunday  8/20-8/21
Come and say Hi to APASS team!













One Stop Saturday


August 13 & 2o, 2022


















Fall is Free at Laney.

Classes begin August 22nd.

Register now for Fall 2022!


iEnroll Laney College 中文申请指导





We are seeking high school juniors and seniors to join our 5th Cohort for the Mobilize Youth Leadership Program in the Bay Area!

Please check out the 5-week Youth Leadership Program.

Apply here by July 1st, 2022






We will be closed on Fridays during the 4/10 Summer Work Schedule beginning Monday, June 6, 2022, through Friday, July 29, 2022. 

If you have any questions please email us:

Please join us on ZOOM for the 2022 APASS Virtual Graduation 
Friday, May 13, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom link:



Please join us for 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration 

February 4, 2020

10:30 am-11:30 am





AANAPISI Scholarship 2021-2022


The AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIA Scholars AANAPISI partner campuses

including Laney College!



Deadline to apply is November 10,2021!



2021 AANAPISI Week





Zoom link:

Public Sector Career Pathway Institute Summer Program

IMPORTANT: APASS counseling services are currently closed for the rest of the summer term and we will resume counseling appointments when Fall 2021 instructions begin at the end of August. Please check back on our website for updates later on! Thank you.


APASS invites incoming ESOL students to Summer Bridge 2021! If you are a new student in Fall 2021 and want to learn about counseling services, resources, and more we are here to help you in the transition process. We will have fun games and prizes available! Please see flyer below for details of this event. Please email us at if you have any questions.




Fri May 21, 2021 12pm – 1pm

Cloud Recording available HERE




DATE: 02/11/2021

TIME: Thursday 12 PM

ZOOM MEETING ID: 99225589695


One-Stop Saturday Virtual Enrollment Event

Saturday, January 23rd & 30th – 10am to 1pm

Have you started enrolling for spring classes?

Do you have questions about financial aid?

Not sure where to start? This is it!

Bring all your questions and meet with the experts and start enrolling into classes for spring 2021!

To better serve you, please have your application submitted prior to meeting with a specialist.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:



Professional Development Day on 10/20/2020

We will respond to emails from 3:00pm-4:30pm




Join us for the Chinese Moon Festival on Zoom 

Date: 10/01/2020

Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm

Come and participate to obtain Free Amazon gift card

Click on the link, and join us. We will see you there.  

2020 Moon Festival Flyer



For counselor appointments, email us to

Please include your name, student ID and at least two times you are available to meet with our counselor on Monday, Thursday, or Fridays. Thank you.


The free food giveaway programs at the Peralta Colleges we first announced in May and which now include all four colleges are certainly good news for students and the community.  And now the program is in the news!  Maaziq Madyun, a reporter for KRON TV Channel 4 recently stopped by the College of Alameda and filmed the following story, “East Bay grab-and-go lunch program helps fight food insecurity during pandemic,” which was broadcast across the Bay area. The story is also available online here:



Laney College APASS invites you to learn about the transition to community college and how we can support you in the process!

Learn About:

Passport, Canvas, Classes, Counseling, APASS & more!


TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 PM




Laney College Enrollment Services

Remote Peak Enrollment

  • Peak Registration Service Hours
  • Admissions & Records
  • Welcome Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Welcome Center
  • Enrollment Resources Help
  • Admissions & Records
  • Important Dates
  • Specific Types of Student Verifications
  • CalWORKs
  • Verifications
  • 42-11 Completion and Submission
  • Mandatory Orientation
  • Counseling
  • Types of services
  • Financial Aid
  • Types of Financial Assistance Available
  • Remote Student Services
  • Instructional Division Contact Info

Division of Enrollment Services

For the Department of Enrollment

Services Contact:

Cassandra Upshaw, Program Specialist

(510) 904- 2273

Remote Peak Enrollment: August 17th- September 4th. 2020

Admissions & Records: http://laney/edu/admission_records/

(510) 464-3101

Welcome center:

(510) 464-3540

Counseling Department:


Financial Aid Department:




Fall 2020 Peak Registration Service Hours

Admissions & Records Department and the Welcome Center

Week of August 17, 2020
Monday – Wednesday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Week of August 24, 2020
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm


8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Week of August 31, 2020
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm


8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Financial Aid Department

Starting the week of August 17, 2020 through the week of August 31, 2020

Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm


Contact us at:

Live Chat:

The Welcome Center

Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 6:30

Friday 8:00 – 4:00

Phone: (510) 464 – 3540  *Voicemail Only

Charles Bradford

Welcome Center –

Online Student Services

  • Assistance filling out the Laney Application:

  • Steps to Enroll:

  • Steps to High School Special Enrollment

  • Steps to Non-Credit Enrollment

  • Adding & Dropping Classes through your student Passport account
  • Assistance with completing the online financial aid application
  • Information on Learning Communities
  • Access your Unofficial transcripts through Student PassPort account
  • Assistance with Technical troubleshooting for:
  • Passport
  • Student Email
  • Canvas



A&R Offers the following Student Support Services

Enrollment Services

  • General Enrollment &Registration
  • High School Enrollment
  • Assistance Ordering Official Transcripts Online Service ONLY
  • Residency / AB 540
  • Appropriate Steps and Forms for Degree and Certificate Petitions
  • Ordering Duplicate Degree or Certificates
  • Add and Drop Classes

Verification Services

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Loan Forbearance
  • Housing Verification
  • Unemployment
  • Financial Aid for 4 Year Colleges
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Social Services (NOT CalWORKs)
  • Insurance Companies (Health and Car)
  • Government Verifications

Verification processed at the start of every semester requests returned within 5-7 days during peak

Contact us at:

Live Chat: Monday – Thursday 8:00 -6:30

Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Phone (510) 464 – 3101 *Voicemail Only

Admissions & Records Staff:

Rene Rivas

Margarita Pinilla

Tina Tobor

Angel Huang

Cliff Gibson

Peak Hours of Operation : Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Contact us at:

Live Chat:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 -6:30

Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Phone (510) 464 – 3101 *Voicemail Only

Admissions & Records Staff:

Rene Rivas

Margarita Pinilla

Tina Tobor

Angel Huang

Cliff Gibson

Important Information for Fall 2020

  • Fall Session Begins – Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Last day to ADD a class – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2020
  • Last day to DROP a class – Monday, Sept. 7, 2020
  • Last day to ADD a class with LATE ADD Petition – Tuesday,Sept.15, 2020
  • Last day to PETITION for AA/AS Degree – Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
  • HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE – Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 (Labor Day)
  • HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 (Veteran’s Day)
  • HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE – Th. – Sun, Nov. 26 –29, 2020 (Thanksgiving)
  • Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” – Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
  • Fall Session Ends – Friday, December 18, 2020

Peak Hours of Operation : Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


What is CalWORKs?

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program offers temporary cash aid, employment services and health insurance to eligible families who have children under age 19, if qualification criteria is met.

Who Qualifies?

  • Anyone receiving CalWORKs for themselves and at least one child.
  • If you want to know if you qualify for Laney CalWORKs services contact or visit your local county office.

Laney CalWORKs Students Benefits

  • Educational Counseling Services
  • Educational Financial Assistance
  • Book Vouchers
  • Referral Services


Schedule a mandatory orientation to receive:

  • Homework study time verification
  • Books and supplies request
  • School Verification
  • CALWIN Verification
  • Backpack from CalWORKs
  • Loan Laptop (if not provided by the county)
  • Sweat pants or hoodie

Schedule your TWO counseling appointments

Schedule to attend at least ONE workshop during the semester


During COVID-19 SIP students are to complete their 42-11 attendance forms via email and submit to their EC Online.

CalWORks Verifications services provided for:

*Alameda County

*Contra Costa County

*San Francisco County

*Marin County

( ALL documents returned within 24-48 hours after submission)

Contact us at:

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 6:00


Cynthia Alvarado

(510) 986 – 6923 *Voicemail only

Counseling services offered via phone or video appointments:

  • Selecting classes for the upcoming semester(s)
  • Approval to take excess units (Fall and Spring semesters only)
  • Checking and clearing prerequisites (including prerequisite challenges)
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) reinstatement
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • Reinstatement from Academic Dismissal
  • Student Education Plans (SEPs) for academic advising and financial aid appeals
  • Career and major exploration and assessment
  • Changing your major

EOPS Students contact the EOPS Department for assistance:

DSPS Students contact the DSPS Department for assistance:

Contact us at:

Via Phone or Video Appts:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 7:00

Friday 8:00 – 12:00 (noon)

Make your Appointments by calling:

Phone (510) 464-3152

Schedule your appointment online: g/schedule-counseling- appointment/

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Aid

  • Pell Grant
  • SEOG
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Loans

State Aid

  • Cal Grant
  • California College Promise Program (AB 19)
  • Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

Laney College Federal School Code for Financial Aid : 001266

Services Offered

  • Assistance with the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Support Completing the Dream Act
  • Aid Applying for Scholarships

• Peralta College Foundation (only awarded to Peralta Students)

• Help Applying for the California College Promise Grant bog-fee-waiver/

• Get SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) nancial-Aid-SAP-Steps-flyer.pdf

Contact us at:

Live Chat:

Monday & Thursday 8:00 – 4:30

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 – 6:30

Friday 8:00 – 12:00 (noon)

Phone (510) 464 – 3414

(510) 464 – 3346

*Voicemail Only
* For instructions on submitting documents please visit the financial aid website:

Financial Aid Staff

Mohamed Sovula – Krio
Financial Aid Placement and Assistant

Gwen Stalling
Financial Aid Placement and Assistant

Winita Tuzgi – Tigrigna

Student Employment Specialist

Kim Dinh – Vietnamese

Assigned to students with last names beginning with A, B, C

Quingxiu (Janice) Chen – Mandarin & Cantonese
Assigned to students with last names beginning with K, L, M

Michael Chambers

Assigned to students with last names beginning with D, W, X, Y, Z

Susan Liang – Cantonese

Assigned to students with last names beginning with J, N, O, P, R

Peter Nguyen – Vietnamese

Assigned to students with last names beginning with E, F, G, H

Thao Hoang – Vietnamese

Assigned to students with last names beginning with I, Q, S, T, U, V

Remote / Online Student Services

Admissions & Records

Welcome To Laney Admissions Online

Financial Aid

Recruitment, Assessment & School Relation

Basic Needs for-students/

Counseling Services


Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Disabled Students Programs & Services/SAS Home

Health & Wellness

Laney College Wellness Center




Veteran Services


Student Activities & Campus Life

Student Activities and Campus Life

Tutoring Support

Tutoring @ Laney

Learning Communities

Learning Communities


Laney College Library

Cashiers Office

Cashier’s Office

Distance Education

Online Education at Laney College

Emergency Support Grants services/emergency-aid-grants/

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center

Adult Education

Adult Transitions

Laney College Book Store


Remote / Online Student Services

Remote/Online Student Services

Instructional Department Staff

Interim College President

Rudolph (Rudy) Besikof, Ed.D.

(510) 464-3213

Interim Vice President of Instruction

Mark Fields, Ed.D.

(510) 464-3168

Executive Assistant, Vice President of Instruction

Casey Frahm
(510) 986-6908

Dean of Liberal Arts
Elizabeth (Beth) Maher
(510) 464-3221 or (904) 990-3364

Staff Assistant, Dean of Liberal Arts

Stephanie Le
(510) 464-3222

Staff Assistant:
Dean of Humanities and Social Science

Karen Tellegen
(510) 464-3250

Dean of Career and Technical Education

Peter Crabtree
(510) 464–3218

Senior Staff Services Specialist:
Dean of Career and Technical Education

Fang (Alisa) Huang
(510) 464-3246

Dean of Student Services

(510) 464-3393

Staff Assistant:
Dean of Student Services

Alejandro Gonzalez
(510) 986-6908

Dean of Mathematics and Science

(510) 464-3224

(510) 464-3102

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences


APASS Supports Black Live Matters




Although the APASS Office is currently closed to visitation, we will continue to provide services to support you.  If you need assistance with canvas, email, counseling, and canvass tutoring our staff is here to help you remotely.

To get in contact with us you can email

Laney COVID 19 Student Resources

Schedule Counseling Appointment




APASS is in partnership with ASLC to celebrate Lunar New Year.




Laney’s One-Stop Saturday enrollment event.


OHS Campus Tour

Over 100 Oakland International high school students came to visit Laney College. APASS is in partnership with Welcome Center to provide a tour for them.



Undocumented Student Week of Action

Ted Talk Discussion

“Actions are illegal, never people”




Laney College AANAPISI leads delegation to meet with U.S. Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein to emphasize the importance of passing the vote on the FUTURE Act.

Picture 1

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

Laney College AANAPISI Director Dr. David Lee, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris District Director Adam Mehis, Laney College Dean Dr. Mildred Lewis, Laney College students Huizhen Su and Jun Xian.


Picture 2

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Laney College  AANAPISI  Director Dr. David Lee, Mission College AANAPISI Director Brian Goo, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein District Director Jim Lazarus, Laney College Dean Dr. Mildred Lewis meeting this morning about support for FUTURE Act. Joined by Laney College students Huizhen Su and Jun Xian.



On Tuesday 09/24/19 President Tammeil Gilkerson and Mike Lok, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates East Bay Chapter hosted a press conference with AAPI elected officials in Laney College Quad.

#AANAPISI WEEK# is happening in this week! Come support us at 2 PM, September 24th​, in the Laney College Quad.


APASS Student Ambassadors helped the local community get registered to vote at Laney College Quad.



On September 12th, 2019, APASS hosted the 2019 Moon Festival at the Laney College Quad. Along with moon cakes, APASS celebrated the holiday by bringing the traditional Chinese Lantern Riddles game to students. The event was a great success which had over one hundred students participated.

A Call To Action

At the Peralta Colleges Spring 2019 Flex Day, on January 18, 2019, Robert Teranishi, UCLA Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, gave a speech entitled “A Call To Action”.

APASS Graduation Ceremony 2019

Welcome to Laney College


Student Success Completion Grant

Chinese version

What APASS can do for you?