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Applying and Enrolling

Applying and Enrolling


You can apply anytime!

To begin, go to the Welcome center at Laney (on Fallon by the flag pole) and apply to the college (Building A, Room 101).  There is plenty of staff to help you through the process.

**For more information, go to the Welcome Center in room A-101 at Laney College or call 464-3259

You can also apply and enroll online:

Steps To Enroll @ Laney

If you have not taken a class at Laney, Alameda, Merritt or BCC in 2 years, you need to “apply” again.

If you are a returning student, you can enroll in classes now or soon.  Go to Passport click on “Student Center” and see “Enrollment Dates” on the right side.

To see a list of classes, go to Peralta.edu and click “Schedule of Classes” on the left


The ESL Department offers an orientation for new students before the placement test.   After the orientation, new students will take the placement test.  Placement tests are administered in the Welcome Center in A101.  An  ESL instructor will be at the orientation to meet new students and help with the new placement test. This test has grammar, vocabulary and writing parts.  We will give you the test on computers.  But, don’t worry.  When you come to the orientation, we will teach you how to use the computers if you need help.  Then when you come back to take the placement test, you will know how to do it.

Step 1: Make appointment for an orientation to the ESL program and placement test at the Welcome Center.  Room A-101 / 464-3259.

The orientation is one hour and the test is one hour, so expect to stay 2-1/2 hours

Step 2: After the test, make an appointment to see a counselor for class placement.

The counselor will help you look at your test scores and choose classes:




  • Arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Bring Identification with you.
  • All electronic devices must be off during the test.
  • No visitors or children
  • No food or drinks