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AA-T/AS-T Petition Verification is Required for CSU – See a Counselor Before March 10; Other Degree/Certificate Petitions Due by March 17

8 February 2017

ADT Petition Deadline flyer

Are you a student who has applied to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for Fall 2017 and will be completing your Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) this semester? If so, please make a Counseling appointment before March 10, 2017, to petition for your degree. 

The March 10, 2017 deadline is extremely important for those students who indicated on their CSU application that they will be completing an AA-T/AS-T. The CSU campuses ask BCC to verify that these students will be receiving this degree. 

This CSU process requires students to make an appointment to file their AA-T/AS-T petition with the Counseling Department. The petition must be completed by March 10, 2017. 

The deadline for filing petitions with the District for AA-T/AS-T degress (other than for CSU), for AA/AS degrees, and for certificates is March 17, 2017.


For Petition forms, please visit the Counseling Department’s Petition Deadlines page. 

For Counseling Department drop-in hours and contact information, please visit the Counseling Department.


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BCC Will Be Closed Feb. 17, 18, 19, & 20 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

8 February 2017

BCC will be closed over the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend from Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20. Classes resume on Tues., Feb., 21, 2017.

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A Promise to Our Community

6 February 2017

Berkeley City College, formerly Vista Community College, embraces a vision and values which allow all members of our college community to grow and thrive.  The college was founded on the premise that all are welcome to our learning community and we are first and foremost committed to this.  The foundations of our success as a center for learning originate in our diversity and in our respect for each other, our love of knowledge, education and collaboration, in our commitment to civic engagement and to social justice, and to lifelong learning for everyone.  All are welcome to join us and grow as we learn and thrive together.  We will steadfastly uphold these values which guide our college community, even in these challenging times.


President’s Message on Election 2016

Berkeley City College Academic Senate Resolution

Peralta ESOL Advisory Council (PEAC) Statement in Support and Affirmation of Our Students


BCC Promise Image showing our rich ethnic and cultural heritage




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Get Your Questions Answered About Immigration & Visa Issues – Thurs., Feb. 2, @ College Hour in Rm 33

1 February 2017

Sean Brooke, Director of International Education for Peralta District, will be on hand to answer questions about immigration and visa issues related to the executive order on immigration. The information session will be held at BCC on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, in Room 33.

Sean is a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, where he interpreted, applied, and enforced an intricate field of Immigration & Nationality Law. He later went into private practice where he represented clients on a variety of immigration matters.

Please RSVP for this event at:

For questions, please contact Thomas Torres-Gil, DSO, International Program Manager, at


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Last Day to Add/Drop Regular Session Classes – Sun., Feb. 5, 2017

30 January 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017, is the last day to Add a regular session class.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, is the last day to Drop a regular session class and receive a refund and without a “W” appearing on transcripts. For more information and for short-term or late-start courses, please visit “2017 Spring Refund Drop Deadline Schedule“.


Continuing Students may enroll in classes now through their PASSPORT Student Center or in person at the BCC Admissions Office, 1st floor.


New and Returning Students may apply/re-apply for admissions now — to learn more please go to “Apply & Enroll Now at BCC 


Spring 2017 Semester: January 23 – May 26, 2017


Check out our online and hybrid course offerings!

View course flyers for Spring 2017.


Additional Registration Resources:

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BCC’s Spring 2017 Internship Program Has Opportunities For You!

20 January 2017

Berkeley City College’s internship program is growing and has opportunities for you!

Find unpaid (and some paid) one semester internship opportunities for Spring 2017 on the web page below:


Important dates:

Positions are filled as quickly as possible, so apply NOW!

February 2, 2017: Last day for students to apply.
February 3, 2017: Last day for companies to make their selections.
February 6, 2017: Students selected for unpaid internships must enroll in COPED 450 or 451 and attend the first class meeting on February 6, 2017. The class is a late start hybrid. It meets three times and lasts 14 weeks.

Questions? Go to the internship program website. If more questions, contact:
Jayne Matthews

(510) 981-2913


Download the internship flyer below:

Internship flyer

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Annual Budget Forum with Vice Chancellor Little, Wed., Feb. 1, 12:15-1:20 PM

20 January 2017

Vice Chancellor Little and BCC Director Shirley Slaughter will present the Mid-Year Budget Forum in the BCC Auditorium on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 12:15 – 1:20 PM. Please join us!


Forum Flyer

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Enroll in your BCC Spring 2017 Classes on Super Saturdays: Jan. 21 & 28, 9am – 1 pm

17 January 2017

Super Saturday flyer


Enroll in your spring classes and get on-the-spot one-on-one help at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

  • Ask for help with Admissions and Registration
  • Talk to a Counselor
  • Find Out How to Get Financial Aid
  • Enroll in Your Classes
  • Find a Major
  • Hear about BCC’s Student Services

For details and a class schedule, visit, phone (510) 981-2805


Information on Super Saturday Flyer:

Did you know higher education can increase your earning potential by half a million dollars over your lifetime?

Start Your Future Now!

Peralta Community Colleges will be open on Saturdays, January 21st & January 28th, 2017, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, to help you get started in college for 2017!

Student Services: All enrollment services will be open at each college campus: Assessment, Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, and the Cashier’s Office.

Registration: Continuing and Returning students are welcome to come to campus and enroll in classes!

Apply Now: New Students don’t miss this opportunity to register for classes at

Berkeley City College: 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, 510-981-2800,

Merritt College: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, 510-531-4911,

College of Alameda: 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, 510-522-7211,

Laney College: 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, 510-834-5740,

For more information, visit or call 510-587-7875


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