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8-Week General Education Transfer Classes and Late Start Classes for Spring 2016

13 January 2016

Enrollment is Open Now for BCC  Spring 2016 Classess. Current Peralta students can login to their PASSPORT Student Centers and add classes.


Spring 2016 Semester: January 25, 2016 – May 27, 2016



BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule:

Please view our flipbook (click on the image below) or you can download the BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule PDF version (3 MB)

BCC 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook



BCC and District Enrollment Resources:


Search online on PASSPORT for classes – remember to change the Term to Spring 2016.


View the Spring 2016 Academic Calendar


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BCC Is Open During the Week But Will Be Closed on the Weekend of 23-24

3 January 2016

BCC will be closed on the weekend of January 23-24, 2016. Regular business hours resume on Monday, January 25, 2016, when classes begin for the Spring 2016 semester.




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Important Enrollment Info for RETURNING STUDENTS

2 January 2016

If you cannot login or add a class from your PASSPORT Student Center — you may be a “Returning Student”. Please read the example scenarios below. The District does not send “welcoming emails” to Returning Students when they re-submit (i.e. reactivate) their CCCApply application. The District only sends Welcome Emails to New Students when they create a new Peralta Student Account.


Example 1: If you submitted an application in Fall 2010 and did not attend any classes, you are a Returning Student and you must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your application through your CCCApply account. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


Example 2: If you submitted an application for Fall 2015 but never enrolled in any classes, you are a Returning Student. So you must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your CCCApply application. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


Example 3: If you took classes in the past but have not enrolled in any classes in the last 2 semesters, then you are a Returning Student. You must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your CCCApply application. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


After re-submitting your application, try logging in to your Peralta Student Account on PASSPORT ( It may take 24 hours. If you have trouble logging in and you cannot recover your login information using “Lost Password” (see Cannot Login to PASSPORT below), then send an email to that includes your full name, your Peralta Student ID #, and a description indicating you cannot recover your login information using Lost Password.


If you re-submitted your application and are able to login and go to your Student Center on PASSPORT, but you cannot add any Spring 2016 classes, then your next step is to check if you owe any fees (and pay them online), or meet with a counselor to clear any pre-requisites, or complete your assessment testing, or add yourself to the wait list for the class if the class is already full.


Cannot Login to PASSPORT:

If you forgot your PASSPORT User ID or Password, please see the following instructions:



Counseling Department Website (see information about drop-in visits) –


Assessment and Orientation Website (see assessment testing schedule) –


PASSPORT Login Assistance (send your full name and Student ID #, and describe the issue) –





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Maker Media Montage Exhibit & Celebration on Thurs., Dec. 17, 6-8 pm, Atrium

14 December 2015

You are invited to the Makers Media Montage, a two hour installation and celebration of artwork made by BCC students during the Fall semester. This showing will take place on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 6 – 8 pm in the Berkeley City College Atrium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.


Artwork from 10 courses including sculpture, drawings, and paintings will be showcased in the basement, and on the 4th and 5th floor halls. Tours led by faculty and students of each class’ work will occur at regular intervals. We hope to see you there!


View the Maker Media Montage flyer below:

Maker Media Montage Flyer


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UC Transfer Application Extension – Deadline Extended to January 4, 2016

6 December 2015

Community College transfer students will now have UNTIL January 4, 2016 to submit an application to the UCs for Fall 2016.


The UC Office of the President just released the following press announcement:


View the official press release document below:

Flyer for UC Transfer Application Extension


There have been questions about whether students who have submitted their application by the November 30th deadline would be able to go back to their application to make changes. The answer, unfortunately, is no, aside from changes to the student’s contact information. Students can, however, log back into their accounts and apply to more campuses if they wish; they cannot withdraw their application from one campus and change it to another. Please refer to the link below for more information:


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Spring 2016 Internships – Apply Now!

30 November 2015

Announcing internship positions in the Business, Computer Information Systems, Marketing, Multimedia Arts, Social Media, Accounting, and Economics fields. Most positions are in Berkeley; many within walking distance of Berkeley City College. Check the website regularly; new openings may be posted as late as January 22.


The students who are chosen for unpaid internships will need to enroll in Jayne Matthews’ COPED 451/B1/#20183 course for a minimum of one unit.


View details about these internship positions »


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BCC Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving Break, Thurs., Nov. 26 through Sun., Nov. 29

25 November 2015

Enjoy your time off! Have a happy holiday!

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UC and Most CSU Applications Due on Mon., Nov. 30

15 November 2015

Just a reminder: a few days are left before the UCs and most of the CSU applications for Fall 2016 admission are due on Monday, November 30th! Students are encouraged to submit their applications if they haven’t already done so. Also, if students have specific questions or their application is not functioning properly, please refer to the handouts below:


In addition, the Transfer Center will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Monday, November 30th (when the applications are due), so please plan accordingly.


UC Merced is offering opportunities for students to get real-time help on their University of California applications:

  • Personal Statement Webinar 24, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Ruben Lubers, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, will give writing tips and explain exactly what evaluators are looking for in the UC personal statement. Students should visit and click on the “Register Now” button next to the webinar description.
  • Live Application Help Chat 23 and 30, noon to midnight

UC Merced admissions representatives, evaluators, transfer advisors and current students will be chatting live, answering last-minute questions students might have about the UC application or the personal statement. Students can register here.


Jasmin Bomanjee

Interim Coordinator, Transfer & Career Information Center
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

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