CVC Visiting Students

Welcome to BCC through the CVC-Exchange

Programs & Department Contacts:


California Virtual Campus (CVC)/

Tools for Success  

What is California Virtual Campus? Online Education Initiative is a comprehensive program incorporating effective practices and technology to significantly increase the number of college degrees earned in California. Can’t find the class that you need to fill out for your semester? Search through online courses offered by participating California Community Colleges.

How it Works  

. Search for online courses at CVC  

Find online courses at California Community Colleges other than your Home College.

.  Select your online courses at CVC  

Review online course information, share it, and save it for later.

.  Register for courses online at CVC 

Complete your online course registration and finish your general education requirements faster.


Everything you need to succeed  

Logging into your Account  

As a CVC Exchange student, you will be in our system with two email addresses. The one you use primarily for your coursework through Canvas will be your home college email. Your instructor may utilize tools within our system and that information would be emailed to your Berkeley City College email.

Navigating Your Course  

• You will access your Berkeley City College course through your home college Canvas account.

• Once logged in, you will see your Berkeley City College course in the course navigation.

• While you are in your Berkeley City College course in Canvas, you have access to the online resources below through the Berkeley College Portal:

• If you need help with course/educational planning, connect with a counselor at your home college at or (510) 981-5036

• If you need assistance accessing online services, contact the Student Ambassador Help Desk, visit BCC Student Ambassadors at, or call (510) 981-5012.

Admissions & Records  

•Visit Admissions & Records for contact information and office hours or email us at BCC-Admissions & Records

  • Include your name and Berkeley City College Student ID number in every email.
  • If you have questions about your residency status at Berkeley City College or believe there to be an error, contact your home school for more information.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)/Disabled Students Programs & Services  

If you receive academic accommodations (i.e., adjustments, auxiliary aids, or services) from the SAS/ DSPS office at your home college, those services do not automatically transfer to Berkeley City College courses. If you need accommodations for your course(s), follow the steps on the BCC SAS webpage. Please identify yourself as a CVC Exchange Student.

Financial Aid  

If you have been approved for or are eligible for federal financial aid at your home college, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your home college.

As a teaching school, students may still be eligible for a fee waiver. Most students qualify by applying for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or Dream Act.

Student Fees  

• Pay your Fees online

• For more information on: