All continuing students (those that attended the last major term of Spring or Fall) receive a registration appointment. New/returning students receive a registration appointment after submitting a new application. A student cannot register for classes until after the registration appointment date and time. Please check MyECC for the appointment date and time.
Schedule of Classes
The college publishes a Schedule of Classes listing the courses offered, general registration procedures and other important information. Schedules may be downloaded or picked up at locations throughout campus while supply last.
In compliance with Section 58108 of Title 5, California Administrative Code, priority registration will be implemented as follows:
I. Special registration assistance to the handicapped or disadvantaged students as defined by statute for the purpose of providing equalization of education.
II. Students will receive priority registration according to this ranking system and criteria:
General registration priority will be awarded as follows:
- First priority: continuing students.
- Second priority: new and re-admit students.
- One point for each unit completed at El Camino College Compton Center, plus one point for each unit in which he/she is currently enrolled (mid-term), with a maximum of 60 points.
- Points awarded according to the total units in current program after the 12th week, as follows: 0 to 3 units equals 0 points; 3.5 to 6 units equals 2 points; 6.5 to 9 units equals 4 points; 9.5 points to 15 units equals 6 points; and 15.5 plus units equals 10 points.
- A reward of 15 points to students for maintaining their original unit load from the start of the semester through the 12th week.
- A reward of 10 points to students with 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
- Day and evening programs are used to divide the student body into a day or extended day priority system. One or more day classes constitute a day program.
The early enrollment of students who meet one of these guidelines:
- Instruction program requires time off campus limiting the choice of class periods on campus.
- The instructional activity requires a block of time associated with scheduled classes for such activities as practice, meetings, counseling and off-campus travel.
- First semester F-1 visa student.
Continuous enrollment at El Camino College Compton Center constitutes enrollment in one or more classes each session, excluding summer and winter sessions. A student must remain enrolled in at least one course for sufficient time to receive a grade of "W".
The student's program of studies will vary according to individual need and objectives. There is no minimum but the maximum program for a semester (Fall and Spring) is 18 units without a physical education class and 19 units with a physical education class. The minimum full-time student program is 12 units per semester. For Winter term, the maximum program is 8 units and for Summer term the maximum program is 8 units without a physical education class and 9 units with a physical education class.
A student wishing to take more than the maximum units may file an overload petition at the Dean of Student Services Office. Students should have completed at least 15 transferable units in one semester with a 2.5 GPA and an overall GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for overload.
In addition to scheduled class hours, students should include in their weekly schedule the time necessary to study and prepare for classes. Each student is expected to spend two hours per week in study and preparation for each class hour per week in lecture courses.
Students who work in business or industry should reduce their total study programs in proportion to the demands of their employment and personal activities. If employment requires 40 hours or more per week, students would limit their study program to seven units or less each semester.
Evening students should arrange their class schedules to include not more than two nights each week since experience has shown that overtime work and personal activities interfere with a more extensive class schedule.
A student is defined as full-time if carrying 12 units or more during the regular semester (Fall and Spring) or four units during the summer session.
Veteran and War Orphan benefits under the G.I. Bill are based on 12 units for full subsistence; nine units for three-fourth subsistence; six units for half subsistence.
For automobile insurance and other insurance benefits, a student must be enrolled in 12 units.
Athletic eligibility is based on 12 units.
Student government eligibility is eight units.