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Registration Procedure

Each student is required to have a registration appointment before being permitted to register. Registration appointments, called Ticket Times, are issued by the Admissions and Records Office and indicate the day and hour after which students may register. Students may check their "Ticket Time" on MyCompton. Students must register on the date and time indicated or any time thereafter in accordance with the published registration schedule.

If a class does not have available seats a student may be placed on the waitlist. Students on a waitlist for a class must check their Compton College email daily to find out if a space becomes available in the class.  If a space becomes available, an email is sent to the student giving them a specified time to register for the class. The waitlist time periods are listed below:

  • 48 hours to add the class for Winter and Summer classes, and
  • 72 hours for Spring and Fall classes. 

Log into the MyCompton portal and select “Register” to add the class to the schedule.

Waitlisted students admitted to the class must pay those class fees by the same deadlines listed above, or they will be dropped from all classes at Compton College.



Please note: Registration is available via MyCompton.


Searchable class schedule showing open & available classes



Enrollment in courses and programs may be limited to students meeting properly established prerequisites and corequisites.
Enrollment may also be limited due to the following: 

A. Health and safety considerations

B. Facility limitations

C. Faculty workload

D. Availability of qualified instructors

E. Funding limitations

F. Constraint of regional planning

G. Legal requirements imposed by statutes, regulations, or contracts

H. Course Repetition (AR 4225 - Course Repetition Procedure)


Enrollment Priorities - Board Policy 5055

All courses of the District shall be open to enrollment, subject to a priority system that may be established. Enrollment may be limited to students meeting properly validated prerequisites and corequisites, or due to other practical considerations.

The President/Chief Executive Officer is responsible for establishing procedures defining enrollment priorities, limitations, and processes for student challenge, which shall comply with Title 5 regulations.

Reference: Title 5 Sections 51006, 58106, 58108; AR 5055 - Enrollment Priorities (listed below)

Registration Priorities

During registration periods, the following registration priorities shall be followed:

Tier One

  1. Eligible students in Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS, and CalWORKs Groups
  2. Eligible students in groups approved by the Board of Governors. (There are currently no approved groups)

Tier Two

  1. Eligible students in District designated groups.
  2. Eligible In-district new students.

Tier Three

  1. Eligible continuing students.
  2. Eligible Non-district new or returning students.

Tier Four

  1. Other new or returning students.
  2. K-12 dual enrolled students.

Tier Five

  1. Continuing students with 100 or more earned units.
  2. Continuing students on probation for two consecutive terms, and reinstated dismissed students.

Students within each tier will be prioritized randomly. Eligible new students in Tiers One, Two, and Three must have completed orientation and developed a student educational plan to receive priority registration. Students should contact Veterans' Services, Foster Youth, DSPS, CalWORKs or EOPS to receive information on qualifications for these programs and eligibility for priority enrollment.

Tier One - Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS, and CalWORKs, and Board of Governors Designated Priority Groups

  • Veterans - Any qualified member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Foster Youth - Any student qualified to participate in the Foster Youth Program.
  • DSPS - Any student qualified to participate in and who receives services from DSPS.
  • EOPS - Any student qualified to participate in and enrolled into the EOPS program.
  • CalWORKs - Any student qualified to participate in and enrolled into the CalWORKs program

Tier Two - District Designated and In-District New students.

The student cohorts in Tier Two are members of a cohort approved by the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees to receive priority registration. For the purposes of priority enrollment, these groups shall be treated equally. Students in this Tier must meet the deadlines and requirements of the District. The approved cohorts are listed below and shall be updated, as needed, by the Director of Admissions and Records.

-- District Designated Priority Groups:

  • Associated Students (Student Government)
  • Athletes
  • First Year Experience
  • Honors Transfer Program
  • Compton Promise
  • AB540
  • Homeless

-- Eligible In-District New Students - Refer to Compton College Fact Book and attached document for In-District schools.

Tier Three - Continuing Students and Non-district new and returning

  1. Any continuing student not disqualified from receiving priority registration by other sections of this procedure.
  2. A continuing student is a student who continues enrollment without a break of enrollment of a primary term (fall or spring).
  3. Other Eligible New/Returning Students
    • Other eligible Out-of-District new students
    • Eligible returning students

Tier Four - Other New and Returning Students who have not completed one or more of the required activities in the timeframe determined by the District, and K-12 Dual Enrollment students.

  1. Other “in-district” students who have attended another college, but are new to Compton College
  2. Out-of-district new students
  3. Students returning to Compton College after a break in enrollment
  4. New students that do not complete orientation and/or an educational plan
  5. K-12 Dual Enrolled Students Assignment of the registration appointment time for K-12 concurrently enrolled student is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each K-12 dual enrolled student shall be assigned a registration appointment time based on the submission date of all required documents for admissions (application for admissions, K-12 dual enrollment form, and other documents required by law, regulation, and District policy).

Tier Five - Students on probation for two consecutive primary terms; have reached the 100-unit limit; or have been reinstated following dismissal. Students in this category shall be prioritized randomly.

  1. Probation: Continuing students who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive primary terms.
  2. One Hundred (100)-Unit Limit.
    • Continuing students who have earned one hundred (100) or more degree applicable semester units
    • Exemptions from 100-unit limit: Units for non-degree applicable English as a second Language or basic skills courses are exempted from the 100-unit limit.
  3. Reinstated from Dismissal
    • Students who have been reinstated following dismissal. Students would have been dismissed for the following: academic dismissal, progress dismissal, or both academic and progress dismissal.
    • Dismissal does not include students who have been expelled or suspended for disciplinary reasons.


Continuous Enrollment for Priority Registration

Continuous enrollment is defined as enrolling at Compton College at least one semester, (excluding summer and winter terms) each academic year and receiving a letter grade, "W" (Withdrawal), CR/NC (Credit?No Credit, or Pass/No Pass on the transcript. (BP 4100.1 - Catalog Rights)

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