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Registration Appointment
Each student is required to have a registration appointment before being permitted to register. Registration appointments are issued by the Admissions and Records Office and indicate the day and hour after which students may register. Students who complete the admission requirements may check their appointment time on MyECC.
Students must enroll on the date and time indicated or any time thereafter in accordance with the published registration schedule.

Schedule of Classes
Before the registration period for each semester or session, the college publishes a Schedule of Classes listing the courses offered and general registration procedures. Schedules are available online at and may also be obtained at the Bookstore for a nominal fee. A searchable class schedule showing open and available classes is also available online.

Registration Time Allowance
In compliance with Section 58108 of Title 5, California Administrative Code, priority registration will be implemented as follows:
Registration Time Allowance

A. All students may register on or after their scheduled registration appointment time, but not before.

B. All students must register by the published deadlines and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the District. If a student fails to meet these deadlines or to follow the District's policies and/or procedures, the student will not be allowed to register for the course. A student who attends and participates in a course without proper registration will neither receive credit nor a grade for that course and the backdating of registration will not be considered by the District unless the student can prove that he/she properly registered in a timely manner and it was a college error that caused the registration to fail.
A hold against a student (dean, fee, dismissal, etc), a failure by the student to apply for admissions, a failure by the student to meet prerequisites or corequisites, an unapproved course overload, a K-12 form or process not properly executed, an admissions hold (residency, AB 540, missing data, etc) not resolved by the student in the manner and timeframe proscribed by the District shall not be considered to be college error. A student will not be allowed to enroll in a class if there is any time overlap with another class.

A student may not be allowed to enroll in a class if the enrollment violates any of the repeat rules as set forth in Title 5 or in the El Camino College policy and procedure on repeats. Attending and participating in a course without registration, does not constitute college error.

For the complete El Camino College Board Policy and Procedure for Priority Registration, please see Board Policy 5055 and Administrative Procedure 5055.

Registration Priorities
During registration periods, the following registration priority shall be followed:

A. Eligible students in Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS, and CalWorks Groups- See Tier One Students

B. Eligible students in Title 5 sanctioned groups (none at this time)-See Tier Two Students

C. Eligible students in District designated groups- See Tier Three Students

D. Eligible in-district new students- See Tier Four Students

E. Eligible continuing students- See Tier Five Students

F. Eligible non-district new or returning students- See Tier Six Students

G. Other new or returning students-See Tier Seven Students

H. K-12 concurrently enrolled students- See Tier Eight Students

I. Continuing students on probation for two consecutive terms and/or continuing students with 100 or more earned units- See Tier Nine Students

J. Reinstated dismissed students- See Tier Ten Students

Students within a continuing student tier will be prioritized by units earned at or through El Camino College and/or the El Camino College Compton Center. The more units earned the higher the priority up to an earned unit limit of under 100. Continuing students with the same earned unit value will be prioritized randomly.
Students within a new/returning student tier will be prioritized by the submission date of their application for admissions. New/returning students who applied on the same day will be prioritized randomly.
Eligible new students in Tiers One, Two, Three, Four and Six must have completed orientation, assessment, and developed student education plans. Students should contact Veterans' Services, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS, CalWorks or one of the district designated groups to receive information on qualifications for those programs and eligibility for priority enrollment.

A. Tier One Students- Veterans and Foster Youth

1. Veterans - any qualified member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States.

2. Foster Youth - any student qualified to participate in the foster youth program.

3. DSPS - any student qualified to participate in and who receives services from DSPS.

4. EOPS - any student qualified to participate in and enrolled into the EOPS program.

B. Tier Two Students- Sanctioned by Title 5 per the California Community College Board of Governors: none at this time.

C. Tier Three Students- District Designated Priority Groups
The student cohorts in Tier Three are members of a cohort approved by the El Camino College Board of Trustees to receive priority registration. For the purposes of priority enrollment, these groups shall be treated equally.

D. Tier Four Students- Eligible In-District New Students

1. Any eligible new (first time) in-district student at El Camino College or the El Camino College Compton Center

2. Students in this Tier must meet the deadlines and requirements of the District

3. See the El Camino College fact Book for In-District high schools
Note: students who were enrolled concurrently in high school and El Camino College in the past are not returning students, but new students.

E. Tier Five Students- Continuing Students

1. Any continuing student at El Camino College or the El Camino College Compton Center not disqualified from receiving priority registration by other sections of this procedure.

2. A continuing student is a student who continues enrollment at El Camino College or the El Camino College Compton Center without a break of enrollment of a primary term (fall or spring).

F. Tier Six Students- Other Eligible New/Returning Students

1. Other eligible Out-of-District new students

2. Eligible returning students

G. Tier Seven Students- New/Returning Students who have not participated in or more of the required activities (orientation, assessment, development of an education plan) and in the timeframe determined by the District.

1. Other "in-district" students who have attended another college, but are new to El Camino College

2. Out-of-District new students

3. Students returning to El Camino College after a break in enrollment

H. Tier Eight Students- K-12 Concurrently Enrolled Students
In accordance with the California Education Code, concurrently enrolled students must be assigned low enrollment priority in order to ensure that these students do not displace regularly admitted students. Assignment of the registration appointment time for a K-12 concurrently enrolled student is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each K-12 concurrently enrolled student shall be assigned a registration appointment time based on the submission data of all required documents for admissions (application for admissions, K-12 concurrent enrollment form, and other documents required by law, regulation, and District policy). Failure of a K-12 student to apply and submit all required documents by the deadline by the College shall result in that K-12 student being denied admissions and subsequent registration for that term.

I. Tier Nine Students- On probation for two consecutive primary terms or have reached the 100 unit limit. 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. 100 Unit Limit - a. Continuing students who have earned one hundred (100) or more degree applicable semester units at El Camino College or the El Camino College Compton Center; b. 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.

J. Tier Ten Students- Reinstated from Dismissal

1. 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

2. Dismissal does not include students who have been expelled or suspended

*Important Information regarding enrollment priority
Attention Students on Level 2 Probation- Effective with the Summer/Fall 2014 registration cycle, California State law mandates that students on two semesters of academic or progress probation loose priority registration. If you are on the second level of probation and find there were extenuating circumstances you may file an Enrollment Priority Appeal Form. You must complete the appeal form – typed not handwritten. You must meet at least one of the six conditions specified and submit the appeal form and ALL supporting documentation by the deadline indicated. Forms submitted after the deadline, not typed, or missing supporting documentation will not be considered. The decision of the college is final.

Continuous Enrollment for Priority Registration

Continuous enrollment at El Camino College and ECC Compton Center constitutes enrollment in the most recent previous semester per academic year, excluding summer sessions. A student must remain enrolled in at least one course for sufficient time to receive a grade of "W" or a letter grade.

Unit Limitations
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 Summer, the maximum program is 9 units without a physical education class and 10 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 at El Camino College and or El Camino College Compton Center with a 2.75 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.

Definition of Full-Time Student

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.





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1111 E. Artesia Blvd
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Tel: (310) 900-1600
 Last Updated On: 4/14/14