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New Compton College Applicants


You should have already received an email with your new Compton College student I.D. number and email account.

Student Email and MyCompton Portal

As a Compton College student, you are assigned a free student email account through Microsoft's Office 365 for Education. Your student email address acts as your login to your Office 365 account and the MyCompton portal.

MyCompton is our online portal that allows you to view your registration date, register for classes, access your student email, add or drop classes, purchase a parking permit, pay fees, view your financial aid status, and much more.

You are required to activate your Office 365 account in order to log into the MyCompton portal, where you may register for Summer 2019 classes (and subsequent semesters) and access additional Student Services.

Click on MyCompton link to activate your Office 365 account: MyCompton

Temporary Password

Your temporary password for Office 365 is a capital "A" followed by a lowercase "a" combined with your birthdate - "YY" (last two digits of the year), "MM" (for the month), and "DD" (for the day), followed by an exclamation point: AaYYMMDD!

For example, if your birthdate is January 6, 2009, your temporary password is Aa090106!


Canvas is available via the MyCompton portal. Login and click on the CANVAS tile.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the PASSPORT TO CANVAS  tutorial online.
Canvas Student Guide is also available if you need steps on how to a do a specific item such as a Discussion, Quiz, etc.

For more information regarding Canvas, Distance Education and online courses, please refer to the Compton College Distance Education webpage.

Register for Classes

  1. Select "Register for Classes" and select the appropriate term.
  2. Once you find a course and select ADD, it will show the course in your Summary with a status of "Pending." To process the request, press SUBMIT.
  3. If a linked discussion or lab section is required, please ensure all linked sections are in your Summary before you click SUBMIT. If there is room in the class, and you meet all requirements, the course status will now read "Registered."
  4. Select "Schedule and Options" to view your final class If you would like to print your schedule or email yourself a calendar invite, use the icons at the top right.

Refer to the fee payment deadlines published in the class schedule to avoid being dropped from all of your classes.

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