High School Student Enrollment Info

Compton College Board Policy 5060 allows concurrent enrollment only to students who have successfully completed the 10th grade and are currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade. 

Click HERE for the High School Student Enrollment Process

11th - 12th Grade Students

  1. Apply for admissions online and submit the Concurrent Enrollment Form for each semester.
  2. Complete mandatory New Student Orientation in person or online via MyCompton. 
  3. Clear any prerequisites for the classes prior to registering for classes by Level Up Survey and meet with a counselor.
  4. Register for classes on designated day and time.

Students Who Have Not Completed 10th Grade

Students that have not completed the 10th grade prior to the start of the term must gain the permission of the appropriate academic Division Dean that oversees the department in which the student wishes to take a class. The student must take to the Dean: letters of support from both a parent and the high school principal (not a high school counselor); a copy of their high school transcript; cleared all required prerequisites, if any; and for classes for which recommended preparation is English 101 (college level English), the students must take the assessment test and at least assess into English A and English 84. If approved to enroll, students need to submit to the admissions office the concurrent enrollment form along with the additional documentation provided to the Division Dean. 

Students Who Wish to Enroll in a Third Class

Students who wish to enroll in a third class must get approval from the Director of Admissions and Records.  Students must schedule a meeting with the Director and bring: a copy of their school transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), a letter from their high school principal on school letterhead specifically naming the classes the student is allowed to take, and a letter from the parent explaining how the student will benefit from enrolling at Compton College. The Director of Admissions and Records may approve or deny the student's request to enroll in a third class, but not to exceed 11 units during the term. 

Students Enrolling in a Class With a Math or English Prerequisite

Students wishing to enroll in a class with a math or English prerequisite will need to take the Level Up Survey and meet with a counselor.  High school counselors cannot clear prerequisites for college courses. 


Enrollment fees are waived for California residents.  However, non-residents, out-of-country,  and out-of-state students must pay the appropriate tuition.  Please consult the current class schedule for tuition requirements.  Classification as out-of-country or out-of-state is automatically determined during the online application. A student must complete the Residency Petition in order to change classification. Click here for more information on Residency.  

Concurrent Enrollment

Compton College will admit qualified 11-12th  grade students who have the ability to benefit by enrolling concurrently in college classes while still in high school.  Students must fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Form and submit it to the Admissions and Records Office.  By law, Compton College may restrict K-12 enrollment based on any of the following: age, grade, academic preparation, seat availability or registration priority.

Compton College will grant college credit for completed coursework.  Students should consult their school counselor and/or school district policy on enrolling in college classes to earn high school credits or dual credit.

Students- When you enroll in classes at Compton College, you are considered a college student and are expected to act accordingly.  Please familiarize yourself with policies, procedures, the college calendar, and your rights as a student by reading the class schedule and purchasing a college catalog from the Bookstore.

Parents- When your child enrolls in classes at Compton College, you lose some rights afforded to you by the K-12 system.  According to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act),  any business you conduct on behalf of your college student must be with the student's written consent . A Release of Information Form must be on file in order to access your child's educational records. K-12 students enrolled in college are considered college students, whether they are a minor. 

Course Restrictions- High school students are not allowed to enroll in PE classes for summer and winter sessions and may only be allowed to enroll in PE classes during the fall and spring semester with permission of the academic Dean of Physical Education.  High school students may not enroll in Contemporary Health 1. 

Registration Priority

Applying to Compton College does not guarantee a seat in a class.  Registration priority is given to continuing students first, followed by new and returning students, and then K-12 students.  K-12 Students must go through the application process each semester that they are enrolled as a concurrently enrolled student.


  • Academic Affairs (Vice President): 310-900-1600 x 2131
  • Admission and Records: 310-900-1600 x 2050; admissions@compton.edu 
  • Assessment Center: 310-900-1600 x 2830
  • Counseling: 310-900-1600 x 2076
  • Outreach & Relations with Schools: 310-900-1600 x 2763; outreach@compton.edu 
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