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El Camino College is now accepting applications online for the following terms:


Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018

This online application process is for new or returning students. Students continuing from an immediately preceding term need not apply.

  • High school students concurrently enrolled in high school and El Camino College must apply every term.

  • If you are a prospective F-1 Visa student outside of the United States or an F-1 Visa student currently studying in the United States - - DO NOT complete this application. You must contact the International Student Program directly by email: or telephone: 310-660-3431.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Note:  If you have submitted an online application to El Camino College Compton Center you do not need to submit another application to El Camino College.  You are cleared to register for classes at both locations.  If you are applying for financial aid, please contact the first campus you applied to. 

Important Application Instructions:

  • In order to submit an online application, you must have an active email address.
  • It is important to REQUEST official transcripts from previous colleges attended. Please have transcripts sent to the address below, attention: Admissions and Records Office. El Camino College does not accept transcripts issued to students or other second parties. All transcripts MUST be sent directly from the other colleges or universities to El Camino College Admissions and Records Office. In most cases, a high school transcript is not needed.
  • In order to clear a prerequisite, you will need to bring an unofficial transcript to the counseling office. For counseling information, please call 310-660-3593, ext. 3458.

El Camino College
Admissions & Records Office
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA  90506




(866) 352-2646



(310) 660-3818



 Begin Application for El Camino College

New Student Information:

Within one to two business days (weekends and holidays excluded), after submitting your application, the Admissions Office will process your application and send an email to you with information and your El Camino College Student ID Number. You will need this ID number to proceed through the steps to enrollment.


Semester Information

(Semesters & Sessions)

Term Dates

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Class Schedule

Fall 2017

August 26 - December 15, 2017

November 1, 2016

Full Class Schedule

Winter 2018

January 4 - February 6, 2018

July 1, 2017


Spring 2018

February 10 - June 8, 2018

July 1, 2017


Special Programs:

Students applying for the programs listed below may have additional admissions requirements. Click on the following program links for more information:

High School Students
High school students planning to enroll concurrently for classes should apply and submit all required documents before the semester begins.

International Student Program
If you are a prospective F-1 Visa student outside of the United States or an F-1 Visa student currently studying in the United States - - DO NOT complete this application.

Nursing Program 
Distance Education
Financial Aid

Fee Payment Deadlines:

All student fees must be paid in full at both El Camino College and El Camino College Compton Center by the deadline posted in the class schedule or students will be dropped from all classes at both locations.

Upon completion of your online application, you will receive an email from the Admissions & Records Office with your El Camino College student ID number. Please log into MyECC from to set up your MyECC account, using your ECC student ID number.

Last Published 8/16/17