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Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission

Take the first step - it's fast and easy! Complete and submit your free application online.

  • New and returning students (those with an absence of two consecutive primary terms: fall or spring semesters; excluding summer and winter terms) must complete an online application for admission.
  • A Student ID number will be issued and emailed upon completion of the online application.
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and trade schools attended must be submitted by those schools to the El Camino College Records Office. Students applying for Advanced Placement credit must submit official high school transcripts.
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Apply Online

Financial Aid (recommended)

Need help paying for college? Apply for financial aid!


Have questions? Online and in-person orientations provide an introduction to academic programs and support services to help you succeed.

  • Orientation is offered online via MyECC, and in person by scheduling a New Student Orientation with the Counseling Office. Appointments are made online through MyECC.
  • New Student Orientation


Improve your chances for success! Testing helps ensure proper placement in math and English and allows you to advance more quickly to your goals.

  • Testing must be completed before registering for classes.
  • No appointment necessary for English, ESL (Part 1) and math placement tests.
  • Available by appointment only: chemistry, ATB (Ability to Benefit), and ESL (Part 2) tests.
  • Assessment/Testing Center

Educational Planning

Focus on your goal! Meet with a counselor and complete an educational plan to identify classes that are required to complete your certificate, degree or transfer program.

Register for Classes

Ready to register for classes? Log in to MyECC and register online for classes on or after your assigned appointment time.

Completion of the Steps to Enrollment is required for priority registration eligibility.

Last Published 4/11/17