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Dual Enrollment in El Camino College Classes

This page is for students in grades K-12 planning to take college classes found in the El Camino College Class Schedule while still in high school. Enrollment fees are waived for K-12 students who complete the Steps for Dual Enrollment!

The steps for K-12 students to take El Camino College classes are similar to the steps for college students. Select a tab below to see an overview of the Steps for Dual Enrollment.

Overview by Grade Level

NOTE: Students are considered to be in 11th grade when enrolling for the summer following 10th grade.

Students in grades 11-12 can take almost any course offered by El Camino College with few restrictions.

  1. Apply for Admission (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature (can take 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (can take 1-2 business days)
  4. Register for Classes (online)

Steps 1, 3, and 4 are the same as college students.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

Students in grades K-10 need to complete an additional step to obtain Division Dean Approval to be able to take El Camino College classes.

Some courses are limited only to students who have completed the 10th grade (see Course Restrictions).

  1. Apply for Admission (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature and required Division Dean Approval (can take 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (can take 1-2 business days)
  4. Register for Classes (online)

Steps 1, 3, and 4 are the same as college students.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

NOTE: Students are considered to be in 11th grade when enrolling for the summer following 10th grade.

Students in grades 11-12 can take almost any course offered by El Camino College with few restrictions.

  1. Apply for Admission (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature (can take 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (can take 1-2 business days)
  4. Register for Classes (online)

Steps 1, 3, and 4 are the same as college students.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

Students in grades K-10 need to complete an additional step to obtain Division Dean Approval to be able to take El Camino College classes.

Some courses are limited only to students who have completed the 10th grade (see Course Restrictions).

  1. Apply for Admission (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature and required Division Dean Approval (can take 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (can take 1-2 business days)
  4. Register for Classes (online)

Steps 1, 3, and 4 are the same as college students.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

View Available Classes

Fall 2021

We are currently in the middle of the fall semester.

  • The Fall 2021 Semester is 16 weeks, August 28 to December 17, 2021.
  • It is now past the last day to apply for admission for Fall 2021 or register for Fall 2021 classes.

 

The next available terms are the (optional) winter session and the spring semester.

Winter 2022

The Winter 2022 Session is only 5 weeks, January 3 to February 3, 2022. K-12 students are limited to 1 course for winter. 

Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 Semester is 16 weeks, February 12 to June 10, 2022. Weekday classes begin Monday, February 14.

K-12 students can complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment for Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 now! K-12 students looking to register as early as possible need to complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment by the above registration start dates.

Here are important links to help students find class sections with seats available and to learn more about El Camino College courses.

NOTE: Some courses are limited only to students who have completed the 10th grade. Some courses have prerequisites which students must clear before they can register.

Class Schedules

The Class Schedule is a list of El Camino College classes offered during a term. Use the Searchable Class Schedule to find class sections and view the number of seats available and instructional method (Online, Live Online, On Campus At El Camino College, etc.)

Online Bookstore

K-12 students taking El Camino College classes are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks/instructional materials and optional parking permit. Check the Online Bookstore to view required textbooks/materials by term and class section.

Catalog

Use the Catalog to view detailed information about every course offered by El Camino College, including a course title, description, prerequisites (if any), number of units, and CSU/UC transferability.

Popular Courses for Dual Enrollment

A list of popular courses for Dual Enrollment by grade level.

Academic Calendar

Important dates for each term can be found on the Academic Calendar, including the first day to register, date classes begin, deadlines to drop, and date classes end.

Steps for Dual Enrollment

K-12 students must first submit an online application for admission to El Camino College.

(If you already have an ECC ID Number and have not missed consecutive fall and spring semesters, proceed to Step 2.)

Apply for Admission

If this is your first time applying, you will create an OpenCCC account, then use it to start a new application for El Camino College.

Take your time and enter all identifying information carefully. Make sure to apply for the correct term you wish to start taking classes, i.e. Fall 2021.

K-12 students need to indicate that they are "enrolling in high school (or lower grade) and college at the same time."

For help to complete the application for admission, follow this guide:

Help to Complete the Application

You will be sent your Welcome Email (with your ECC Student ID Number and access to MyECC) 1-3 business days after you submit your application.

NOTE: Students who miss consecutive fall and spring terms need to apply for admission again.

K-12 students need to submit a completed Dual Enrollment Application form for each term they wish to take classes.

This form needs to be signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and a principal or counselor at the student's high school. Students in grades K-10 need to also obtain Division Dean Approval on their Dual Enrollment Application form.

This form is also where K-12 students indicate the 1-2 courses for which they would like to register, i.e. Psychology 101 and Mathematics 150.

Download Dual Enrollment Application Form

We've created these instructions to help complete the Dual Enrollment Application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader or by printing and scanning:

Dual Enrollment Application Help

Email completed forms as an attachment to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu for processing. It can take 1-3 business days to process your form.

Some courses have prerequisites which students must clear before they can register: List of courses with a prerequisite.

Common ways for students in grades 11-12 to clear a prerequisite:

  • Complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC
  • Email transcripts to the appropriate Academic Division
  • Submit AP Exam Scores

For help to clear a prerequisite, follow this guide:

Prerequisite Clearance Help

 

After Steps 1-3 are completed, you are ready to register for classes online using MyECC!

  • You can register anytime on or after your Registration Appointment
  • You can register for any class section of the course(s) listed on your Dual Enrollment Application form
  • The last day to register is the Friday before the class begins

There are new tools to Search for Classes and Register for Classes in MyECC. Here is a guide to help you register for classes:

How to Register for Classes

See Page 5 to learn how to view your course permissions on file after your Dual Enrollment Application form is processed.

  • Check your account balance in MyECC. In the Self-Service Menu, click Financial Information, then click View Account and Make Payments. K-12 students who have completed the Steps for Dual Enrollment should see the message "No account balance to pay."
  • Use the Online Bookstore to look up and purchase any required textbooks/instructional materials for your class(es).
  • If you registered for an online class, your Canvas account will be created for you automatically (usually overnight). Make sure you can sign into Canvas before the start of the class.
  • Check your @elcamino.edu email address regularly, as this is where all official communication from El Camino and/or your instructors will be sent. You can even add your @elcamino.edu email address to your smart phone/mobile device.
  • Make sure to review the Academic Calendar to learn important information about the term, including the Last Day to Drop Without Notation on Permanent Record and Last Day to Drop with a 'W' should you need to drop a class.

 

Questions?

Dual Enrollment
Fall 2021 Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 am-5:00 pm