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Dual Enrollment in El Camino College Classes

Introduction

This page is for students in grades K-12 planning to take college classes found in the El Camino College Class Schedule before graduating high school.

K-12 students taking classes offered in partnership with their high school should instead refer to Dual Enrollment at your High School.

Enrollment fees are waived for K-12 students who complete the Steps for Dual Enrollment! Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks or course materials (See How much do classes cost for Dual Enrollment students?).

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 (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application Form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature (typically takes 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (typically takes 1-5 business days, depending on method used)
  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 eligible for Dual Enrollment in El Camino College classes.

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

  1. Apply for Admission (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application Form with student, parent, high school authorized signature and required Division Dean Approval (typically takes 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (typically completed by division at same time Division Dean Approval is granted)
  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 (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application Form with student, parent, and high school authorized signature (typically takes 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (typically takes 1-5 business days, depending on method used)
  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 eligible for Dual Enrollment in El Camino College classes.

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

  1. Apply for Admission (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application Form with student, parent, high school authorized signature and required Division Dean Approval (typically takes 1-3 business days to process your form)
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (typically completed by division at same time Division Dean Approval is granted)
  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

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

Popular Courses PDF

Also includes links to:

Use the links below to view which of these courses are available during upcoming terms.

 

Summer 2024

The Summer 2024 Term includes two Six-Week Sessions (June 17 to July 25, July 1 to August 8) and one Eight-Week Session (June 17 to August 8).

  • The Class Schedule for Summer 2024 is now available online! Search Classes Online
  • Registration for Summer 2024 classes begins May 13. The earliest that K-12 students can register will be on Thursday, May 16. 
  • K-12 students must complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment before they can register for Summer 2024 classes

Important notes for Summer!

  • Submitted Dual Enrollment Application Forms for Summer 2024 may take up to 5 business days to process. We are receiving a large amount of forms and are working with our Admissions & Records Office to have them processed by the start of registration. 
  • Your grade level for Summer 2024 is the same as for Fall 2024. Circle the correct Grade Level on your Dual Enrollment Application Form at the bottom of Section I.
  • If the last time you enrolled in classes was Summer 2023 or earlier (missing Fall 2023 and Spring 2024), then you need to apply again for admission to the Summer 2024 Term (Step 1) before your form can be processed.

 

Fall 2024

The Fall 2024 Semester is 16 weeks, August 26 to December 14, 2024 (with some 8-week classes).

  • The Class Schedule for Fall 2024 is now available online! Search Classes Online
  • Registration for Fall 2024 classes begins May 20. The earliest that K-12 students can register will be on Thursday, May 23.
  • K-12 students must complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment before they can register for Fall 2024 classes
    • NOTE: Submitted Dual Enrollment Application Forms for Fall 2024 may not be processed until we are closer to the start of registration. Thank you for your patience.

 

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

Class Schedules

The Class Schedule displays a list of all El Camino College classes offered during a term. Use the Search Classes Online tool to find class sections and view the number of seats available and class type (On Campus At El Camino College, Online, Hybrid, etc.)

Open Class List

The Open Class List is an easy way to see all class sections with seats still available. Use the pull-down menus at the top to filter by term, course, department, start time, etc.

Online Bookstore

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

Program Pathways Mapper

The Program Pathways Mapper is an online tool that can display all of the courses needed to complete a degree or certificate. Select a meta-major and then a degree or certificate to view the classes which a sample student could take to achieve that educational goal.

Catalog

Use the Catalog to view degrees and certificates, transfer pathways, and 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.

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, holidays, 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 have already applied for a previous term, and not missed consecutive fall and spring semesters, proceed to Step 2. Students need to apply for admission again if they do not register for classes for consecutive fall and spring terms.

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Apply for Admission

If this is your first time applying, you will first create an OpenCCC Account. Take your time and enter all identifying information carefully.

Once created, use your OpenCCC account to start a new application for El Camino College. Make sure to apply for the earliest term you wish to start taking classes, e.g. Summer Term 2024 or Fall Semester 2024.

K-12 students need to select a College Enrollment Status of "enrolling in high school (or lower grade) and college at the same time."

For help to submit your application for admission, follow this guide:

Help to Apply PDF

You will be sent your Welcome Email (with ECC Student ID Number and access to MyECC) 1-3 business days after you submit your application. Follow instructions to sign into MyECC for the first time.

NOTE: Students need to apply for admission again if they do not register for classes for consecutive fall and spring terms — and also to take classes as a college student after graduating high school.

 

To provide an extra layer of security, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is required for all El Camino College students and employees. 

MFA is used to verify your account when signing into MyECC from an off-campus location. This also affects access to Canvas, your @elcamino.edu email address, and other apps.

Students who have not enrolled in MFA may experience these messages when using MyECC while off-campus.

Screen showing "More information required"     Screen for Microsoft Authenticator

What students need to do

If you encounter any issues or have any questions, our ITS Help Desk is here to help! Please contact them for assistance:

  • helpdesk@elcamino.edu
  • (310) 660-6571
  • ITEC Building, Room 140
    Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

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. Signatures cannot be typed —all parties must draw their signature using pen, mouse, or touchscreen.

Students in grades K-10 (and students in grades 11-12 wanting to dual enroll in Contemporary Health or Physical Education activity courses) also need to obtain Division Dean Approval on their Dual Enrollment Application Form.

This form is also where K-12 students indicate the courses for which they would like to register, e.g. History 102 and Mathematics 150. See How many classes can I take through Dual Enrollment?

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Download PDF Form

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

K-12 Form Help PDF

To submit your form

It usually takes 1-3 business days to process your form, but it can take longer during peak times like the start of registration.

NOTE: Students do not receive a notification when their form is processed – instead any K-12 form warnings will disappear from MyECC. Students can also view their course permissions in MyECC under REGISTER FOR CLASSES > Register Here > Add Auth, Petitions & Waivers.

 

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

Ways to clear a prerequisite:

  • Math prerequisite (up to MATH 190)? 11th-12th grade students can complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC to receive math placement on their account.
    • For math clearance above MATH 190, email AP Exam scores or other college transcripts to math@elcamino.edu instead.
  • English prerequisite? 12th grade students can also receive English placement from the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC.
    • 11th grade students must complete the Supplemental English Placement Form. Please note that in most cases students must have completed 11th grade by the start of the class to receive English placement.
  • Other prerequisite? Students using high school transcripts, AP Exam scores of 3, 4 or 5, or other college transcripts to clear a prerequisite can show them to an Express Counselor online or in-person (fastest) or submit the Online Prerequisite Clearance Form (up to 5 business days).
    • Dual Enrollment Zoom Counseling is also available Monday and Friday afternoon. Please see our Help & Events page.
  • Students in grades K-10 receive prerequisite clearance at the same time they obtain Division Dean Approval.

For help to clear a prerequisite, follow this guide:

Prerequisite Help PDF

 

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

K-12 students can register for any class section of the course(s) listed on their Dual Enrollment Application Form with seats available.

The last day to register is the day before the Start Date of the class.

  • On or after the Start Date, the only way to register is with Authorization to Add from the instructor of a class. How do I add a class?

Here is a guide to help you Search for Classes and then Register for Classes using MyECC:

Help to Register PDF

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

 

  • Check your registered classes in MyECC. On the REGISTER FOR CLASSES card, click My Class Schedule.
    • Registered classes will show a green checkmark and display "Registered, but not started" until the class starts (as below).
      Registered, but not started screen
    • Waitlisted classes will show a brown checkmark and display "Waitlisted" (as below). NOTE: The number Waitlisted is not your position on the waitlist. It is the total number of students on the waitlist.
      Waitlisted
  • Check your account balance in MyECC. On the PAYMENTS & FEES card, click How Much Do I Owe? K-12 students who have completed the Steps for Dual Enrollment should see an amount due of $0.00.
  • Use the Online Bookstore to look up and purchase any required textbooks/instructional materials for your class(es).
  • Check your @elcamino.edu email address regularly. Go to outlook.com/elcamino.edu in your web browser, or add your @elcamino.edu email address to your computer/mobile device as an Office365 account.
  • If you registered for an Online or Hybrid 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.
    • NOTE: Your registered classes will not appear in Canvas until the instructor publishes the class, or the first date of the class (whichever is first).
    • For more information about Online or Hybrid classes, see How do Online and Hybrid classes work?
  • 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.

 

Enrolled courses and grades earned will appear on your El Camino College transcript for college credit.

  • NOTE: Final grades are submitted by instructors up to 7 days after the End Date of the class, and only then become visible on a student's El Camino College transcript.

Any and all high school credit is determined by your high school. Each high school sets their own policies and procedure to obtain credit, but commonly involves submitting your El Camino College transcript after you receive your final grade.

Your unofficial transcript is available at any time in MyECC. This is sometimes enough to submit to your high school to receive high school credit.

Academic Profile Card

If your high school (or other institution) requires official transcripts, you can order those from the Transcripts & Records webpage to be sent directly to those institutions.

NOTE: We recommend students check their unofficial transcript first, so that you know what courses/grades are included on your official transcript prior to ordering.

 

  • View our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common Dual Enrollment questions, including:
    • How many classes can I take through Dual Enrollment?
    • What if a class I wish to take is waitlisted or closed?
    • Which language course is right for me?
    • What is a support section?
  • We host regular Zoom Help for K-12 students, virtual Information Sessions for prospective students and parents, and more on our Help & Events webpage
  • Watch videos at Dual Enrollment Success Camp
  • Email us at dualenrollment@elcamino.edu
 

Questions?

Dual Enrollment
Summer 2024 Hours
Monday-Thursday
9:00 am-5:30 pm
Closed Fridays
Library 167 (north side of Distance Education Center)