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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.

NOTE: El Camino College requires all students (including K-12 students) to upload proof of COVID-19 Vaccination before they can register for On Campus/Hybrid classes. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

 

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 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 (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, 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 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 (can take 1-3 business days to create your student account)
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student, parent, 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

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

Popular Courses for Dual Enrollment

Also includes links to:

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

 

Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 term includes two Six-Week Sessions (June 20 to July 28, July 5 to August 11) and one Eight-Week Session (June 20 to August 11).

  • The Class Schedule for Summer 2022 is available online:
  • The last day to register for classes starting 6/20/2022 is Friday, 6/17/2022
  • The last day to register for classes starting 7/5/2022 is Friday, 7/1/2022
  • K-12 students looking to register as early as possible for Summer 2022 classes can complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment now!

 

Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 Semester is 16 weeks, August 27 to December 16, 2022.

  • The Class Schedule for Fall 2022 is available online:
  • Registration for Fall 2022 classes is now open!
  • K-12 students looking to register as early as possible for Fall 2022 classes can complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment now!

 

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

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 location (On Campus At El Camino College, Online, Live 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.

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.

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.)

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 earliest term you wish to start taking classes, i.e. Summer Session 2022 or Fall Semester 2022.

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 submit an application for admission, follow this guide:

Help to Submit 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 (and students in grades 11-12 wanting to dual enroll in Contemporary Health or Physical Education activity courses) 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 Form 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.

Ways to clear a prerequisite:

  • Math prerequisite? 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
  • English prerequisite? 12th grade students can also receive English placement from the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC.
  • 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 (fastest) or submit the Online Prerequisite Clearance Form (up to 5 business days).
  • 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 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 for the term
  • 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

El Camino College requires all students (including K-12 students) to upload proof of COVID-19 Vaccination before they can register for On Campus/Hybrid classes. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

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.
    • NOTE: Your registered online classes will not appear in Canvas until the instructor publishes the class or the first date of the class (whichever is first).
  • 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
Spring 2022 Hours
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