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Timeline for New Students


Stay on track to becoming a new El Camino student. We’re here to help you complete the steps needed to start your college education. 

Use the resources on this page as a roadmap that leads you to your first day of classes. 

Timeline for New Students Starting Fall 2021

  • Apply for Admission for Summer 2021 online!
    • Summer 2021 application opens October 1, 2020.
    • Make sure to include your social security number (if you have one) on your application to avoid issues with financial aid and/or residency misclassification.
    • Receive your 7-digit ECC Student ID Number and MyECC login information in 1-2 business days. Check your email!
  • 2021-22 Financial Aid applications also open October 1, 2020.
  • Contact your high school’s College & Career Center to find out when El Camino will be at your campus.
  • Login to your MyECC to complete English and Mathematics Placement Survey
  • Apply online for the South Bay Promise! Make sure to review all application requirements

Happy New Year!

  • The fall semester is around the corner!
    • Pay your fees before the drop for non-payment deadline
    • Purchase your parking permit (optional)
    • Take your Student ID Card photo and purchase your textbooks
  • Semester begins Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Weekday classes begin Monday, August 23, 2021

Questions? Contact Us

Office of Outreach and School Relations

Student Services Building, Room 150