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South Bay Promise

The South Bay Promise Welcome Reception

Check-in will start at 5:00pm at the Marsee Auditorium located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA, 90506. Parking will be free in parking Lot J, K, H and Lot L. Please note, any vehicles in red reserved spots may be cited.

As a friendly reminder, guests will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative CLIA certified COVID test completed within the last 72 hours. Those who are unable to provide proof will need  to take part in on-site testing which takes about 20 minutes.

For any questions regarding this event please email southbaypromise@elcamino.edu.

 


What We Promise

South Bay Promise logoYour future looks more promising than ever with the South Bay Promise.Apply Now

If you’re a first-time, full-time college student we’ll waive your first and second year enrollment fees. The South Bay Promise does not waive Non-Resident Tuition (Per-unit fee for students who aren't California residents). Please note, if your granted an AB 540 exemption, the South Bay Promise will waive your first and second year fees.

You’ll also get personalized services and counseling to make sure you graduate in two years with the degree you need.

  • Enrollment fees paid for the first two years (up to 30 units) – a savings of $1,110 or more!
  • Priority registration your first semester.
  • Access to English and math courses in your first year.
  • Participation in a Student Support & Success Program.
  • Personalized Support & Success Program orientations.
  • Borrow a Surface Go Laptop via Laptop Loan thanks to our Foundation.
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Students
$1,100+
Enrollment fees saved
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Student Support & Success Programs

Getting Started

The South Bay Promise application for Fall 2022 is now close. Please check back in October for important updates and information for the next school year. Thank you!

 

Step 1: Apply for admission.
Step 2: Complete and submit a South Bay Promise Application
Step 3: Renew or submit your  FAFSA or California Dream Act application
(Please note, any corrections or updates to the student’s FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, must be made prior to the start of the fall semester to ensure that verifiable financial aid information is available at El Camino College. If the South Bay Promise cannot verify the students financial aid information, the student's enrollment fees will not be paid for by the South Bay Promise and the student will no longer be eligible for the program).
Step 4: Complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC
Step 5: Complete the New Student Orientation
Step 6: Meet with an El Camino Counselor to create an Educational Plan
Step 7: Connect with an approved South Bay Promise Student Support & Success Program or Pathway (requirements and application deadlines vary). See below for a list of approved South Bay Promise Programs or Pathways.
Step 8: Register for a minimum of 12 units for both fall and spring semesters. (If you are registered with the Special Resource Center on campus and have been approved, then you are only required to take 9 units for both fall and spring semesters).

 

 

 

To stay on board with the South Bay Promise program, you must:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Renew or submit a valid  FAFSA or California Dream Act application each academic year.
    (Please note, any corrections or updates to the student’s FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, must be made prior to the start of the fall semester, Saturday, August 27, 2022, to ensure that verifiable financial aid information is available at El Camino College. If the South Bay Promise cannot verify the students financial aid information, the student's enrollment fees will not be paid for by the South Bay Promise and the student will no longer be eligible for the program).
  • Register for a minimum of 12 units for both fall and spring semesters. (If you are registered with the Special Resource Center on campus and have been approved, then you are only required to take 9 units for both fall and spring semesters).

Julieta O. Arámburo, Director
jaramburo@elcamino.edu

Ananda Williams, Administrative Assistant
awilliams@elcamino.edu

Approved Student Support & Success Programs

Get a head start and reach out to these programs by clicking the links below - they'll help you work through the application process, eligibility reviews, and upcoming information sessions.

 

Info for Students

Find out what the South Bay Promise program can do for you as a first-time college student.

Info for Parents

Learn about the benefits of the South Bay Promise program for your student.

Be a Community Partner

Invest in the future of our students by supporting the South Bay Promise program.

 

Questions? Contact Us

South Bay Promise

Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Email southbaypromise@elcamino.edu

Call (310)-660-6464

Text (310) 650-7780