Paying for college can be intimidating. With the South Bay Promise from El Camino College, you can ease the burden on your bank account and get your degree in two years – guaranteed.
If you’re a first-time, full-time student (enrolling after your senior year of high school), we’ll 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.
|Step 1:||Apply for admission.|
|Step 2:||Complete and submit a South Bay Promise Application|
|Step 3:||Submit a FAFSA or California Dream Act application|
|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).|
The application for the fall 2021 South Bay Promise is now closed. Applications for current high school seniors will become available later this fall.
To stay on board with the South Bay Promise program, you must:
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.
Find out what the South Bay Promise program can do for you as a first-time college student.