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Info for Students

Your future looks more promising than ever at El Camino College. The College has expanded the South Bay Promise to provide high school graduates with the opportunity to get their first and second years of enrollment fees waived.

The South Bay Promise creates a direct pathway to college and increases access, affordability, and success for all students and their families. It focuses on ensuring high school students feel prepared and ready to succeed in college.

Open to all students who enroll full time at El Camino College immediately after graduating from high school, the South Bay Promise offers two years of free enrollment. Additional benefits include:

  • Save more than $1,100 in enrollment fees during first year at El Camino College
  • Register for classes early with priority registration
  • Set an academic plan for success and receive personalized counseling
  • Receive free tutoring and other academic support services

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the South Bay Promise, you must: 

  • Enroll at El Camino after you graduate from high school (public, charter, private, or home schools)
  • Complete a financial aid application (FAFSA or California Dream Act) 
  • Register for a minimum of 12 units in both fall and spring semesters at El Camino
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the fall to be eligible for the Promise in the spring semester
  • Complete one math and one English class during your first year at ECC  


Applications for current high school seniors will become available later this fall.


Contact us at southbaypromise@elcamino.edu or 310-660-6464.