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Path to Enrollment

Apply for Admission

Take the first step – it’s fast and easy! Complete and submit your free application online.

Begin Application for El Camino College

  • New and returning students (those with an absence of two consecutive primary terms: fall or spring semesters; excluding summer and winter terms) must complete an online application for admission.
  • A Student ID number will be issued and emailed upon completion of the online application.
  • Prerequisite Clearance – If a student believes a course taken at another college or university meets the prerequisite for an El Camino College course in which he/she wishes to enroll, the student may submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form and appropriate documentation for review by clicking here.
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and trade schools attended must be submitted by those schools to the El Camino College Records Office. Students applying for Advanced Placement credit must submit official high school transcripts.
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Apply Online


Financial Aid (recommended)

Need help paying for college? Apply for financial aid!



Have questions? Online and virtual orientations provide an introduction to academic programs and support services to help you succeed.

  • Orientation is offered online via CANVAS and virtually via Zoom by scheduling a New Student Orientation with the Warrior Welcome Center.
  • Virtual orientations will take place through a Zoom Meeting, and a link will be provided to students 24-48 hours in advance. Please check your emails for information regarding the link, start/end time, and materials you will need.
  • New Student Orientations do run for approximately 1-hour. Please be ready to log-in to the Zoom Meeting 10 minutes before the start time; and students will not be allowed to enter 5 minutes after it begins.


Assessment and Placement

Improve your chances of success! The placement survey ensures proper placement in math and English courses to help you to advance more quickly to your goals.  

  • The English and mathematics placement survey must be completed before registering for classes and can be found on your MyECC homepage
  • Available online by appointment only: English as a Second Language (ESL) Part 1 and Part 2 tests
  • No appointment needed for online Chemistry Placement Exam
  • Assessment and Placement


Educational Planning

Focus on your goal! Meet with a counselor and complete an educational plan to identify classes that are required to complete your certificate, degree or transfer program.


Register for Classes

Ready to register for classes? Log in to MyECC and register online for classes on or after your assigned appointment time.


Completion of the Steps to Enrollment is required for priority registration eligibility.