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El Camino College
Application for Admission

El Camino College is now accepting applications online for the following terms:

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020

Begin Application for El Camino College

This online application process is for new and returning students. Including those with an absence of two consecutive primary terms: fall or spring semesters; excluding summer and winter terms.  Students continuing from an immediately preceding term need not apply.

High school students concurrently enrolled in high school and El Camino College must apply every term.

  • If you are a prospective F-1 Visa student outside of the United States or an F-1 Visa student currently studying in the United States - - DO NOT complete this application. You must visit the International Student Program webpage.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Important Application Instructions:

  • In order to submit an online application, you must have an active email address.
  • It is important to REQUEST official transcripts from previous colleges attended. Please have transcripts sent to the address below, attention: Admissions and Records Office. El Camino College does not accept transcripts issued to students or other second parties. All transcripts MUST be sent directly from the other colleges or universities to El Camino College Admissions and Records Office. In most cases, a high school transcript is not needed.
  • In order to clear a prerequisite, you will need to bring an unofficial transcript to the counseling office. For counseling information, please call 310-660-3593, ext. 3458.

El Camino College
Admissions & Records Office
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA  90506

Phone: 866-352-2646
Fax: 310-660-3818


New Student Information

Within one to two business days (weekends and holidays excluded), after submitting your application, the Admissions Office will process your application and send an email to you with information and your El Camino College Student ID Number. You will need this ID number to proceed through the steps to enrollment.

Semester Information    

(Semesters & Sessions)

Term Dates 

Apply Online

Class Schedule 

Fall 2019 August 24 - December 13, 2019 November 1, 2018 Full Class Schedule
Winter 2020 January 6 - February 6, 2020 July 1, 2019 Not yet available
Spring 2020 February 15 - June 12, 2020 July 1, 2019 Not yet available

Special Programs

Students applying for the programs listed below may have additional admissions requirements. Click on the following program links for more information:

High School Students 
High school students planning to enroll concurrently for classes should apply and submit all required documents before the semester begins.

International Student Program
If you are a prospective F-1 Visa student outside of the United States or an F-1 Visa student currently studying in the United States - - DO NOT complete this application.

Nursing Program 
Distance Education
Financial Aid

Fee Payment Deadlines

All student fees must be paid in full at both El Camino College and Compton College by the deadline posted in the class schedule or students will be dropped from all classes at both locations.

Upon completion of your online application, you will receive an email from the Admissions & Records Office with your El Camino College student ID number. Please log into MyECC from to set up your MyECC account, using your ECC student ID number.