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Last Updated: July 31, 2020 at 11:22 p.m.

Student FAQs

To date, nine members of the El Camino College community have tested positive for COVID-19. To honor the privacy rights afforded to medical patients, any identifying information about these individuals is considered confidential and will not be disclosed.

Students and employees who may have been exposed to the affected individuals are identified, notified, and advised on the appropriate actions to take, including self-isolating and watching for symptoms. Areas these individuals are known to have visited before testing positive for COVID-19 are identified so they can undergo thorough disinfection.

Every aspect of El Camino College’s response to the outbreak is guided by protocol from public health agencies, including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Lecture courses will be delivered online throughout Summer Session. For the 2020 Fall Semester, most courses will be delivered online. Students should consult the class schedule and their instructors for specific plans regarding a course’s delivery method.

As you’re likely aware, the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continues to increase. With this in mind, and out of a desire to ensure your health and safety, 2020 Fall Semester courses at El Camino College will be held online for the duration of the semester. Likewise, courses for the 2021 Winter Intersession will be delivered remotely for the entirety of the Intersession period.

You’ll be able to take the classes you need, delivered safely in an online format. And as always, you’ll have access to the same resources you need to help you succeed. There are still a lot of open Fall Semester classes available, so register today.

Even though we remain in this online mode of instruction, Governor Newsom has issued directives regarding training and staffing of essential sectors during the pandemic. That means a limited number of programs that prepare students for employment in essential industries will be allowed to hold face-to-face classes on campus during the 2020 Fall Semester. These classes will be held following all appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.

El Camino College programs that are defined as essential under current state directives include the following sectors: Allied Health and Public Health, Emergency Services, and Critical Manufacturing. Specific courses that will be offered face-to-face can be found here.

Opting for a Pass / No Pass instead of a grade is a BIG DEAL. For information on the grading basis decision process, view this video.

Students who are uncertain about their plans for graduation should consult with a counselor. To reach a counselor online, click here.

Students who are uncertain about their plans for graduation should consult with a counselor. To reach a counselor online, click here.

Due to the need for social distancing, tutoring services are being offered online.

For the Writing Center, click here.

For the Math Study Center, click here.

For the Learning Resources Center (LRC), click here.

The majority of campus employees are working remotely, with only select essential personnel, such as Campus Police, allowed on site. Students, all other employees, and the public must remain off campus. These campus services are being delivered online:

Admissions & Records


Cashier’s Office



Financial Aid

Guardian Scholars



These campus services are closed:


Food Services

Scholarship Office

Yes, El Camino College’s nurse practitioner is available virtually for COVID-19-related questions and concerns, self-care advice with over-the-counter therapeutics, local referrals and more. Click here to sign up for services, and click here to see the full array of services available during Summer Session.

No, Student Health Services does not have coronavirus tests. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, severe illness), remain at home and call your doctor for instructions.

Yes, financial aid is being disbursed to students as scheduled. To speak with a representative of the Financial Aid Office, click here.

View Financial Aid FAQs

Yes, we are continuing to process financial aid applications and award financial aid. To check the status of your financial aid and to submit required documents, log on to MyECC. For information about applying, click here.

View Financial Aid FAQs

Yes, you may still submit a SAP appeal. Submit the completed appeal form and the required documentation to Please email for a copy of the required form. Please allow 4-6 weeks for appeal decisions.

If you have turned in a reimbursement form, your check will be mailed to you. The Scholarship Office is currently calling to verify mailing addresses, so if you get a message from us, please call us back so we can mail your check ASAP. If you have any reimbursements, you may submit a picture of your receipts online at and we will mail you a check.

If you have any questions, please email the Scholarship Office at or call us at 310-660-6541. We will be checking email and voicemail frequently.

Yes, the California Community College system has compiled a list of companies providing free or low-cost internet access. You can find that list here.

Our Outreach and School Relations office is offering Virtual Open Forums on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Information Sessions on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Drop in and ask any questions you have about the enrollment process. Click here for more information.

The Warrior Welcome Center is offering drop-in enrollment support to help you get started at El Camino College.

You can sign up here.