Who Can Apply to El Camino College?
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Anyone 18 years of age or older qualifies for admission to El Camino College. If under the age of 18‚ you will qualify if you have:

Graduated from high school
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Passed the California High School Certificate of Proficiency Test

High school students should obtain enrollment approval forms from their high schools before applying to the college. A separate approval form should be submitted to the Admissions Office for each semester or summer session in which the student will enroll.

File applications in the Admissions Office in the Student Services Center or click here to apply on-line. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. All students must bring Social Security number when applying. Submit applications as soon as possible – registration appointments are assigned on a first-come basis.

Visitor parking is available off the Manhattan Beach Blvd. entrance to the campus.

Special Part-time or Full-time Students

El Camino College may admit as a special part-time or special full–time student anyone in grades kindergarten through 12 (K–12) who, in the opinion of the college president, may benefit from instruction. Enrollment fees will be waived pursuant to Education Code Section 72252.

K–12 students shall receive credit for completed community colleges. If credit is used for high school graduation, attention is called to Section 1630‚ Title 5‚ California Administrative Code.

Residents of other states and foreign students are subject to out–of–state tuition. Students who attend private and parochial schools follow the same residence requirement. Enrollment approval forms must be presented when the student files an application for admission to college. A separate approval must be provided for each semester or summer session in which the student is enrolled.

Residency Requirements

California Residence Requirement

To attend El Camino College as a resident of California, a student is required to have been a legal resident of the state, as defined in the California Education Code‚ for more than one year immediately preceding the residence determination date. The residence determination date is the day preceding the first day of the semester or session.

District Residence Requirements

A student 18 years or older who lives in the El Camino College District is classified as a district resident as defined by the California Education Code and may enroll in any courses for which qualified. Student under age 18 are determined by the legal residence of the parents as defined by law.

Exceptions to Residence Determination

A list of exceptions to residence determination will be issued by the Admissions Office to each student who is classified as a “nonresident.”

Consideration will be given to appropriate evidence submitted by the student in the active United States military service or who is a dependent of a member of the United States military services. The student should contact the Admissions Office for possible classification as a resident.

Appeal Procedure
Any student, after a final decision on residence clarification, may make written appeal as provided in Title 5‚ California Administrative Code‚ within 30 calendar days of notification.