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Alternative Academic Instruction

Lecture courses that have moved to online delivery will resume on Saturday, March 21.

All face-to-face labs and activity classes that could not be converted to an online format are cancelled for the remainder of the Spring Semester.

Check your @compton.edu email on a regular basis for more information.

Distance Education - Online Instruction

Alternative Instruction FAQs

California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative has a full webpage of resources dedicated to helping students transition to online learning. Resources include a number of videos on how to prepare for and succeed in a virtual classroom, as well an overview of Canvas.

Withdrawing from Class

Compton College has updated Administrative Regulation 4320 - Grading and Academic Record Symbols to include Excused Withdrawal (EW), which can be submitted by a student at any point in the semester or after the semester has been completed. The Excused Withdrawal Petition is available online here for Compton College students.

Student Laptop Loan Program

The Compton College Student Laptop Loan Program will begin next week! 

Laptops are available on a first-come first-served basis to students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVP and are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College. Make sure you read the instructions carefully on the RSVP. 

The laptop loan distribution will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. A Compton College representative will contact you via your @compton.edu email with pick-up instructions. 

To comply with social distancing protocol, please DO NOT come to campus if you do not receive a designated pick-up date and time. Campus police are monitoring the campus entrance.

Students will be required to sign a Student Laptop Loan Agreement when they pick-up a laptop at their assigned time. 

Questions? send an email to studentlife@compton.edu


Free eBooks

To ensure that all students have access to their course materials amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we've partnered with the publishing community to provide you with up to 7 free eBooks from participating publishers. Visit the Compton College Bookstore website for more info: bkstr.com/comptonstore.

Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access

As California Community Colleges move classes and services online, access to reliable internet service is critical. Below is a list of several companies providing free or low-cost internet access during the current emergency.

Comcast Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months of free to Internet service through the Internet Essentials program (Links to an external site.).  This offer is available to new and existing customers. Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots (Links to an external site.) are now available free of charge to the public.
AT&T AT&T is providing free access to its WiFI hot spots (Links to an external site.) throughout the country. 
Charter Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access (Links to an external site.) for 60 days to households college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, all WiFi hotspots are now free of charge.
T-Mobile T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
Verizon Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination  (Links to an external site.)for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.
California Connects California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service (Links to an external site.), powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.

Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots

All Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. For more information on available public hotspots visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/.

Additionally, as part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge (Links to an external site.), AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect any customers for the next 60 days regardless of payment status.

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