Compton College Promise

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Welcome to the Compton College Promise Program! We are excited to provide you with information about this amazing opportunity that supports first-time college students interested in obtaining a certificate, degree, or transfer program. Below, you will find details about the program, eligibility requirements, and information on California residency and AB540 requirements. 

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Beginning fall 2023, all first-time college students* (including part-time students), regardless, if they live within the boundaries of the Compton Community College District (CCCD), are eligible to have enrollment fees waived for up to 15 units per term (for up to two years) as long as the student meets the following requirements:

Complete the Steps to Enrollment

  1. Submit a Compton College application.
  2. Submit a College Promise Application.
  3. Complete Virtual Orientation.
  4. Meet with a counselor to create an educational plan (If applicable, submit a Special Resource Center application to meet with SRC counselor)
  5. Apply for EOPS/CARE.
  6. Login to MyCompton and register for classes on or after your assigned ticket time.
  7. Enroll in a minimum of 6 units.

Personalized Services

Promise students will receive the following services:
  • Incoming students will receive Priority Registration to Compton College if they successfully complete the eligibility steps by the deadlines. 
  • Up to $400 a year for books and course supplies.
  • Laptop loan program, where students who enroll in three consecutive terms may keep their Compton College issued laptop free of charge.
  • Students who meet the specific requirements for admission to University of California, Irvine through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) will be eligible to receive support and services through the Compton College Promise Graduate Advantage. For information about other Transfer related services and programs please visit the Transfer and Career Center.
  • Compton College will assist students to complete the required Steps to Enrollment.
  • Students will be eligible to participate in Support Programs, such as the First Year Experience (FYE) & Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), to successfully navigate Compton College and beyond.
  • Students will complete a Financial Fit Plan while accessing all available Financial Aid.
  • Compton College will provide Summer Bridge to assist with college transition.

We are here to support you and help you create your success story at Compton College!

All steps and dates are subject to change. 
Students that successfully complete all eligibility steps by the deadlines will be admitted into the Promise program and guaranteed priority registration. 
*All students who graduated from high school (or its equivalent), regardless of graduation date, are California residents or non-residents eligible for in-state tuition fees (under AB 540, California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request), and have not completed any college credit (except for college classes taken while in high school) are eligible to apply.  
**Non-Resident Tuition (per-unit fee for students who are not California residents) is not waived. For detailed California Residency and AB540 Requirements at Compton College please visit our General Residency Policy.

We are located in:
Student Services Building, Room 140
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Peak Registration Hours of Operation:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About The California Promise Program

The California Promise Program is an initiative established by the State of California to help students complete their associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution within two years. This program offers a range of resources and support services to eligible students to ensure their success in achieving their educational goals. More information on the National College Promise Movement


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