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Compton College Promise Program

The Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program was established to make a college education more accessible and affordable to high school graduates from the Compton, Lynwood and Paramount Unified school districts.

The Oliver W. Conner College Promise program covers the first two years of enrollment fees at Compton College, beginning with the fall semester, after you graduate from high school. To take advantage of this great opportunity, follow the steps listed below:


The Compton Promise includes the following benefits for eligible students:

  • Guaranteed admissions to Compton College.
  • Provides up to $400 per year for textbooks and course materials and supplies. 
  • Participation in a tablet/laptop loan program during the first two years at Compton College. Students are allowed to keep their college-issued tablet/laptop if they are enrolled full-time at census for the third semester.
  • Assistance with the registration steps necessary for full-time enrollment at Compton College.
  • Priority registration at Compton College before graduating from high school for CUSD, LUSD, and PUSD seniors.
  • Opportunities to participate in support programs such as the First Year Experience (FYE) and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) for additional resources to successfully navigate through Compton College and beyond.
  • Assistance with the completion of a Financial Fit Plan to help high school graduates access all available financial aid to help pay for college.
  • Summer Bridge classes at Compton College for recent high school graduates to assist with a successful transition to college level courses. 



The Compton Promise began in fall 2018 for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) graduates. Compton College has finalized additional College Promise partnerships with both the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) and Paramount Unified School District (PUSD). The first two years of enrollment fees at Compton College will be waived for CUSD, LUSD, and PUSD graduates beginning with the fall semester after they graduate from high school.


Nelly Alvarado, Ed.D.
Director, Educational Partnerships                                                                                                                                    310-900-1600, ext. 2763

More information on the National College Promise Movement.


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