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High School Students

Compton College allows concurrent enrollment only to students who have successfully completed the 10th grade and are currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade. 

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COmpton College dual enrollment programs & partnerships

Dual Enrollment Afternoon College AB 288 Pathways Early College Regular K-12
Program Description

-College courses offered at the High School site after the regular school day

-Students can enroll in any class, except Physical Education (PE) and Contemporary Health.

-Classes are open to other students

-Series of college courses that lead to an identified guided pathway

-Classes are offered at the high school and are integrated into student’s regular high school class schedule

-9th grade to 12th grade IGETC Pathway

-Classes are closed to other students

-Cohort model program where a college curriculum is integrated into the school day

-Students remain in the program for 4 years (9th - 12th grade) with the goal of achieving an IGETC certificate and/or AA/AS/AAT/AST

-In the 11th and 12th grade, students take classes at Compton during the regular school day.

-Classes are open to other students

-Regular High School students not in a specific program.  

-Students can enroll in any class, except Physical Education (PE) and Contemporary Health

Unit Limitation 11 units maximum enrollment allowed  15 units maximum enrollment allowed  11 units maximum enrollment allowed  11 units maximum enrollment allowed 
Current Partnerships

Compton USD

Paramount USD

Carson HS

Lynwood USD

CUSD - IGETC Pathway

  • Compton HS
  • Centennial HS
  • Dominguez HS

Paramount: AJ Pathway

Compton USD Early College Open to all K-12 students

11th - 12th Grade Students

Students Who Have Not Completed 10th Grade

Students that have not completed the 10th grade prior to the start of the term must clear all required prerequisites, if any; and for classes for which recommended preparation is English 101 (college level English), the student must take the Level Up Survey in the Counseling dept and at least place into English 101. If approved to enroll, students must submit a dual enrollment form to the Admissions and Records office along with an unofficial transcript. 

Students Who Wish to Enroll in a Third Class

To be considered for enrollment, the process is the same as for 11th and 12th grade students, except students wishing to enroll in a third class also need to secure the permission of the Director of Admissions and Records. Students need to schedule a meeting with the Director and bring: a copy of their unofficial school transcripts,  a letter from their high school principal on school letterhead specifically naming the classes the student is allowed to take, and a letter from the parent explaining how the student will benefit from enrolling at Compton College.  The Director of Admissions and Records may approve a student to enroll in a third class only, not to exceed 11 units during the term. 

Students Enrolling in a Class With a Math or English Prerequisite

Students wishing to enroll in a class with a math or English prerequisite will need to take the Level Up Survey before meeting with a counselor. High school counselors cannot clear prerequisites for a student to take classes at the Compton College.


Enrollment fees are waived for California residents.  However, non-residents, out-of-country and out-of-state students, will pay the appropriate tuition.  Please consult a current class schedule for tuition requirements.  Classification as out-of-country or out-of-state is determined automatically by the online application.  To change the classification, a student must submit the Residency Petition form along with the appropriate proof.  Please consult the residency page for more information. 

Dual Enrollment

Compton College will admit qualified 11-12 grade students who have the ability to benefit by enrolling concurrently in college classes while still in high school.  Students must fill out the Dual Enrollment Form and submit it in person in the Admissions and Records Office.  By law, the Compton College may restrict K-12 enrollment based on any of the following: age, grade, academic preparation, seat availability or registration priority.

Compton College will grant college credit for completed coursework.  Students should consult their school counselor and/or school district policy on enrolling in college classes to earn high school credits or dual credit.

Students - When you enroll in classes at Compton College, you are considered a college student and are expected to act accordingly.  Please familiarize yourself with policies, procedures, the college calendar, and your rights as a student by reading the class schedule and purchasing a college catalog from the Bookstore.

Parents - When your child enrolls in classes at Compton College, you lose some rights by the K-12 system.  As per FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act),  any business you conduct on behalf of your college student must be with the student's written consent.  The parent will need a note from their child to access private educational records or to act on their behalf.  K-12 students enrolled in college are considered regular college students, whether or not they are a minor.

Course Restrictions - High school students are not allowed to enroll in PE classes for Summer and Winter sessions and may only be allowed to enroll in PE classes Fall and Spring semester with permission of the academic Dean overseeing Physical Education courses.  High school students may not enroll in Contemporary Health 1 because of adult content.


Applying to Compton College does not guarantee a seat in a class.  Registration priority is given to eligible In-district High School students first.  Followed by continuing students, new and returning students, and then K-12 students.  K-12 Students must go through the application process each semester that they are enrolled as a concurrently enrolled student.

Contact Information

  • Academic Affairs (Vice President): 310-900-1600, ext. 2131
  • Admission and Records: 310-900-1600, ext. 2050; Admissions@compton.edu 
  • Assessment Center: 310-900-1600, ext. 2830
  • Counseling: 310-900-1600, ext. 2076
  • Outreach & School Relations: 310-900-1600, ext. 2763; outreach@compton.edu 


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