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Who May Apply

Anyone 18 years of age or older qualifies for admission to Compton College.  If under the age of 18, you will qualify if you have:

  • Graduated from high school, or
  • Passed the California High School Certificate or Proficiency Test


Compton College admits regular students as persons who:

  • Have a high school diploma; or
  • Have the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma; or
  • Are 18 years of age or older.

High School Students

High school students should obtain enrollment approval forms from their high schools before applying to the college by submitting the Dual Enrollment Form.  A separate approval form is required for each semester or summer session in which the student enrolls. Please review High School Steps to Apply and Register.

File applications in the Admissions Office or online.  Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Special Part-time or Full-time Students

Compton 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.  Please review High School Steps to Apply and Register.

K-12 students shall receive credit for completed courses.  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 fees (please see AB 540 form for non-resident fees exception).  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.  A separate approval must be provided for each semester or summer/winter term in which the student is enrolled.

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