Effective Fall 2014, in compliance with Title V - Enrollment Priorities, all new incoming students must be fully matriculated to receive enrollment priority for registration. Full matriculation includes participation in assessment placement, orientation, and counseling - Abbreviated Student Educational Plan (SEP). Timely completion of the assessment placement, orientation, and counseling - Abbreviated SEP may result in a higher registration priority. Students who do not complete this process in a timely manner will receive a lower registration priority.


Continuing Students would lose enrollment priority if they have either earned more than 100 units (not including non-degree applicable basic skill courses) or have been on academic or progress probation for two (2) consecutive terms (Spring/Fall).

Students are allowed to appeal their Loss of Enrollment Priority in an attempt to reinstate original priority registration date/time. Students must complete & submit a “Petition to Appeal Loss of Enrollment Priority” form to the Admissions Office (E1-105), along with supporting documentation, by the petition deadline (please contact the Admissions Office for information on deadlines). An established committee will review each petition and will contact students via email regarding their petition results.


New students can request to be exempted from the assessment component if they meet any one of the following conditions:

  • Participated in assessment placement services at another California Community College outside of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) within the past two years.
  • Participated in the Early Assessment Program (EAP) and received college-level placement in English and math. (Please note that conditional acceptance is not accepted.)
  • Completed both an English and/or ESL & Math course at another college/university.


LACCD Matriculation Assessment Exemption Request Process

Students will need to submit a "Course Prerequisite/Assessment Petition" with appropriate documentation to the Main Campus Admissions Office (E1-105) or South Gate Admissions immediately following your emailed ELAC Acceptance Letter. Processing of this form will clear any English, ESL and/or Math course prerequisites met. This process usually takes up to 10 working days.


Subject to change based on LACCD district board rules and policies. Effective 2015, in compliance with SB 1456 - Student Success Act of 2012, all new students are expected to participate in the core matriculation services of Assessment, Orientation, and Counseling (Abbreviated SEP). However, some students may be exempted from these services if one or more of the following apply:

  • Student has completed an associate degree or higher.
  • Student has enrolled at the college for a reason other than career development or advancement, transfer, attainment of a degree or certificate of achievement, or completion of a basic skills or English as a Second Language course sequence.
  • Student has completed these services at another community college within a time period identified by the district.
  • Student has enrolled at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in the industry or licensure standards.
  • Student has enrolled at the college as a special admit student pursuant to Education Code Section 76001.

If you meet one of these conditions you will be exempted from the core matriculation services and shall be notified at the time of submitting the admission application.


Exempt Students that have completed course prerequisites at another college or university must submit a "Course Prerequisite/Assessment Petition" with appropriate documentation to the Main Campus Admissions Office (E1-105) or South Gate Admissions Office at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester/session to clear course prerequisites. This process usually takes up to 10 working days. The same process must be followed for all subject areas. Note that participation in the ELAC Assessment Placement Process provides automatic English and Math course prerequisite clearance based on course placement results. Please that note there are deadlines that you must adhere to.


A student may challenge a course prerequisite or corequisite by filing a “Prerequisite or Corequisite Challenge Petition”.

  1. Students must submit the Challenge Petition and any other necessary documents to the appropriate academic discipline department chair or designee 10 days before the start of the semester/session.
  2. Department chair or designee accepts the Challenge Petition and documents.
  3. Department chair or designee dates and signs all documents and provides the student with dated and signed receipt.
  4. Department chair or designee resolves petition in five working days and notifies the student of its decision (approval or denial).
    1. If the Challenge Petition is approved, then the Department Chair or designee forwards the resolved Challenge Petition to Admissions and Records Office (A&R). A&R will update the prerequisite/corequisite in the Student Information System (SIS).
    2. If the Challenge Petition is denied, the Department Chair or designee returns the denied Challenge Petition to student. The student may appeal the decision by submitting the denied Challenge Petition and his or her reasons for the appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs.