The first thing you need to do is to complete the online application for admission
to East Los Angeles College by visiting the LACCD Student Information System Web site.
To apply for admission online, click here
Students who prefer to enroll on campus may do so at the Admissions Office, located
in Building E1-105.
Questions? Call us at 323-265-8966.
Since reading, writing and mathematics skills are essential for learning and understanding
in all subjects, it is helpful for students to know their level of performance in
these areas. Testing in these subjects, as well as in English as a Second Language
(ESL), will provide students with the necessary information for planning a course
of study at East Los Angeles College.
Test results, along with high school records, educational and employment experiences,
current work schedule, and motivational level can be used to help students plan their
class schedules. Academic Counselors provide interpretation of test results and work with students to prepare their Student
Educational Plan (SEP). The Assessment Office provides information about the types
of testing available and its testing schedule.
For more information concerning Assessment, please click here
The purpose of the East Los Angeles College Orientation is to provide students with
information concerning college programs, college services, as well as student rights
Currently, the College Orientation is offered to students directly following completion
of the Assessment Test. Orientation is also available to students who have completed
or are exempt from the Assessment Test on a walk-in basis except during heavy registration
periods (i.e. the two weeks before and one week after the first day of classes). During
this period, it may be necessary for students to follow the Orientation Calendar posted
in the Student Entry Center (Building E6 - 102) and at the Assessment Center (Building
For information concerning Orientation, please call (213) 265-5306.
The Counseling staff is available throughout the calendar year to assist students
in defining their objectives, planning a course of action, and continuing on the right
path toward their educational goals. For success in college, students should see a
counselor at least once each semester.
The Counseling Department is located in E1-127. See the Campus Map for the exact
location. The hours are from Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 7:00pm and Friday 8:00am
For more information, contact the Counseling Department at (323) 265-8751
Once you have completed the admissions process, you can go ahead and enroll in classes.
The following definitions will help you better understand the schedule of classes
that you will select your courses from:
A prerequisite is a skill that students must possess or classes that must have been passed before
enrolling in certain classes. Transcripts from high schools and/or any colleges that
have attended must be provided, showing completed prerequisite classes with satisfactory
grades. English and Math prerequisites will automatically be checked by the enrollment
system. Challenges to any prerequisites can be discussed with the counseling staff
in the Student Entry Center. Students will be provided with the necessary form and
A corequisite is a condition of enrollment consisting of a course that a student is required to
take in order to enroll in another course during the same semester.
An advisory or recommended preparation is simply a suggestion for the student to follow in order to be successful in the
In order to make sure the classes you take at ELAC are eligible for transfer to the
University of California system (UC) and/or the California State University system
(CSU), you should check with one or both of the following sources.
The ELAC Course Equivalency System allows you to search a database of courses offered at ELAC and compare them with
equivilent courses at other popular California colleges.
ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned
at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to
another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's public
colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information
about student transfer in California.
To access ASSIST, click here
Finally, depending on your personal academic goals, you should follow one of the following
Associate Degree Checklist
General education requirements for an AA or AS degree from ELAC.
CSU GE Checklist
General education certification requirements for the California State University system.
UC GE (IGETC) Checklist
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements for the
University of California system.