El Camino Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Liberal Arts

  • Setting

    City, Suburban, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools, WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, No housing available

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 45+, iTEP: 3.4, TOEIC: 760+, ELS: Level 109, Step EIKEN: 2, Duolingo: 70+, IELTS: Band 4.5+

  • Social Media

Welcome to El Camino College!

El Camino College (ECC) is one of the most prestigious two-year community colleges in the United States. With its beautiful location, high transfer and success rates and dedicated staff, international students are able to reach their academic goals in a supportive and affordable environment.  El Camino offers two programs – the academic International Student Program (ISP) and the El Camino Language Academy (ECLA).  If you have a passing TOEFL or English proficiency score, you may apply directly to the academic program (ISP). If you need to improve your English before entering the academic program, ECLA will provide you with the skills to transfer and succeed at the college level.   The ECLA program provides conditional letters of acceptance into the ISP program.

Both programs offer students the Form I-20 to study on campus.

We welcome you to Southern California in an area that is culturally diverse, close to beautiful beaches and world-class entertainment! Join us and begin your exciting path to learning a new language and experiencing the lifestyle of southern California - we are waiting for you!

International Student Program (ISP)

If you have a passing TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO score (450/PBT, 133/CBT or 45/iBT) you can apply directly to the academic ISP program to receive a degree or certificate and either work off-campus for up to a year or transfer to a 4-year university.  El Camino College offers over 80 degree and certificate programs in an affordable and supportive campus.  The ISP coordinates student programming designed specifically to support international students through workshops, events and field trips.   International students at ECC have one of the highest success and transfer rates for students interested in transferring to the University of California or Cal State University system.  Please contact the ISP office at isp@elcamino.edu or at the website: http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/is,

California El Camino Language Academy (ECLA)

The Language Academy (ECLA) program does not require a TOEFL score. Our mission is to prepare the international student to take and pass TOEFL, to reach an academic level in English and to transfer to El Camino College or any other university in the United States. A student may apply for one of the three offered semesters; fall semester, spring semester or summer session. This program consists of 20 hours a week of class time with all the resources of being on a community college. Classes include: Conversation, Reading, Grammar, Writing, American Culture, and TOEFL Preparation. Our program also consists of various campus events, social outings, lunch parties and field trips.  At the end of each semester the Institutional Based TOEFL is provided online.

Achieve Your Goals! Academic Counseling

All international students will meet with an academic counselor before they start their program and then meet with a counselor at least once a semester. El Camino's excellent counseling staff can help students select a major, offer career counseling, transfer options, and graduation requirements.

Benefits! Student Services

El Camino's student services are complete and extensive: F-1 visa advisement, college/university transfer fairs, orientation to the campus and community, academic assistance, personal counseling and support programs, career planning, and free tutoring services.

Participate! Campus Services

  • Student clubs and programming
  • Social, academic and immigration events offered weekly!
  • Transfer Center for university visits and transfer information
  • Health Center
  • Counseling, Career and Testing Centers
  • State-of-the-Art Library services and technology center
  • Athletic Programs — participate or be a fan
  • South Bay Center for the Arts — world-class entertainment for everyone!

El Camino College's Associate in Arts and Sciences Programs

All successful graduates of ECLA have conditional acceptance to El Camino College. After you complete the Language Academy you can transfer to El Camino College and begin the next exciting part of achieving your goals. El Camino offers over 80 comprehensive programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences — check it out at www.elcamino.edu

El Camino College's Mission Statement

The mission of El Camino College is to meet the educational needs of our diverse community and ensure student success by offering quality comprehensive educational opportunities.

Application Links

To apply to the intensive English language program, click on the Apply Now link or http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/langacad/

If you are interested in applying directly to the academic program – please go to https://www.elcamino.edu/academics/is/ip.aspx

Application Process

A complete application includes 6 documents:

  1. Completed Application (2 pages) – front and back
  2. Payment of application fee – ask about our Study in the USA discount!
  3. Confidential Financial Statement (or bank letter)
  4. Copy of High School Graduation Certificate or Transcripts
  5. Copy of Inside of Passport (photo page)
  6. Passport-sized photograph
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El Camino Community College

El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance CA 90506
P: 310.660.6473
2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Security
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Human Nutrition
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical/Dental
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Studio Art
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English Language
  • Theatre
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • High School Completion
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Technology/Computers
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
Certificate/Short Term
  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Film Studies
  • General English Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation