THINKING ABOUT TAKING A COLLEGE COURSE? GET A HEAD START!
Start at ELAC and Go Anywhere!
If you are a highly motivated and academically successful student, college courses can augment your high school education. Universities look favorably upon high school students who challenge themselves, and community college courses can provide you with that opportunity. For vocational students, community college courses may offer resources that may not be available at the high school.
The decision to enroll in college courses while still in high school is a serious one. Because high school should be your top priority at this time, it is important to carefully consider the amount of time your college course will take. For every hour spent in class, you should plan to study two hours outside of class. The extra time commitments can be overwhelming, and your grades at high school could suffer. Your East Los Angeles College transcript will become part of your permanent record, and must be declared if you apply to a university. The grades earned at ELAC become part of your cumulative college grade point average, regardless of whether you are still in high school when taking the courses. So, carefully consider all issues before making your decision.