​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Early Decision​

The Early Decision Program encourages high school seniors to consider Harbor College and the benefits being offer in this educational institution.   There are many programs and Services for students such as: First Year Experience (FYE), Honors, EOPS, CHAMPS (for students athletes), Transfer Center, and many more. We review both the outstanding transfer services and also the occupational program opportunities. 

Program Components

Classroom / Application Presentations:

Classroom presentations are conducted in senior classes. LAHC outreach staff make motivational presentations about going to college, review the benefits of a community college education, discuss how college life is structured, and describe the components of the Early Decision program. Students are given an admissions application to the college, a supplemental application form, scholarship information and a flyer with all important dates. Staff goes through step-by-step on how to complete the admissions application.

Financial Aid Application Workshops:

The outreach staff conducts group workshops on financial aid procedures and step-by-step instructions in completing the FAFSA. Workshops are conducted during class time for all senior classes or after school & evening for large group workshops, depending on the high school. Workshops are conducted by LAHC outreach staff.


Weekly Campus Visitations:

LAHC outreach staff make regular visitations, usually weekly, to high school campuses to meet with students interested in attending Harbor College and conduct individualized, follow-up with students who have unusual circumstances regarding the admission status.


Placement Testing / Orientati​on:

LAHC outreach staff and the testing center staff conducts the placement testing in Standard English or ESL, reading and math at the high schools. Testing is either done in a large group setting (Library, auditorium, cafeteria) or in individual classrooms, depending on the school. 


Follow-Up by LAHC​ Outreach staff:

Students who have missed any of the above components are tracked and provided follow-up services to assist them. Since they did not participate in the Early Decision Program, they are provided information on how to complete the process and informed about the subsequent registration dates. Staff does follow-up with students throughout the summer to ensure that students show for the fall semester.