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CSS Profile

Hello DVD Seniors!

The CSS Profile is an application for institutional financial aid required by more than 300 colleges, universities and scholarship organizations. If you are applying to a college that requires the CSS Profile, please complete this form as soon as possible. The financial information that is provided by completing the CSS profile will allow colleges to create an estimated award offer if you are accepted to their institution. As we wait for the FAFSA to open sometime in December, we are also anticipating that processing of the FAFSA may take longer than expected. However, the estimated award as a result of the CSS profile, will more than likely be the actual award you will receive.

  • The CSS Profile is mostly for private schools.  Here is the list of participating institutions
  • Students that applied EA/ED may have an CSS Profile deadline in November or December.  Please check deadline on the respective university websites
  • The UCs and the CSUs do not require the CSS Profile, only the FAFSA or the CADAA
  • Priority FAFSA or the CADAA deadline for the UCs is March 2nd
  • Priority FAFSA or the CADAA deadline for the CSUs is April 2nd

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s counselor.

Thank you,

DVD Counselors

Riordan Saturday Business Institute

Hello Designers,

The Riordan Programs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management is proud to provide learning experiences in business to and shape the lives of Los Angeles’ next great leaders.  Many students at DVD have participated and benefited from all that Riordan programs have to offer.

The program

  • Is cost-free!
  • Is virtual; one in-person session in mid-April 2024
  • Requires a two (2) hour commitment per session

Students will 

  • Receive introductory business lessons led by UCLA Anderson MBA Students and Riordan MBA Fellows 
  • Learn about careers through diverse panels 
  • Learn about early college planning  
  • Visit to UCLA Anderson campus 


  • 9th or 10th-grade standing by Fall 2023 
  • Must attend a high school in Los Angeles 
  • Minimum GPA requirement: 2.9 
  • Must be able to attend student orientation and all five (5) sessions  



Dual Enrollment: Summer and Fall 2023 Classes

Hello Designers,


Dual Enrollment classes are a great way to be competitive in the college application process by taking community college courses over the summer break and during the Fall 2023 semester.  Below you will find helpful information on the Dual Enrollment process.


A message from the Dual Enrollment Office at El Camino College.

Please read the following completely and carefully:

Summer 2023 & Fall 2023

• The Class Schedules for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 are available online: View Class Schedules

• Registration for Summer 2023 classes is scheduled to begin May 18 for K-12 students. Registration for Fall 2023 classes is scheduled to begin May 25 for K-12 students.
K-12 students must complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment before they can Register for Classes (Step 4).Emailing us your Dual Enrollment Application Form? At this time, we are prioritizing forms for Summer 2023, regularly processed within 2-3 business days. Forms for Fall 2023 are processed within 3-5 business days. Please read below to ensure your form is complete and can be processed.

• Please make sure Sections I, II, and III are complete, including Semester and Year (e.g. Summer 2023), Grade Level, and High School Graduating Class year.

• Student, Parent, and High School Authorized Signatures must be drawn (they cannot be typed) in order to be accepted by our Admissions & Records Office.

• Students in Grades K-10 must also include Division Dean Approval on their Dual Enrollment Application form.

• Make sure you have emailed your form to us as an attachment to allow Dual Enrollment and Admissions Office staff to access your form.  You will not receive an email notification when your Dual Enrollment Application form is processed. Instead, students can check the MyECC portal: after your form has been processed, all K-12 Form notifications and error messages will disappear, and the course(s) listed on your form will appear under Petitions & Waivers.  See Page 5 of How to Register for Classes


Next Steps to Register:

Please refer to the Steps for Dual Enrollment on our website for support to complete Steps 3-4.
• Step 3. Clear any Prerequisites – Students are responsible for clearing any prerequisites prior to registering for classes.
• Step 4. Register for Classes – This is the last step to save your seat in El Camino College classes!

After You Register
Please read After You Register to discover how to:
• Check your registered classes
• Check your account balance
• Look up and purchase required textbooks and course materials
• Access Canvas and your email address
• Learn important dates for the term

More Information & Help
Complete steps and support for each step of the dual enrollment process can be found on our website:

Ask us anything! Dual Enrollment Zoom Help is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Helpful Links:
Tips for Dual Enrollment – NEW!
Read FAQs about Dual Enrollment – answers to common questions for K-12 students
• A list of Popular Courses for Dual Enrollment by grade level
Help & Events – Find online and on-campus support and upcoming and past events about Dual Enrollment

If you are a parent, know that we are unable to discuss a student’s application, dual enrollment, or registration status with anyone except the student who will be taking the class due to FERPA.

Job fair 2023!!


You are invited to participate in a Youth & Young Adult Job Fair on April 19, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm at El Camino College (Flyer attached). Over 50 employers will be hiring that day. The South bay Workforce Investment Board is going to be providing us with a bus to transport 50 students from the 201 N Douglas campus.

We want to make sure that the students that participate are serious candidates. Some of the requirements are:

  • Be 16 – 24 years old
  • Have a resume ready (Ideally you’ll need to bring multiple copies with you to share)

Interested students must contact their counselor by Friday, March 17


FREE Braces, SEE if you qualify!

Who qualifies??

Any person without insurance, no proof of Immigration status needed

Medi-Cal: California residentsHealthy Families: California residents, low income, no proof of Immigration status neededHealthy Kids: California residents, low income, no proof of Immigration status needed

What services are provided?

    Braces (Orthodontic care) 

What is the cost?

    Free! No cost for braces for qualified participants 

For more information, please call:Hawthorne Dental & Braces(310) 973-6428


El Camino College free scholarship webinar

Hello Designers,

El Camino College is presenting a Free Scholarship Workshop on Zoom.

This workshop is open to Junior & Senior High School Students, College Students, U.S. Residents and Non-Residents, Undocumented Students, International Students, counselors, parents, and teachers and etc.

The workshop will:

  • Introduce you to the Sallie Mae Scholarship website
  • Provide key tips on Applying for Scholarships
  • Learn how to create a winning scholarship essay, and more

For dates, times and how to register click the link


El Camino Dual Enrollment Course Opportunity Spring 2023

Hey Designers,

Below is the information for El Camino’s Dual Enrollment course offering for Spring 2023:

Who:   Current Juniors and Seniors

What: College courses at Da Vinci, through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for most Cal State and UC campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why:   Get a jump on your college credits! If you do well, it also looks great on your college applications.

Cost:   Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks for families that are able to are appreciated.

Where: Classes will be held virtually and are synchronous on Canvas, the El Camino College student portal.

Dual enrollment forms must be completed and submitted to your counselor by January 24th.

Click the link here for the Dual Enrollment form.

BUS 101- Intro to Business

(Synchronous Class)

AJ 100- Intro to Administration of Justice

(Synchronous Class)

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.



3 units; 2.5 hours lecture

Transfer CSU,UC

Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 4:15pm

 Start Date: Monday, February 13th 2023 (ends week of June 9th)

This course introduces students to the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. Focus is placed on examining crime measurement, theoretical explanations of crime, responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges to the system. The course examines the evolution of the principles and approaches utilized by the justice system and the evolving forces which have shaped those principles and approaches. Although justice structure and process are examined in a cross context, emphasis is placed on the United States justice system, particularly the structure and function of police, courts, and corrections. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, sentencing, and incarceration policies.


3 units; 2.5 hours lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Start Date: Tuesday, February 14th 2023

(ends week of June 9th).

*Note: Some CSU/ UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center adviser, or

If you are interested please see your college counselor to sign up. Please note that these are college courses, taught by college instructors. All students must show their counselor and administrators the academic skills and accountability necessary to be in these courses. Students must abide by the college policies, including regarding absences and tardies.



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