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Frequently Asked Questions
Community Services offers a variety of short-term, not-for-credit classes to the community to suit a variety of professional, hobby, craft and recreational interests. In addition to the wide selection of classes, the program is complemented by professional instructors who concurrently teach at other distinguished institutions or privately owned studios.
Whether you are a grandchild or a grandparent, a high school student or a professional, we hope that you take advantage of the vast number of learning opportunities extended to you as a member of our community.
There are five easy ways to register for Community Services classes:

To register online for the first time, you must create a new student profile. Once you sign in you can go to “courses” and choose your classes and proceed to checkout and follow the prompts to complete the registration.
By Phone: Call (323) 265-8793  to speak to a Community Services staff member.

East Los Angeles College                                    
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez,                   
Monterey Park, CA 91754,
Building K5 Room 102 
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm

Mail-In: Use the registration form from the current catalog and mail the completed form with your check.
Mail at least TWO weeks prior to first day of class. Complete one registration form per person. Include check (with ID or Driver License number) or credit card information. Make sure to include all material fees with registration fees.
Make check payable to: East Los Angeles College.
Mail to: EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE - Community Services,
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 – 6001
Fax-In: (Credit Card Only!) Use the registration form from the current catalog and fax it to (323) 265-8687. Be sure to provide all the registration information, including your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express number and expiration date. Make sure to include all material fees with registration fees.
Sorry, we don’t. Community Services is not a state-funded program because our classes do not offer college credit.
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. The credit card payment authorizations process uses a direct modern connection. Consequently the process is secure with no retransmission of information of your personal or credit card information over the Internet. For your safety, credit card information is not stored on our website.
East Los Angeles College Community Services may use the contact information provided in your student profile to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates, specials, and new additions to the Community Services Department. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
Refund requests may be granted ONLY if you notify the Community Services Department AT LEAST 3 DAYS prior to the first class. There are no refunds after this date or after the class begins. There is a $5 service charge per class for each refund requested. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. Failure to attend class does not warrant consideration for a refund.
To transfer to another class within the same catalog, requests must be received AT LEAST 3 DAYS before the first class. There is a $5 service charge for each transfer requested. There are no transfers after this date or after the class begins.
A $10 Returned Check Charge is assessed for each check returned to the ELAC Business Office unpaid by the bank for any reason. A stop payment order on a check does not constitute an official withdrawal nor does it relieve the student’s financial obligation for a class. Please follow the refund policy procedures to avoid additional charges.
The Community Services Department reserves the right to cancel any class that has insufficient enrollment. Classes are cancelled prior to the 1st day of class if minimum enrollment is not achieved. Every attempt will be made to contact the students over the phone. The students will then be given the option to receive a full refund or credit toward other classes. There is no service charge for classes that are cancelled by the department.
Credit card transactions will be refunded to the same credit card used at the time of registration. Cash and check transactions will be refunded with a check in the mail. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. Student can also request account credit, valid for a year for future registrations, in lieu of a refund. 
Room numbers are provided on class confirmations.  If you register online, your confirmation will be e-mailed to you. If you register by phone or fax, the confirmation is mailed to your mailing address. Confirmations are given in person for walk-ins.
A parking permit is required to park in any student parking lot at East Los Angeles College Main Campus.

Winter and summer permits are provided for free at the time of registration.

For the fall and spring semesters you may pay the parking fee of $10 and obtain a parking permit from the Community Services Office. You can also purchase a parking permit online by registering for the class "Parking Permit". After registering for this class please contact our office to request a parking permit to be mailed to you. If the registration happens within a week of the starting date for the class, the student is responsible for picking up the permit from the Community Services Office.
The Community Services Office is not responsible for parking citations given to students. All parking citations/appeals are handled by the ELAC Sheriff’s Department located on the stadium concourse. For more information you may contact them at (323) 265-8800. Lost or stolen permits cannot be replaced.
One-day parking permits can also be purchased for $2.00 from the permit dispensing machines or the Sheriff's station. 
No. It is our policy that all materials fees have to be collected at the time of registration. Instructors are not allowed to collect any money from students.