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Enrollment Services

ALL enrollment is done through the web.

Student Enrollment Policy

Students can enroll themselves into open classes up until the night before the second class meeting without the instructor’s approval. If the class is full you must obtain an approval code from the instructor.


  • If a class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: The students can enroll themselves into an open class until TUESDAY night at midnight (because Wednesday would be the 2nd class meeting). 
  • If the class meets only once a week, the students still have until the NIGHT BEFORE the 2nd class meeting to enroll themselves.
  • Faculty can still give approval codes out after the 2nd class meeting if they would like to add students into their courses. Students use these codes to enroll online through Corsair Connect.
  • The exceptions to this are online and hybrid classes.  Students taking online and hybrid classes can enroll themselves into open classes until the night before the term/semester begins.

Web Enrollment

  1. When can I enroll? You can enroll on, or after, your enrollment date and time, but not before.  Before you login, make a list of your classes.  The system will tell you if a class is closed or unavailable.  Please have several alternate classes chosen. 

  2. How do I enroll?
    Go to Corsair Connect
    This can be found on the Current Students web page under Technology Resources and find Corsair connect.   You'll use this interactive system to enroll, view student records, review class schedules, add or drop classes, check fee balances, and look up your grades and transcript.  In order to use this Web Enrollment service you must have Netscape 4.0.8 and above or Internet Explorer 4.0.1 with service pack 1 or above.  
    --You will be asked for your “Student Number” and for your “Password”, which at first is your six-digit birth date (mmddyy) until you create your own unique password and answer your security questions.  
     --You will then be guided through the course selection and enrollment process.  You can check the status of your enrollment and print your class schedule from this site.  Please make sure to confirm your enrollment by clicking on “View My Schedule of Classes.”

  3. What if the class I'm trying to get into is full?  If the class you are requesting is closed, please keep trying.  If students drop, the course will reopen and you will be able to add anytime prior to the start of the session.  You may drop a class(es), according to drop deadlines, which are posted in the Schedule of Classes, or verify enrollment status by web throughout the semester. 

  4. What's an Instructor Approval Code? Beginning on the day of the second class meeting, Instructor Approval Codes are required to add any course, even if space is available.  The codes are issued by the instructor and are used by the student to self-enroll by web.  The systems will prompt you when to use the code.

  5. How do I pay for my classes? You may pay by Visa or MasterCard; mail a pre-printed, personal check; or pay in person at Santa Monica College, Bursar’s Office, 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica,  CA   90405.  Non-resident tuition may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, cashier’s check or by a pre-printed, personal check from an in-state California bank.  A forty-five ($45.00) fee will be assessed for dishonored checks, invalid credit cards, or card numbers entered in error and may result in cancellation of your enrollment.   If you leave this institution owing a balance and do not pay the amount owed, you will be responsible for paying all collection costs and/or attorney's fees. This debt may also be reported to all three major credit bureaus.

  6. When do I pay for my classes?   For fall semester, the payment deadline was August 1 at 10p.m.  After that date, students need to pay by midnight the same day they enroll.  Enroll and Pay the Same Day.

  7. What if I need a refund?  Please see the current class schedule for payment deadlines and consequences and visit the Dates and Deadlines webpage for details.

  8. Note: If you choose not to continue a course, it is YOUR responsibility to drop it. Do not rely on being dropped by the College.

  9. Remember to log out.  You need to logout and clean up the browser history to protect your personal information when you finish using the web enrollment system.   Instructions on how to clean up the browser history will be given to you once you click on “logout”.

Online Courses

Online classes are a wonderful option for many students.  Please visit information regarding online classes and to view a tutorial.

You may enroll into online courses through Corsair Connect.