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Santa Monica College|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|Counseling Services and Location

Counseling Services and Location

Mailing Address:

International Education Counseling Center
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Office Location:

1734 Pearl Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

The IECC will be closed the week of Spring Break:
Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, 2016

Holiday Closures:
The IECC will be closed for the following holidays: 

Monday May 30, 2016-Memorial Day
Monday July 4, 2016

Office Hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Winter and Summer Sessions
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed


Phone: (310) 434-4218
Fax: (310) 434-3632



Academic and Personal Counseling

The International Education Counseling Center provides admitted students with academic and personal counseling to help them meet their academic goals.  Academic counselors are available year-round to assist students with schedule planning whether it is for an Associate degree at SMC or transfer to four-year university. Walk-in counseling is available year-round, however, students may meet with a counselor on an appointment basis as well during the third through twelfth week of each semester.  Students may also meet with counselors regarding personal issues and challenges that may be interfering with their progress in class.  Assistance with housing related issues is also provided through this office.

How to Meet with a Counselor

New students:  New student who have attended the Information Seminar and taken their assessment tests, are generally given an appointment to meet with a counselor to discuss their results and plan their classes.  After this initial appointment, students may return to meet with a counselor on a walk-in basis.
Continuing students:  Walk-in counseling, limited to 10-15 minutes, is available year round to serve the needs of continuing students.  For more in-depth counseling, students must schedule an appointment during the third through twelfth week of the fall and spring semesters.
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