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SMC|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|How to Apply to SMC

How to Apply to SMC

Once you submit your online application, you will be issued an Application Identification Number (Application ID#).  You will also be matched with an Admissions Officer who will help you through the rest of the admissions process.  

Please upload all support documents listed below to your on-line application.  Do not mail any documents to Santa Monica College as paper documents will not be accepted.  


Financial Statement Sponsor's Official Bank Statement to demonstrate applicant can meet SMC's estimated tuition and living expenses.  Further financial information may be required.  View the list of estimated tuition and fees.
Financial Statement
Sample Bank Statement
I-134 Affidavit of Support
Copy of Passport ​A copy of your passport information and expiration page
​Transcript Records from last school attended.  If the school was a college, university or high school within the US, official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to the International Admission Office at SMC. 
​Application Fee
The fee to apply is $75.00  USD and is non-refundable
Proof of English Proficiency SMC ISC English Proficiency - NOT required for admission to Intensive English Program. Applicants with TOEFL score of 500+ or the equivalent will be given preference.
Essay Write a personal essay (must be at least 500 words) explaining your reason(s) for applying to Santa Monica College. Be sure to include the following information in your personal statement: What major do you want to study? Do you wish to earn an associate’s degree and/or transfer to a university? If you wish to transfer, which institution(s) do you intend to apply to for transfer?
​Status Verification Form
​Required only for students transferring from U.S. language institutes, colleges, or universities
​Age Requirement
​All students must be 18 years old at the time of initial attendance

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