Welcome California High School Students!

It is important to get an early start in preparing for your academic future. We've put together a simple list for you to follow so you can stay ahead.

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Apply early to ensure enrollment in the classes that you'll need! SMC’s Admissions department provides an easy online application process for most students. Whether you are a high school student continuing your education, an International Student beginning your education in the States, a returning student or just taking a class on the side, Admissions will help make applying to SMC easy.

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Assessment is an essential tool for evaluating the educational skill levels of students and assisting students in their selection of courses that lead to achieving their educational goals. Don't forget to practice and study for your Math & English Placement Tests!

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Since orientation is a part of the state-mandated process, your Fall/Spring enrollment date and time is only released after you complete the Online Orientation. Plan to spend approximately two hours to complete the orientation and advising program.

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The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help all students achieve their educational objectives through the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid programs. We are also committed to providing SMC students access to an education that can enrich their lives and empower them in the global community of tomorrow.

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Here you'll find the necessary steps and helpful tips to successfully enroll at Santa Monica College. Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to navigate and add, drop, and shop for classes through Corsair Connect. Also, find out about important Dates and Deadlines.

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Activate your Corsair Connect Account, your one-stop portal for your Student Records, Email, and Enrollment. Remember, the first time you sign in, your USERNAME is your SMC ID #, and your password is your 6-digit birthdate (mmddyy format).

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