A joint partnership between Santa Monica College and the City of Santa Monica, designed to meet the needs of under-represented youth living near the college.

Fall 2017 Academic Contact Dates

  • 1st Academic Contact: August 14 - September 28
  • 2nd Academic Contact: October 2 - November 9
  • 3rd Academic Contact: November 13 - December 21 

Fall 2017 Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Fridays

Program Offerings

  • Academic Counseling

  • Career Counseling

  • Wellness Counseling

  • Priority enrollment

  • Textbook vouchers

  • Assistance with financial aid, CA DREAM Act and scholarships search

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are 17-24 years old

  • Graduated from Santa Monica High School or Olympic High School

  • Must have placed into pre-college Math or English

  • Have financial need as verified by FAFSA

  • Complete a PPP application

How to Apply

  1. You must attend an Information Session. Call (310) 434-4926 to schedule.
  2. Complete an application packet and turn in your packet with the completed application with additional forms and documents as soon as possible to the Pico Promise Office in the Counseling Complex.


For questions or information, call (310) ​434-4926 or stop by the Pico Promise Front Desk at the Counseling Complex, towards the back (Map #47​).​