Welcome to the SMC General Counseling and Transfer Services Center!
The General Counseling and Transfer Services Center is available to assist all continuing SMC students.
First-time college students who have accumulated less than 30 units, please see a counselor in the Welcome Center: For contact information visit
F-1 Visa Students must see a counselor in the International Counseling Center: For contact information visit
Breaking News! We are offering "virtual drop-in counseling this Friday, April 3! Here's how it works:
To speak with a counselor for a 10-20 minute phone session on Friday without an appt, click on the "Join QLess Line" button below:
Join QLess Line
(If you are accessing the line from a phone, please download the QLESS Android or iOS App first. Once you've opened the App, look for Santa Monica College Counseling Callback and follow the prompts)
We'll send you a text message to alert you when we are ready. The counselor will call you at the number provided when it's your turn to be seen. Please be sure your cell phone settings have been adjusted to receive a call from an unknown or "no caller ID" number. Otherwise, the call will go straight to your voicemail.
Counselors are also available for telephone appointments and video appointments (for video counseling appts, we are using zoom). Please book an appointment through your Corsair Connect portal by going to the "book a counseling appointment" link under SMC Quick links. You will be emailed a confirmation of your appointment with instructions and for video counseling appts, a zoom meeting link will also be provided.
IMPORTANT: For phone appointments, counselors will call the current phone number in your Corsair Connect account, so please ensure that that your phone number is current in your Cosair Connect
profile settings and that your cell phone settings are adjusted to allow "unknown" or "no caller ID" numbers at the time of your appointment. If you cannot be reached, your appointment will be canceled and you must reschedule.
Limited brief questions, and some student petitions can also be submitted online
smc.edu/oc If you are trying to reach a counselor in a special program, please check the website
How to Connect with a Counselor
for contact information of all counseling programs.
If you are can only call by telephone to schedule an appointment or ask questions, limited personnel are working remotely Monday-Friday and you may call (310) 434-4210 and leave a message. Please be sure to include your name and phone number, and we will call you back as soon as possible.
If you are unable to enroll for a Math or English class, Anatomy 1, Biology 21, or Chemistry 11 you may submit your question, along with unofficial transcripts online at
smc.edu/oc to verify that you have satisfied the prerequisite. For all other science waivers, please email
ScienceWaivers@smc.edu for instructions through the Science Department.
We look forward to helping you with all of your academic planning needs!
Remote Counseling Service Hours for Spring 2020:
Location- Currently Closed to the Public
Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor:
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Student Services Center Second Floor
Map of Location: (View a detailed map of the main campus.)