New!  Drop-In Telephone​ Counseling​​​​​​

Counsel​ing Callback Queue​ ​​

Counselors are available on a drop-in basis to speak to students by telephone, once a student signs into Q-Less. 

Please note- Counseling is closed on Fridays during the summer, and will reopen on Mondays at 8:30AM   

The Q-Less callback service may also close when student wait times far exceed counselor availability. Depending on student wait time, we may not be able to reopen for the day. 

If accessing the Q-Less line on your phone, download the QLess app (Android or iOS).

NOTE: Special program students (ex. EOP&S, VRC, Latino Center) should contact their special program(s) for Counseling.​ F-1 Visa students please go to:​

 We also have Video Express Counseling available!!  See link below:

   Video Express Counseling

Please check here for our hoursCounseling Hours
For this summer offering online MyEdPlan workshops 

Welcome to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 27 years! SMC tops in transfers to UCs, USC, LMU, and UCs and CSUs combined. World-Class education and endless possibilities await you.

Santa Monica College is here to help you! Feel free to reach out to SMC counselors to get assistance on how to transfer to the best college or university for you.

To be a successful transfer student:

  • Take advantage of all the resources listed on our website

  • Attend workshops and college fairs to gather information

  • Meet with counselors and university representatives to create the best transfer plan

General Counseling and Transfer Services Center

(310) 434-4210
Location & Hours


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Get ahead of the transfer process: earn scholarships directly from 4-year colleges and universities while you complete your Associates' degree.

Connect with 4-year colleges and track your progress towards successful transfer during community college. 

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