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SMC Promise Eligibility

Detailed information and requirements to join SMC Promise and remain eligible.

Deadline to Accept SMC 2020-21 Promise Award

*NOTE: You only need to accept the SMC Promise once. You will automatically be eligible for the award for the terms noted below so long as you apply by the deadline and meet all eligibility requirements.

  • July 5: Summer 2020
  • September 13: Fall 2020
  • January 17: Winter 2021
  • February 28: For Spring 2021

Requirements to Join

SMC Promise students have access to tuition and school fee waivers, free id cards, and the possibility of an SMC Promise book voucher for the SMC Bookstore! Here's how you can become eligible:

1st Year Eligibility

A list of the requirements for all students interested in joining SMC Promise for the first time.

2nd Year Eligibility

A list of the requirements to continue with SMC Promise for a second year.

Summer & Winter Requirements

Additional information about taking classes during Summer & Winter sessions while a part of SMC Promise.

 

Alternative Eligibility

  • SMC Promise: Year 1

    • Starting with Fall 2020 SMC Promise students who do not complete 12 units in Fall, but officially enrolled and stayed enrolled in 12 units, but who otherwise withdrew from a class with a W, or received a Failing/NP grade, may become eligible for Spring if you make-up the unit deficiency during Winter session. 
    • Student must have a minimum of 12 units completed (UC) with grades of A, B, C, D or P (W, I, IP, SP NP grades do not count) between Fall and Winter (Fall UC + Winter UC >= 12).
    • Eligibility will be updated once final grades for the “make-up” class/units are posted to the student’s transcript.
    • Funding eligibility for inter-session courses (i.e., Winter and Summer) is unchanged. Most students making up units will generally need to pay out-of-pocket, unless they enroll in 12 or more units during the inter-session.
  • SMC Promise: Year 2

    • To become eligible for Year 2, student may make-up any unit deficiency in Spring semester by making up the units during summer session. 

    • Eligibility will be updated once the grades for the make-up units are posted to the student’s transcript

    • Student must have a minimum of 12 units completed (UC) with grades of A, B, C, D or P (W, I, IP, SP NP grades do not count) between Fall and Winter (Fall UC + Winter UC >= 12).
    •  Eligibility will be updated once final grades for the “make-up” class/units are posted to the student’s transcript.
    • Funding eligibility for inter-session courses (i.e., Winter and Summer) is unchanged. Most students making up units will generally need to pay out-of-pocket, unless they enroll in 12 or more units during the inter-session.