Student Support

Welcome Center

Welcome new students! As you begin your college journey, know that SMC is here to help you.

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The Welcome Center

Our goal in the Welcome Center is to authentically engage, welcome, and connect students with the tools and resources needed to empower them to achieve their goals. Through our outreach efforts, which includes support for high school students, out of state students, and transfer students from other colleges and universities,  we facilitate a successful start to their first year college experience in an inclusive and equitable environment.        

New Resources to Support You

In accordance with guidelines laid out by the CDC to combat the spread of COVID-19 and out of concern for the safety of our students and broader community, Santa Monica College has moved all support services to an online environment.

We have implemented many new features so that we can continue to provide you with the proper support services to help you succeed in this new remote environment.

Explore new resources below to get off to a strong start. We look forward to hearing from you!

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No matter which type of new student you are, we have information and resources just for you!
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High School Students

Learn how current high school students can attend SMC for FREE!

High School Students

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Out of State & Transfer Students

Learn how to successfully transition from out of state to study at SMC.

Out Of State Students

 

Find out what's needed for a smooth transfer from your current college/university to SMC.

Incoming Transfer Students

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SMC Promise Program

Have questions about the SMC Promise program? Need to know how to get your SMC ID card? View our SMC Promise Cheat Sheet as a quick reference guide to all things SMC Promise, including a link to the official SMC Promise home page.

SMC Promise Cheat Sheet

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Information for High School Counselors

We have dedicated tools and resources for high school counselors to help their students successfully apply and attend SMC. 

High School Counselors

 

Becoming an SMC Student

The resources below are designed to help students join the SMC community and be prepared for success.

 

Additional Student Resources

Counseling
Counseling 
Campus Tours
 Campus Tours 
FAQ
 FAQ (student faq)
Contact Us
 Contact Us

Fall 2020 Office Hours

*All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ​

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