Workshops

Private (California and Out of State) Schools

 

 

Show Me the Money! How to Pay for Your Bachelor’s Degree

This workshop will provide detailed information regarding the cost structure of a Bachelor's degree and what funding options are available to student's.  Federal, state, and institutional financial aid will be reviewed as well as unrestricted scholarship opportunities.​​

How to Transfer to LMU (Loyola Marymount University)

SMC is the top transfer California Community College to LMU!  Hear from the LMU Undergraduate ADmission staff member who makes transfer admission decisions about what students need to do to be competitive applicants and learn about the TAG program.

How to Transfer to USC (University of Southern California)

SMC is the top transfer California Community College to USC! Hear from a USC Undergraduate Admission staff member who makes transfer admission decisions about what students need to do to be competitive applicants.

Transferring to Ivy League Schools

Ivy League schools are some of the most selective colleges in the United States, and they also rank among the country's top private universities. Ivy League schools' acceptance rates are typically less than 10%. Attend this workshop to learn about what these colleges and universities look for in a transfer applicant.

Common Application Workshops

The Common Application is a web based application that is used by over 600 local and out of state colleges and universities (e.g. USC, Pepperdine, and LMU to name a few). An SMC counselor will explain how to complete the Common Application.

Virtual Counselor Assistance

Counselors will be available virtually to assist students with the transfer application(s). If you have mixed records, it is recommended that you have copies of transcripts from all colleges attended. Counselors will not be assisting with Personal insight questions during this time.

Transferpalooza (Transfer Application(s)/Essay Assistance)

Join us for Transferpalooza! Meet with a counselor or English faculty for assistance on your transfer application(s) and/or get feedback on your essay/personal insight questions (PIQ)! 

Schedule:  

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 9AM-6PM
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 8:30AM-5PM
  • Monday, November 30, 2020, 9:00AM-6PM 

Visit www.smc.edu/vec for more information on how to join.

I'm Admitted! Next Steps for Transfer (Financial Aid, Housing, etc.)

Information on the final steps to complete a successful transfer will be covered. For example, sending final transcripts, GE certification, and attendin​g orientation at your transfer institution.

For transfer students admitted Fall 2021.

Denied Admission. How to Appeal

What are your chances if you appeal? This workshop will help students understand and craft an appeal to have their admission decision reconsidered.

For students denied admission for Fall 2021.