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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Office Contact

  • Welcome Center Email: welcomecenter@smc.edu
  • Phone: 310-434-8101
  • Location: SSC 1st Floor (Campus closed, operating remotely)

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ​

Welcome Center Café

Have general questions about enrollment? Come to the Welcome Center Café! You can learn about the application and enrollment process, as well as resources available to new students to help them get started. We hold a weekly Zoom call Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. PST.

  Join Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m. PST

Upcoming Events

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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? Visit the SMC Promise Program Guide for all things SMC Promise, including information about eligibility, benefits, and book vouchers!

SMC Promise Guide

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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

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