Santa Monica College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the
U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at
Open Forum: Share your SMC experience with the visiting review team. Let your voice be heard!
Tuesday, October 4, 11:15 – 12:30 pm at the Theatre Arts Main Stage (Map)
Wednesday, October 5, 5 – 6 pm at Bundy Room 123 (Map)
Exit Interview: Thursday, October 6 at 11:30 am at the Theatre Arts Main Stage (Map)
A Message from President Jeffery on Third-Party Comments
Santa Monica College is in the process of finalizing its Self Evaluation Report for the reaffirmation of our accreditation. This report provides information and reflection on the College’s many accomplishments, challenges, and evolution over the past six years, and includes acknowledgement of areas in need of improvement.
It is important that we include your input, and to that end we invite your comments on the drafts of the Self Evaluation Report. To submit a comment, question or concern about the Self Evaluation drafts, visit the
SMC Public Comment webpage.
In addition, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) also accepts comments related to an institution’s compliance with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies at any time. Third-party comments associated with the self-evaluation review cycle must be received by the ACCJC no later than five weeks before scheduled Commission consideration. To submit a third-party comment, visit the
Thanking you for your continued support,
Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery
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