Welcome to Santa Monica College.

In accordance with Title V regulations, Santa Monica College has specific procedures to determine a students' initial placement in a math course. Most students are placed into math courses through the Assessment Office. Multiple measures along with the results of an assessment test that assesses a student's computational skills are used to place students into a specific course level.

There are many factors that influence your success in a math class at Santa Monica College. The Mathematics Department at Santa Monica College believes that the single most important success factor is the individual's current skill level. The department also recognizes the importance of study skills, the allowance of time for homework, previous mathematics grades, the length of time elapsed since the completion of the previous mathematics course, completion of course prerequisites, and personal motivation.

We are here to help you succeed. The Math Lab provides tutoring and homework help five days a week, and during the Fall and Spring semesters teachers hold scheduled office hours. Additionally selected sections are associated with programs designed to improve students success, including STEM, Supplemental Instruction, FYE experience, Adelante Program, and Black Collegians.