Guide: How to Get Ready for the New Semester
Dates, Deadlines, and Student Services
Important deadlines under Dates & Deadlines and in the SMC GO app.
Check course-specific deadlines on Corsair Connect.
Take advantage of Extended Hours available for Admissions, Assessment, Counseling, Welcome Center, Financial Aid, Bursar's and the Bookstore.
Problems with Enrollment?
Identify the problem in Corsair Connect and follow instructions. Head to Admissions & Records if you continue to have problems. Take a screenshot of error messages.
If you have an "Orientation Hold," you must complete the SMC Online Orientation to enroll.
If you have an "Assessment Hold," you need to take both the English/ESL and mathematics. Go to the Assessment Center in Liberal Arts 109.
Make sure you know when and where your classes meet. Check your schedule on Corsair Connect. Printable Campus Maps are available.
Use SMC GO to help you find your classes and to navigate the campus.
Go to all your classes and participate in online classes the first week to avoid risk of being dropped.
"Crash" courses (go to the first class) and ask the instructor for an add code if you were not able to enroll in a class.
Get your books at the SMC Bookstore. The SMC Bookstore.
Parking & Transportation
Use SMC GO to help you plan your routes and identify parking locations.
Parking can be difficult. Free parking is available at the Bundy Campus with a Satellite Parking decal. You can take the shuttle to Main Campus. View the SMC shuttle schedule.
Buy and print a temporary parking permit online through Corsair Connect.
You need a parking permit for CMD (Center for Media and Design) and PAC (Performing Arts Center).
Avoid driving as much as possible. All our campuses may be reached by the Expo train, Big Blue Bus, Carpools, Biking, and SMC Shuttles. Find all options at Transportation & Parking.
Updated Big Blue Bus Routes. Visit the BBB Trip Planning page to plan your route.
Pay activities fees and activate your Student I.D. to ride “Any Big Blue Bus, Any Time” for FREE.
Transfer from Big Blue Bus to Expo for only 50¢ (or 25¢ S/D/M cash)
Board BBB for free using your current AS sticker.
Ask the driver for a “Metro Rail” transfer for 50¢ and pay with coins.
You will get a special TAP-enabled transfer.
Tap the transfer on the validator/turnstile at the Expo station.
Drop-Offs: are designated as a drop-off zone on Pico and 19th Street. Your Uber driver’s GPS will now direct them to this location to drop you off. Do the same for all ride-share programs (Lyft, Taxi, etc.). Drivers who block traffic, driveways, parking lots, and bus stops will be subject to traffic tickets.
Pick-Ups: When hailing a car, the Uber app will automatically drop your pin location to Pico and 19th to be picked up. Your driver will be waiting for you at this location only as the app will no longer allow pickups anywhere else around campus for safety reasons.
Pedestrian Zone: walk your bike, scooter, and skateboard through campus to avoid a fine. Do not park scooters on the interior of campus or on sidewalks if where they may block foot traffic.
Student ID Card
Get your student ID card at the Bursar’s Office. The ID costs $13.
You can also get it at the Financial Aid Office during the first two weeks of the Fall or Spring.
Pay the Associated Students membership fee, get your sticker, and then ride the BBB for free.
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