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Apply to SMC

  • First create an "OpenCCC" account
  • Then complete your SMC admission application using CCCApply
  • Have questions about the application? Contact us at
  • Soon after your application is processed, you'll get an Admission letter to your personal email with your SMC ID number and next steps (make sure to check your spam folder)
  • Setup your Corsair Connect (student portal) account – Sign In using ID number (default password is six-digit date of birth (MMDDYY). For example, if you were born January 1,  1999 your default password would be 010199

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  • Prepare for your English/ESL and Math placement tests
  • Boost your chance at placing into college-level courses, save money, time, and frustration!

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  • Bring your ID number and a government-issued picture ID
  • Take your placement tests. Assessment testing is offered year-round on a walk-in basis, for hours and policies visit 

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  • Take the SMC Online Orientation
  • Access it online through Corsair Connect under “Quick Links” 

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Counseling/Ed Plan

  • Create an Education Plan using MyEdPlan ( to ensure you’re on the right track toward completing your degree, certificate, or transfer pattern
  • Meet with a counselor at the Welcome Center to review your education plan (( if a new student) or Transfer Counseling Center ( if a continuing student)
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  • Enroll in classes in Corsair Connect at on or after your enrollment date – Set yourself a reminder on your enrollment date to ensure you have the best selection of classes available.
  • Click the “Enrollment Services” link and select your semester from the drop down menu
  • Use your Education Plan to build your schedule for the upcoming term
  • Use Schedule Planner (in Corsair Connect) to schedule your classes

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