High School Concurrent Enrollment Program
*Use the High School Concurrent Enrollment Packet link below to obtain instructions and all required forms.
About SMC’s High School Concurrent Enrollment Program
- High School Concurrent Enrollment allows high school and other select students the opportunity to enroll in college courses at for educational enrichment.
- Participating students are exempted from enrollment fees and non-resident tuition, if they are physically attending a high school in California.
- Out-of-State students do not qualify for the fee exemption.
- High School students are responsible for any other fees (e.g., parking, course materials, books, and health fees, and optionally, the Student ID card fee if they wish to receive it).
- For more information on students fees, please visit our fees webpage.
Program Requirements and Limitations
- The student must have completed the 8th grade (or equivalent) by the beginning of the term they wish to attend. Students who have not completed 8th grade may petition for special consideration.
- Applicants are required to take the SMC English assessment test and must place into English 21A or higher (Level B English) in order to participate in the program, except if enrolling only in a performance course.
- If the course description in the Class Schedule lists an English prerequisite or skills advisory, you must take the assessment test and place at that level (or higher) in order to enroll in that class.
- Must take the SMC Math Assessment test if taking a course with a Math prerequisite or advisory (see the Schedule of Classes or College Catalog for this information). This includes most Math, Chemistry, and Physics courses.
- Be sure to bring a valid photo ID and your SMC ID number with you when you arrive for the assessment tests. Find out the Assessment Center's testing hours and other information here.
- Students are limited to six units, or two classes, per semester or term. Students may petition to exceed the unit limit.
- Students will not be allowed to take courses in subject areas where the student previously received a grade below a C, whether taken at the college or high school level.
- Once admitted, students may not participate in college extra-curricular activities at SMC.
Credit Awarded through Concurrent Enrollment
- Credit awarded for courses taken at Santa Monica College may be used to satisfy high school requirements. Consult your school to find out.
- All courses taken at SMC will be part of your educational record and will be recorded on your SMC transcript.
- Should a student wish to forfeit the college credit earned from courses taken as a concurrent enrollment student, he/she must file the College Credit Forfeiture Request form in Admissions & Records within the first two weeks of the term. This decision is not reversible. Courses taken will still be listed on the SMC transcript, but will not be transferrable to a college/university.
Differences between the SMC High School Concurrent Enrollment Program and Dual Enrollment Program
- The High School Concurrent Enrollment program allows high school students to take college level courses on the Santa Monica College campus, whereas students participating in our Dual Enrollment program take college courses at a limited number of high schools, by special arrangement with the school.
For questions about our High School Concurrent Enrollment Program, contact:
Mr. Cael Edwards