Once you submit your online application, you will be issued an Application Identification Number (Application ID#). You will also be matched with an Admissions Officer who will help you through the rest of the admissions process.
Please upload all support documents listed below to your on-line application. Do not mail any documents to Santa Monica College as paper documents will not be accepted.
||Sponsor's Official Bank Statement to demonstrate applicant can meet SMC's estimated tuition and living expenses. Further financial information may be required. View the list of estimated tuition and fees.
Sample Bank Statement
I-134 Affidavit of Support
|Copy of Passport
||A copy of your passport information and expiration page
||Records from last school attended. If the school was a college, university or high school within the US, official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to the International Education Center at SMC. US transcripts must show a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Note: All submitted documentation becomes the property of SMC International Education Center and cannot be returned.
||The fee to apply is $75.00 USD and is non-refundable
|Proof of English Proficiency
||SMC ISC English Proficiency - NOT required for admission to Intensive English Program. Applicants with TOEFL score of 500+ or the equivalent will be given preference.
||Write a personal essay (must be at least 500 words) explaining your reason(s) for applying to Santa Monica College. Be sure to include the following information in your personal statement: What major do you want to study? Do you wish to earn an associate’s degree and/or transfer to a university? If you wish to transfer, which institution(s) do you intend to apply to for transfer? - NOT required for admission to Intensive English Program.
|Status Verification Form
||Required only for students transferring from U.S. language institutes, colleges, or universities.
||All students must be 18 years old at the time of initial attendance
*For students currently attending language school, college, or university in the U.S. in F1 status, and transferring to SMC.
You must have your application completed, paid for, and all required documents uploaded by the dates posted above.