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Santa Monica College|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|How to Apply to SMC

How to Apply to SMC

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.

Application Requirement
Financial Statement 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.

Financial Statement
Sample Bank Statement
I-134 Affidavit of Support
Copy of Passport A copy of your passport information and expiration page
Transcript 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. U​S 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.
Application Fee 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.
Essay 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.
Age Requirement All students must be 18 years old at the time of initial attendance
Session Out of Country Application Deadline In Country Application Deadline*
Summer Session April 15 May 15
Fall Semester June 15 July 15
Winter Session October 15 November 15
Spring Semester November 15 January 5

*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.

Fill out our easy Online Application Form. Apply Now!