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SMC|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|Winter Session 2015

Winter Session 2015


To apply to the Intensive ESL Program you must complete the International Student Online Application and the following admission requirements:
  • Submit official transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from secondary schooling and from any college/universities attended. If the original language is not English , a certificated English translation must accompany all transcripts, certificates, and diplomas.
  • Submit proof of financial support demonstrating you can meet the minimum estimated tuition and living expenses ($27,000 USD).
  • Carefully read, sign, and return the "General Requirements for Students Accepted to Santa Monica College".
  • Submit a non refundable application fee of $75.
  • Note: These admission requirements are listed on the international student online Application.
Application Deadline – October 15, 2014.

Information Seminar

Students admitted to the Intensive English Program must attend an Information Seminar. An IEP Levels Placement test will be administered by the English teachers. Students will be provided information on immigration issues, medical insurance, public safety and take a campus tour. Tuition will be collected at that time. The information seminar fee is $85.


The Intensive ESL Program tuition for the Winter Session is $1,200. Tuition is payable by cash, money order, cashier’s check, or a California bank check only. There is no payment plan available. Tuition refunds follow Santa Monica College policies for each semester or session. Tuition includes the SMC Health Center fee, Student Association, and the Student Identification Card. 
*Tuition and Fees are subject to change without prior notice.


Books will need to be purchased separately in the SMC Bookstore. Please see your ESL instructor before purchasing your books.

Winter Session 2015

The Intensive English Program begin and end date are to be determined. The Intensive English Program follows the same academic calendar as the regular undergraduate program.

Health Insurance

The Intensive ESL Program requires all students to purchase health insurance from Santa Monica College. The cost for the health insurance for the Winter Session is $200.00 and this includes full medical insurance for one semester and one session.


There are no housing accommodations at Santa Monica College. Available housing information is listed on the international program website. We recommend that you plan to arrive early (3-4 weeks before class starts) to secure proper accommodations.
The following is an estimate of the average monthly living expenses in Santa Monica:  
Living Expenses
$ 1,331.00
$ 184.00
Public ​Transportation
$ 156.00
​Personal Expenses
$ 318.00
Total                                                                     $1,989.00 per month
   * Estimated living expenses (9 months of study) $17,897.00 ​ ​​