International Education Center
To limit the potential transmission of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and care for the health and wellbeing of SMC's students, faculty, and staff, the college has taken specific actions that will influence how we provide education and services in the immediate future.
International Education Center to receive assistance with:
- Immigration and F-1 visa issues
- Travel Signatures
- Health Insurance questions
- Department of Motor Vehicles support
- Verification Letters
- Package Program support
- Social Security questions
International Counselor to receive assistance with:
(Counselors will respond within 3-5 business days)
- Covid Drop Form, Reduced Course Load, Special Consideration and other forms
- Over units (more than 9 in summer and/or more than 18 in Fall)
- Questions regarding requirements and completion of educational goals
- MyEdPlan review
Online Drop-In Counseling for International Students
Speak with a counselor for a 5-15 minute phone session to receive assistance with:
- Course planning for continuing students who have not completed classes elsewhere
- Over units (9 in summer and/or up to 18 in Fall)
- Guided Self Placement questions
- Pass/No Pass; Course Repeats
When you join the line, a text message will alert you when we are ready. We'll call you at the number provided. Make sure your phones are adjusted to receive a call from an "unknown" or "no caller id" number. Counselors will not be able to make international calls.
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We are trying our best to provide services to you during this extraordinary time. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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