Welcome High School Counselors!

Santa Monica College believes that the relationship with high schools and counseling staff makes a difference in the lives of students all across the country. Your dedication is what helps us do our jobs as professionals.

This page is dedicated to counseling staff who are interested in what SMC is doing so that they will be better equipped to serve their students. As you may already know, Santa Monica College is #1 in transfers to UC & CSU. We would like to assist you and your campus support staff by providing the information needed to guide your students through their academic transition.

The following links will provide the information especially helpful in assisting your students. At any time feel free to contact us with your questions. You can contact the SMC Office of Outreach & Recruitment at outreach@smc.edu; contact an Outreach Counselor directly or call (310) 434-4189.

Steps in becoming an SMC student

  1. Apply to SMC

  2. Complete an on-line student orientation

  3. Take the Placement Exam

  4. Meeting with an SMC Outreach Counselor

  5. Enroll in classes

  6. Payment of fees

Other important information