Welcome to SMC Success and Engagement Center!

Formally the Assessment Center.

Walk-In Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p .m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change without prior notice.

Office Closures

Monday, May 27
Wednesday, June 12 thru Friday, June 14
Thursday, July 4

​Location

Liberal Arts Building- Room 109
1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405(Map #49)

Contact

Phone: (310) 434-8040
Fax: (310) 434-8019

English and Math Placement is Changing Summer/Fall 2019

English and Math Placement

Due to the passage of Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705), new students will be placed into math and English classes one of two ways: using high school GPA/coursework information, or Guided Self-Placement. Read more about the placement process.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement

ESL placement tests are still required for any student wanting to take credit ESL classes. Appointments are not needed. Visit the Assessment Center during walk-in hours.

Government-Issued Photo ID Required for Testing

  • Valid government-issued photo identification such as passport, driver's license, state ID, or high school picture ID card, is required for testing.

  • Undocumented students may present their high school ID, yearbook, matricular/consular ID card, or a financial institution's card having a picture on it.

  • The Assessment Center reserves the right to ask for a secondary form of ID. A student ID card may be used only as a secondary form of identification.

  • You cannot assess for a course you are currently enrolled or been enrolled in within the last 2 years. For example: if you are enrolled in an ESL class, you will not be eligible to retake the ESL assessment again. Same applies for Chemistry.

  • All acts of impersonation attempted an impersonation, use of fraudulent ID cards/passports will be reported to the College Police and Student Judicial Affairs for adjudication. College Police will refer all such cases to the City Attorney ’s Office for criminal prosecution.

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