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Santa Monica College|Student Services|Counseling|Ask An Online Counselor

Ask An Online Counselor

Dear Student,
Welcome to the SMC Online Counseling!  Our SMC online counselors are happy to help you, but we do want you to be aware that during peak enrollment periods, responses to online inquiries may take 5-7 business days.  We regret that we are not able to accept online counseling inquiries Friday-Sunday.  Please read the important information provided below and respond to the required question in order to route your inquiry appropriately.

Have you attended SMC or recently completed the admissions application? yes no



Important Information Regarding Waivers
Requests for Placement And Prerequisite Waivers are not processed via the online counseling service.

The Assessment Center will only process waivers to place students into English, ESL, Math, Chemistry 11 or higher, and Life Science courses (Anatomy 1, Physiology 3, Microbiology 1 or Biology 21, 22, 23).  Placement waivers for any other course are NOT needed and will not be processed. This includes Chemistry 9/10, Accounting, etc. If you are interested in these courses, you may proceed and enroll in them. Please note that you should bring a copy of your transcript on the first day of class to show to the instructor you are eligible for the class.




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