Online Counseling

This service is available to assist you in answering counseling related questions. A list of  “Frequently Asked Questions” which address a variety of topics may provide the information or answer to your question/s.

Participate in a MyEdPlan Online Workshop

MyEdPlan is an online education planning tool that allows you to: create and edit an education plan on you own anytime; plan your courses for future terms; track your progress toward your goal as you meet major/program/degree requirements; submit your education plan for review by a counselor directly from MyEdPlan; and meet the educational planning requirements for enrollment, including priority enrollment.

Request a Preliminary Transcript/Exam Score Online Evaluation

If you have completed coursework at another college or university or have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or CLEP scores, it is very important that you have the coursework evaluated by a Santa Monica College counselor. The evaluation will determine if the courses satisfy general education requirements for transfer to UC or CSU campuses, or for an SMC degree.

Request a Prerequisite Course Waiver

The Santa Monica College courses listed below have a computer enforced prerequisite. If you have completed the prerequisite course at another accredited college with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or satisfied the prerequisite course by an Advanced Placement Exam Score of ‘3’ or better submit a request for a prerequisite course waiver.

  • All math classes, except math 50 and 81
  • All English courses;  ESL 11A, ESL 11B, ESL 21A, and ESL 21B;
  • Chemistry 11, 12, 21, 22, and 24 (non-math prerequisites); Physics 7, 9, 22, 23, 24 (non-math prerequisites);
  • Anatomy 1, Microbiology 1, Nursing 17, Physiology 3, Biology 21, 22 and 23;
  • Early Childhood Education  21 and Early Childhood Education 22, Film 32 and Film 33

For all other courses that have a prerequisite, it is recommended that you be prepared to provide a transcript of the successful completion of the prerequisite course on the first day of class should the instructor ask.​