The Scholars Program is a distinctive academic community within the
larger Santa Monica College campus. Scholars’ students are a talented
group of highly motivated individuals whose goals demand specialized and
intense academic preparation and study. This Program aims to prepare
students for transfer to the colleges and universities of their choice.
special transfer agreements with top four-year colleges and
universities, Scholars students get priority consideration for
admissions to the following campuses: The UCLA College of Letters and
Science (TAP), UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, to name a few.
Scholars Program philosophy is to promote mastery of subject matter
demonstrated through writing, research, critical thinking, and analysis.
Scholars courses are taught by faculty that are highly recommended by
their respective departments and their students. The Scholars Program
coursework provides students with the educational background essential
to university-level work.