Welcome to the SMC Transfer/Counseling Center!

The Transfer/Counseling Center is available to assist all continuing SMC students.

Students in their first year of college should see a counselor in the Welcome Center: (310) 434-8101

F-1 Visa Students must see a counselor in the International Counseling Center: (310) 434-4218

The Transfer Counseling Center is seeing students on a drop-in basis. Drop-in students are seen "first-come, first served" and are placed on a waiting list. Please arrive well in advance of our closing time to ensure being seen. For quick questions, 5​10 minutes, "Express Counseling" is also available.

Please note: During peak enrollment periods, the student waitlist may sometimes close earlier than posted closing times due to student demand.

If you are unable to enroll for a Math or English class, Anatomy 1, Biology 21, or Chemistry 11 you may come into our office with official or unofficial transcripts to verify that you have satisfied the prerequisite. For all other science waivers, please email ScienceWaivers@smc.edu for instructions through the Science Department.

Counselors do not provide counseling over the phone. However, some topics can be handled via Online Counseling which is available at smc.edu/oc.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Office Closures

January 21, 2019
February 8, 2019

Extended Hours

Thursday, February 7: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

We look forward to helping you with all of your academic planning needs!


1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628


(310) 434-4210


Counseling Complex Building

Map of Location: (PDF FileView a detailed map of the main campus.)

Map of SMC Main Campus with location of the Transfer Center