Welcome to the SMC General Counseling and Transfer Services Center!

The General Counseling and Transfer Services 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 General Counseling and Transfer Services Center is now seeing students on a drop-in basis. Arrive well in advance of our closing time to ensure being seen.

Additionally, 5-10 minute Express Counseling is available to address quick questions.

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.

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

Fall 2019 Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. Couns​​elors only available to review UC/CSU transfer applications

Tuesday: 8:30a.m. -  6 p.m.
Nov. 26 from 6 - 7 p.m. Counselors only available to review UC/CSU transfer applications

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov. 27 closing at 5 p.m. due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 28 closed due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1​2:30​​​​ p.m.

Special Dates​

Closed Nov. 28-29 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Semester ends on Friday, Dec. ​20.


Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor: PDF FileMap
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628


(310) 434-4210


Student Services Center Second Floor

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