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Transfer Counseling and Services


Welcome to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 25 years! SMC tops in transfers to UCs, USC, LMU, and UCs and CSUs combined. A world-class education and endless possibilities await you.

Santa Monica College is here to help you! Feel free to reach out to SMC counselors to get assistance on how to transfer to the best college or university for you.

To be a successful transfer student:

  • Take advantage of all the resources listed on our website

  • Attend workshops and college fairs to gather information

  • Meet with counselors and university representatives to create the best transfer plan

Important Notice for Students Applying for Fall 2017

The UC system recently announced an extension for transfer applicants.

The “priority application deadline” for transfer applicants is still NOVEMBER 30, 2016.  After that date, the UC system will announce which campuses/majors still have openings for applicants and they will continue to accept applications FOR THOSE MAJORS ONLY until January 3, 2017.  Students who want to be considered by the UC system must adhere to the original November 30th deadline to avoid the risk of their major closing. 

Transfer/Counseling Center

(310) 434-4210

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