Admissions FAQs

  • How do I recover my Corsair Connect password?

  • You may recover your Corsair Connect password online. You will need to answer two of the "secret questions" you set up when you initially setup your network account. Select "I cannot access my account." Then, select "I forgot my password" and follow the recovery process. You will be asked to answer two of the "secret questions" you set up when you initially activated your network account. If you forgot your answers, you will need to go to the Admissions Office in person to reset your account. You can also email Admissions from your personal email account we have on record. Send a copy your government-issued identification, and your SMC ID number.

  • Where can I find the academic calendar?

  • The District Calendar and the Dates and Deadlines page provide important deadline and holiday information.

    You can also take a look at Class Schedule.

  • How can I see classes offered and course descriptions?

  • Class Schedule

    Class selection for a specific term is listed in the Class Schedule.


    Click here to access the most current catalog as well as archived copies from previous years.

  • Can't Log In

  • Can’t Log In to Corsair Connect

    There may be several reasons why you are not able to access Corsair Connect. Make sure you are using the right password (passwords are case sensitive). If that does not work, use the “I cannot access my account” link on Corsair Connect.

    Can’t Log In to Canvas Learning Management System

    Canvas is the name of SMC’s online course learning management system.

    SMC courses use Canvas for communication, grade posting, material delivery, and testing. It is accessible on and off campus at

    For any technical support, please visit Canvas.

  • How do I change my Corsair Connect and Canvas password?

  • Change Corsair Connect and Canvas password

    You may change your Corsair Connect and Canvas password online. You will need to provide personal information and answer two of the "secret questions" you set up when you initially setup your network account.

  • How do I apply to SMC?

  • To apply to SMC, visit the Online Application.

  • Where is SMC’s lost and found?

  • Visit SMC’s campus police department for lost and found information.

    You can report a lost item online.

  • How do I enroll in classes?

  • Find your classes on the Class Schedule and enroll on Corsair Connect. For more information, visit SMC Enrollment Guide to find the steps and helpful tips to successfully enroll at Santa Monica College.

    For enrolling in person, please visit the Admissions Office.

  • How do I take the bus to SMC?

  • Ride the Big Blue Bus for free!. Any Line, Anytime, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your fees, swipe your card, ride the bus and save money, time and the air! Visit the BBB website for more info.

    • New students & staff ID cards are ready to use!
    • Returning students & staff must re-activate cards at the Bursar’s office each semester.

    *Remember, you will need your student/staff ID number!

  • What is Corsair Connect?

  • Corsair Connect is the SMC student portal. Corsair Connect allows students to perform a variety of enrollment activities online. Through Corsair Connect students can add and drop classes, check their class schedule, pay fees, access transaction receipts and more. Students may also access eCompanion, MyEdPlan, Schedule Planner, library resources, etc. Corsair Connect may be accessed with your SMC ID number and password. Click on the link above to access Corsair Connect.

Class Schedule

Find schedule information for all open enrollment semesters including changes, cancellations & additions (updated every 2 hours). Searchable Class Schedule.