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 ("first-come, first-served"). 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.

Starting the week of Sept.3, we will begin booking appointments for the following week, Sept.9- 13.  You can either call our office on Tues, Sept.3 to make an appointment at (310)434-4210 or you can book an appointment online by logging into your SMC Corsair Connect account, and clicking on "Book a Counseling Appointment" under "Quick Links" on the left-hand side of the page.

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

Fall 2019 Hours of Operation

Week 1- Aug.26- 30- Extended Hours of Operation)

Monday: 8:00 a .m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30​ p.m.

Weeks 2-17 (Starting Sept.3, Tuesday)

Monday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1​2:30​​​​ p.m.

Please note that the campus will be closed on the following dates:

Sept.2, Monday (Labor Day holiday)

Nov.11, Monday (Veteran's Day)

Nov.28-29, Thurs/Fri (Thanksgiving Holiday)

The semester ends on Friday, Dec.20th.


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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