New!  Drop-In Telephone​ Counseling​​​

Counsel​ing Callback Queue​ ​​

Counselors are available on a drop-in basis to speak to students by telephone, once a student signs into Q-Less. NOTE: Q-Less will close when student wait times far exceed counselor availability. Depending on student wait time, we may not be able to reopen for the day.  

If accessing the Q-Less line on your phone, download the QLess app (Android or iOS).

CURRENT Q-LESS Drop-in Counseling Hours: 

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:3​0 p.m. June 3rd and June 10th opens at 9:00 a.m.

  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.​​

We also have Video Express Counseling available if you would like to "see" the counselor: Video Express Counseling

Counselors are available for telephone appointments and video appointments (Zoom).
Book an appointment through Corsair Connect.

Special program students (ex. EOP&S, VRC, Latino Center) should contact their special program(s) for Counseling.​ F-1 Visa students please go to:​

Please check here for our hours:  Counseling Hours

Welcome to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 27 years! SMC tops in transfers to UCs, USC, LMU, and UCs and CSUs combined. 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

General Counseling and Transfer Services Center

(310) 434-4210
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