Emeritus Winter 2020 Schedule

Registration Information


Important Semester Dates

Due to the COVID - 19 stay - at - home orders, we are not certain where we will be permitted to distribute printed schedules. The class schedule is available online at smc.edu/emeritus.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 Schedule available online at smc.edu/emeritus

Monday, October 28, 2019 Schedule available at Emeritus and Santa Monica Libraries

Monday, November 18, 2019 First day of Registration/Enrollment

Monday, January 6, 2020 Winter Session Begins

Monday, January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (no classes/campus closed)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Winter Session Ends

How to reach us

SMC Emeritus
1227 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Business Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Telephone: 310-434-4306

Email: emeritus@smc.edu

Web: smc.edu/emeritus

Enrollment Services Options

Listed above are the important semester dates. Students must enroll every semester. Students are initially allowed to enroll in a maximum of 3 classes for the Winter 2020 session. This cap will be lifted at the start of week 3 to allow you to enroll in additional classes, and enable us to fill more of the seats in available classes. Please note, the same enrollment rules apply; therefore, you will not be able to enroll in duplicate sections of the same course or enroll in a class that causes a time conflict, etc.

New Students are those without an SMC Student Identification Number. New students must register/enroll in person at the Emeritus Enrollment Services Office & provide a picture ID in order for their paper application to be processed and to receive their permanent student ID#. The Application Forms are located in the back of this schedule, at the Enrollment Services office, or online at smc.edu/emeritus.

Returning Students are those absent from classes for three semesters or more. You must use an Application Form to enroll in classes. The Application Form is located in the back of this schedule, at the Enrollment Services office, or online at smc.edu/emeritus.

Continuing Students are students actively enrolled in the present or either of the previous 2 semesters. Continuing students may enroll themselves online or use a paper form. At least two weeks prior to the start of enrollment, Continuing Student Enrollment Cards are mailed to the address on record. Listed at the top of the form is a computer generated online enrollment appointment date/time that will rotate to a previous day each term. You may enroll online using the SMC Corsair Connect Enrollment System on your appointment date/time or anytime thereafter. If you are not assigned an online enrollment appointment, you cannot enroll online and must fill out a paper form to enroll (either use the Continuing Student Enrollment Card or an Application Form available in the back of this schedule). Continuing Students who received an online enrollment appointment are the only students who are eligible to use authorization codes given to them by faculty to self-enroll online in closed classes after the start of the semester. If you receive an authorization code from an instructor for a closed class, enroll yourself in the class online to get yourself processed into the class faster than submitting a paper add card to the Enrollment Services office.

Online enrollment system for continuing students: Corsair Connect

The online enrollment process at Emeritus occurs through SMC’s Corsair Connect system. Online enrollment appointments are computer generated and rotate to a previous day each term. Online enrollment gives continuing students the best odds for successful enrollment. Enroll online on your appointment date/time or any time thereafter. Detailed online enrollment instructions are available online at smc.edu/emeritus or in the Emeritus Enrollment Services Office. Emeritus mini computer lab volunteers can assist students with online enrollment when the mini lab is open. Go to room #209 during the first week of the enrollment period and use this great service! Mini lab hours are posted on the door and usually are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the first week of enrollment. If a volunteer is unavailable, the mini lab will close that day. For helpful information online:

  • Go to smc.edu/emeritus – click onto the links located at the left hand side. There you will find helpful links, such as: Instructions for Online Enrollment; Corsair Connect (Online Enrollment & SMC Email); Searchable Schedule (to search which classes are open); and other helpful links.

  • To use “Corsair Connect” to enroll online, make sure you have your SMC/Emeritus Student ID number, password and class section numbers available. If this is the first time you are using Corsair Connect, then your initial password will be your 6-digit date of birth (MMDDYY) and you will then be asked to convert your 6-digit date of birth password to a new alphanumeric password. You are responsible for retaining your new password and for printing your online enrollment transaction receipt. If you have forgotten your ID number or password, click on “I cannot access my account” on the Corsair Connect login screen and follow the next directions to retrieve your login information.

  • To use “Searchable Schedule” to look for open classes, go to smc.edu/emeritus; on the left side menu, under the “Schedule of Classes” sub-menu, click onto “Searchable Schedule.” Then, select 1) the Semester (e.g. Fall), 2) Class Type (Emeritus), and 3) Class Status (e.g. open). Scroll down & click the “Search” button. A listing of classes appears below the “Search” button. Click the right arrow at the bottom of the page to access the next rows/pages of classes.

Paper Application Enrollments

Students using the paper application enrollment option may mail or drop off forms no earlier than the official first day of enrollment to the Emeritus Enrollment Services Office. Paper enrollment forms are processed after all the online appointments have expired with mailed-in forms taking precedence.

  • Mailed forms are processed prior to hand-delivered forms on a daily basis. Postmarks are used to determine processing order.

  • Fill out all forms completely, sign, date and provide an emergency contact/number on the form.

  • List courses in priority order; do not enroll in duplicate sections of the same course or classes that overlap in time.

  • Write “Alt” to indicate your 2nd choice for a better chance of receiving a course of your choice.

Not Able to Enroll?

If you are unable to enroll because of missing application information, a required matriculation code change, unpaid credit course fees, a records hold, or disqualification status, call the Emeritus office for information. If you are unable to enroll due to a closed class, please see section below on closed classes. If you are unable to enroll online due to technical challenges, we will refer you to the mini computer lab volunteers in room #209 to assist you with online enrollment. Please use this great student service. Due to a small staff, we are unable to train students to enroll online over the telephone.

Transaction Receipt/Confirmation of Enrollment

Students enrolling online will not receive a mailed transactions receipt from Emeritus. You must print your transaction receipts from the SMC Corsair Connect online enrollment system. If you have submitted a paper application for enrollment, you will receive a transaction receipt via US mail. If a class you selected is not listed, then that indicates: the class was filled, there was a time conflict, or you tried to enroll in two sections of the same course. ID#s are listed on the upper left hand of the confirmation/receipt. BRING YOUR RECEIPT TO THE FIRST CLASS(ES) or TO THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS.

Closed Classes / Wait List

For closed classes, students who enroll online can add themselves onto the wait list by clicking “Wait for a Class”, if wait list space is available. Students who submit a paper enrollment form will automatically be added to the wait list, if wait list space is available. The maximum capacity for a wait list is approximately 30% of the maximum seat capacity for the class. The wait list is ordered in chronological order: the name of the student joining the wait list the earliest will be included at the top (#1). Once the class starts, instructors will use this chronological wait list when considering granting authorization (add) codes or signing add cards / continuing student forms. The wait list will be updated as students enroll in the class or remove themselves from it. When a seat opens up in a class, all active students on the wait list will receive an Open Seat Notification email to their SMC email account. Whoever enrolls first gets the seat. Being on the wait list and receiving an Open Seat Notification email does not guarantee an actual seat to anyone. Enrollment for the open seat is on a “first come, first to enroll” basis. For higher chances of getting the open seat, check your SMC email regularly and register yourself online.


  • Courses are free but we gladly accept donations.

  • Attend the first class or you may be dropped. Regular attendance throughout the semester is expected or you may be dropped from the class.

  • Low enrollment and low attendance may cause class cancellations.

  • Only enrolled students may attend and participate in class.

Address Changes

Use an address card for changes or make changes online at smc.edu/emeritus. Click on “Corsair Connect (Online Enrollment & SMC Email)” from the menu on the left side and login. Then, click the “Enrollment” blue tab/link in the middle of the page. From the left side menu, click “Profile / Preferences” and update your address, then press “Submit Changes” at the bottom of the page to save the new information.

Emergency Information Cards

Help us help you. Make sure your emergency information is current each term. If you need to make changes to your emergency information, then fill out an Emergency Card in person at the Emeritus Enrollment Services Office or fill in the info on your enrollment form.

A sample of a course from the schedule:

Sample Course from the Schedule

The 9000 level section number of the course must be placed in the “section” field on the application form or add card for correct enrollment.

Abbreviation of Days

M = Monday

T = Tuesday

W = Wednesday

Th = Thursday

F = Friday

S = Saturday

MW = Monday & Wednesday

MF = Monday & Friday

TTh = Tuesday & Thursday

WF = Wednesday & Friday


Scholarships/Grants are available for material or book needs for students experiencing financial difficulties. Make a confidential request to the Program Coordinator, 310-434-4306.

ADA Accommodations

SMC Emeritus students who require ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations in order to successfully participate in our unique noncredit older adult program or to sign up for our specialized Pathfinders classes should contact the SMC Center For Students With Disabilities. Santa Monica College makes every effort to make its campus fully accessible to students with disabilities. The college’s Center for Students with Disabilities offers guidance and counseling on admissions requirements and procedures, as well as a number of special programs to help students with their academic, vocational, and career planning goals. In addition, the Center offers services such as specialized equipment, adaptive computer training, and test proctoring, among many other accommodations for students who are eligible.

Call the SMC Center for Students with Disabilities for SMC Emeritus student ADA accommodations at 310-434-4265 or visit smc.edu/student-support/center-for-students-with-disabilities/index.php

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Santa Monica College fosters a work and learning environment that welcomes and supports a diverse student body and staff reflective of our pluralistic society. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, sexual orientation, or marital status for admission and enrollment in classes, student services, financial aid, and employment in accordance with provisions of Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112).

Any person seeking information about or claiming grievance because of alleged violations of the laws listed above should contact:

  • SMC Human Resources Office for complaints of unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination, 310-434-4415

  • ADA/504 Compliance Officer for disability discrimination concerns, 310-434-4442

Grievances are reviewed in terms of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504 law. If normal channels are not available or fail to meet legal requirements, the necessary action is initiated by the college. A record of all grievances is reported to the Affirmative Action Committee.

De acuerdo con los provisos de los Tìtulos VI y VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Tìtulo IX de las Enmiendas Docentes de 1972 y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 (P.L. 93-112), Santa Mónica College se compromete a la igualdad de oportunidades para ingresar en el College, para matricularse en las clases, para utilizar los servicios estudiantiles, para ayuda financiera y para empleo, sin discriminar por razones de raza, color, religión, sexo, paìs de origen, edad, impedimento fìsico, preferencia sexual, estado civil o por ser veterano de la época de Vietnam.