APPLY TO SMC

International F1/F2 Students

Study at SMC, one of the best community colleges in California and the United States

 

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Welcome!

We are excited you are applying to Santa Monica College, one of the best community colleges in California and the United States. Study English, earn a degree, prepare to transfer - no matter your goals, SMC has an affordable world-class education and endless possibilities..

Steps to Apply

There are specialized instructions if you are applying as an international student. Please read each step carefully to expedite processing.

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Apply to SMC 

To begin the SMC application, you must first create an account. Once you have created an account, complete and submit your Santa Monica College admission application

It takes 4-6 weeks to process international student applications. This does not include the process in your country to obtain your F-1 visa. 

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Pay Application Fees

A nonrefundable application fee is required to process your application. 

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Submit Documents

Upload all support documents listed below to your online application. 

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Sign up for Information Seminar

Once you are an SMC student, upon arrival to the U.S. you must attend the information seminar. You are required to sign up for the seminar as part of your admission process.

 

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Term and Application Dates

TERM

OUT OF COUNTRY APPLICATION DEADLINE

IN COUNTRY APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR

STUDENTS HOLDING VALID F1 VISAS

Winter 2022 Session
January 4 - February 10, 2022

November 15

December 1

Spring 2022 Semester
February 14 - June 14, 2022

January 5

January 15

Summer 2022 Session
June 20 - August 12, 2022

May 15

June 1

Fall 2022 Session
August 29 - December 20, 2022

July 15

August 1

 

 

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Contact

International Education Center (IEC)
Student Services Center (SSC) 3rd Floor
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Mon - Thu  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Fri 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phone: 310-434-4217 and 310-434-4218
Fax: 310-434-3651

 

For general questions, emailIntlEd@smc.edu
For academic counseling, contact International Counseling

Include your name in any communication via email.

Connect with a Peer Mentor

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