APPLY TO SMC

New Students

 

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Welcome!

Are you a first-time college student or transferring from another school? Begin your enrollment at SMC here.

 

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Requirements for New Students

  • Must be 18 years of age or older; or
  • Younger student who has graduated from a regionally accredited high school; or
  • 16 years of age and possessing a "Student Score Report" for passing the California High School Proficiency Examination.
  • Requirements differ for High School Concurrent Enrollment Students.
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Steps to Apply:

Applying is easy! Just follow the steps below to complete enrollment.

Note: Parents should not complete the application on behalf of the student, but may assist.

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Apply to SMC

To begin the application process, you will need to create an account or sign in to OpenCCC, fill out the application, and submit. Be sure to read through the instructions carefully to expedite processing. If you completed your application correctly, you will receive a confirmation number and an email with the next steps.

MORE INFO ON OPENCCC AND CCCAPPLY

VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO APPLY

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Financial Aid (if needed)

SMC offers a variety of financial aid and scholarships to help you reach your goals. Apply for aid early. Over $50 million in aid is offered annually.

Complete Orientation

First-time college students must complete Orientation in order to receive an enrollment date and enroll in classes. Once you have submitted your application, look for an email with more information on how to complete this step.

Orientation is not required for transfer students but is recommended.

Review Course Placement

Once you have applied, you will get an email informing you how to review your Math and English course placement.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO REVIEW COURSE PLACEMENT

Develop Education Plan

Meet with your counselor to assist you with your education plan, course selections, transfer questions, and to learn about campus resources or create your own education plan using the award-winning MyEdPlan.

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Term and Application Dates

Term

TERM DATES

SUBMIT APPLICATION STARTING

APPLICATION DEADLINE

SPRING 2022

February 14, 2022 - June 14, 2022

March 1, 2021

May 15, 2022

SUMMER 2022

June 20, 2022 - August 12, 2022

September 1, 2021

July 25, 2022

FALL 2022

August 29, 2022 - December 20, 2022

September 1, 2021

November 15, 2022

WINTER 2023

January 3, 2023 - February 9, 2023

March 1, 2022

January 25, 2023

SPRING 2023

February 13, 2023 - June 13, 2023

March 1, 2022

May 15, 2023

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Welcome to the SMC Community

Now that you have applied and enrolled, join the SMC community!

Check out some of our Welcome Events and Resources.

#ProudToBeSMC

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Contact and Support 

Admissions

  • Chat with Pearl! Click on the blue button at the bottom-right.
  • QLess: Join our QLess call back line
  • Email: admissions@smc.edu

  • Phone: 310-434-4380

Technical Questions (24/7)

Account Recovery 

If you have previously created an OpenCCC account but do not remember the username or password, you can recover your account information via email or text message by clicking the "Forgot?" tab on the CCCApply sign in screen. You will receive instructions to the selected recover method for recovering your username, and creating a new password. Santa Monica College does not have access to OpenCCC accounts and is unable to assist students in recovering their account information. Please follow up with OpenCCC if you are unable to recover your account using their account recovery system.

 

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