Admission Application


Applying to SMC is Easy!

Follow the steps below to apply and enroll at SMC. Special instructions apply for Undocumented students. Please read carefully to expedite processing
What is the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption
  • California Community College students who qualify for the Nonresident Tuition Exemption (previously referred to as the AB540 Exemption) will be charged in-state enrollment fees—currently, $46 per unit, and not the supplemental tuition charged to nonresidents.
  • Criteria to qualify may be found on the Exemption form.
What is the California Dream Act?
  • The California Dream Act allows students enrolled at California colleges to apply for financial aid.

Admission Application Contact and Support

Technical Questions & Account Recovery (24/7)

  • Call: 877-247-4836

  • TTY: 877-836-9332

  • Email: support@openccc.net

  • Ask Questions: Ask a question, share an idea, or report a problem.

  • 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. 

Admission Questions

  • Chat with Pearl! Click on the blue button at the bottom-right.

  • Email: admissions@smc.edu