Admission & Aid

How to Apply to Santa Monica College

 

 

We're excited you are applying to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 25+ years, where you'll experience an affordable world-class education and endless possibilities!

Once you submit your online application, you will be issued an Application Identification Number (Application ID#). You will also be matched with an Admissions Officer who will help you through the rest of the admissions process.

Upload all support documents listed below to your online application. Do not mail any documents to Santa Monica College. Paper documents are not accepted.

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Deadlines to Apply to SMC

Term Out of Country
Application Deadline
In Country Application Deadline For students holding valid F1 visas
Summer 2021 Session
June 21- August 13, 2021
April 15 May 15
Fall 2021 Session
August 30 - December 21, 2021
July 1 July 15
Winter 2022 Session
January 4 - February 10, 2022
October 15  Nov 15
Spring 2022 Semester
February 14 - June 14, 2022
Nov 15 January 5

If you are applying for a session start-date not listed above, such as for the IEP or for late-starting on-line classes, please choose the first available session when you complete your application, and notify your admissions coach in your online application Message Center about your preferred start-date.

What You Need to Apply to SMC

Processing

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.

If you have any questions, contact the International Education Center.