Due to the many changes in policy/process at Santa Monica College and other transfer
institutions, students who have previously attended may be invited to complete Orientation.
If you are attending SMC for the Summer/Winter Session only, you are not required
to participate in orientation. Since orientation is a part of the state mandated process,
your Fall/Spring enrollment date and time is only released after you complete the
Yes. Although it is in your best interest to complete your placement exams prior to
orientation to better plan your course schedule, you may complete your exams after
orientation. Please visit the Assessment Center website for any questions regarding English and Math placement exams.
Students who have been disqualified and are returning may be required to complete
Orientation to revisit their educational objectives and receive the appropriate assistance
If you have additional questions, please visit our New Student Welcome Center on the
main campus. We are located on the 1st floor of the Cayton Center, adjacent to the