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Eligibility

Detailed information and requirements to join SMC Promise and remain eligible.

Deadline to Join SMC Promise 2022-23

You only need to "Opt-In" to join SMC Promise once your first eligible semester. Hence forth, you will automatically be eligible so long as you are enrolled in the required units- 12 units/ DSPS unit reduction, by the deadline dates below and meet ALL eligibility requirements for each term. 

  • Fall 2021:  September 12 
  • Winter 2022:  January 16 
  • Spring 2022:  February 27 
  • Summer 2022:  July 5
  • Fall 2022:  September 11

Requirements to Join

SMC Promise students have access to tuition and school fee waivers, free id cards, and the possibility of a SMC Promise Book Voucher for the SMC Bookstore! Here's how you can become eligible:

NOTE: Summer/ Winter semesters are optional and are only covered by the SMC Promise benefits if you are meeting all the requirements.

1st Year Eligibility

A list of the requirements for all students interested in joining SMC Promise for the first time.

2nd Year Eligibility

A list of the requirements to continue with SMC Promise for a second year.

Summer & Winter Requirements

Additional information about taking classes during Summer & Winter sessions while a part of SMC Promise.

Alternative Eligibility

  • SMC Promise: Year 1

    • SMC Promise students who do not complete 12 units in Fall/ Spring, but officially enrolled and stayed enrolled in 12 units, but who otherwise withdrew from a class with a W, or received a Failing/ NP grade, may become eligible for the following semester if they make-up the unit deficiency during Winter/Summer session, respectively. 
    • Student must have a minimum of 12 units completed (UC) with grades of A, B, C, D or P (W, I, IP, SP NP grades do not count) between Fall and Winter or Spring and Summer (Fall/Spring UC + Winter/Summer UC >= 12).
    • Eligibility will be updated once final grades for the “make-up” class/units are posted to the student’s transcript.
    • Funding eligibility for inter-session courses (i.e., Winter and Summer) is unchanged. Most students making up units will generally need to pay out-of-pocket, unless they enroll in 12 or more units during the inter-session.

     

     

  • SMC Promise: Year 2

    • To become eligible for Year 2, students may make-up any unit deficiency in their second semester by making up the units during the following intersession (Winter or Summer). 

    • Eligibility will be updated once the grades for the make-up units are posted to the student’s transcript

    • Student must have a minimum of 12 units completed (UC) with grades of A, B, C, D or P (W, I, IP, SP NP grades do not count) between Fall and Winter or Spring and Summer (Fall/Spring UC + Winter/Summer UC >= 12).
    •  Eligibility will be updated once final grades for the “make-up” class/units are posted to the student’s transcript.
    • Funding eligibility for inter-session courses (i.e., Winter and Summer) is unchanged. Most students making up units will generally need to pay out-of-pocket, unless they enroll in 12 or more units during the inter-session.