Mailing Your College or High School Transcript to SMC
Delayed Processing on Incoming Mailed Transcripts
Due to COVID-19, Admissions and Records has limited resources available for processing mailed transcripts. If you have the option, please request Electronic Delivery for any transcripts you request to avoid delays in processing.
Electronic Transcripts Processed Faster
- Electronic transcripts must be sent directly by the institution through an accredited electronic transcript service, such as Parchment, Credentials, or the National Student Clearinghouse. If the order system for the accredited electronic service requires an email address for the recipient, you may provide this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: We do not accept transcripts as email attachments.
Mailing Your Transcript Will Delay Processing
If you attended a U.S. college or university and you wish to have your prior coursework evaluated for credit or any other petitions, official transcripts (or Advanced Placement reports) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:Santa Monica College
Admissions & Records
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
NOTE: Transcripts issued to you, even if in a sealed envelope, will not be accepted. SMC will only grant you course/degree credit based on official transcripts received directly from the issuing institution.
Do Not Automatically Send Your Foreign Transcript
Before you send your foreign transcript to SMC, please read our policy on the use of Foreign Coursework.
Incoming Transcripts Policy
Santa Monica College will accept official transcripts and test scores directly from the issuing institution, electronically or by mail in a secure, sealed envelope. Transcripts issued directly to the student or another party, even if in a sealed envelope, will not be accepted.
SMC will only grant course/degree credit based on official transcripts received directly from the issuing institution.
Unofficial transcripts may be used by counselors to assist you in course planning only.
The Admissions and Records Office at Santa Monica College is committed to protecting the privacy of your records. Records will be retained for as long as necessary and used in the fulfillment of course/degree requirements. Records found to be fraudulent will result in a referral to Student Judicial Affairs and in the rescission of said credit or degree/certificate. SMC reserves the right to annotate a student's transcript whenever a degree or certificate has been rescinded. Any transcript submitted to Santa Monica College becomes the property of SMC and will not be released to the sender or any other third-party. Your incoming transcript is protected under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and will not be divulged to external parties.
For steps on how to remove an "Under 18 Hold", visit Under 18 Hold.
For information on required documents for homeschooled students and students from non-regionally accredited high schools, visit Homeschooled Students.