Counselor and SMC Student

Counseling and Transfer Services

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GCTS will open at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023. 

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Connect with a Counselor

Our counselors are here to advise and help you create an educational plan to reach your goals, whether you want to transfer from SMC to a university, earn an associates degree or certificate, or take courses for personal development. We are here to help you by providing phone, video and limited in-person counseling.


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General Counseling by Appointment


Student Services Center, 2nd Floor
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

NOTE: You are able to book appointments through Corsair Connect under Counseling & Special Programs.

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  • Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: No scheduled appointments
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Drop-In General Counseling

Drop-In by phone, in-person, or video

Drop-In Counseling lets you contact a counselor without needing an appointment.

Due to high student demand, in-person and remote drop-in counseling may close intermittently throughout the day. 
For faster counseling service, students enrolled in special programs are encouraged to seek counseling in the other programs before attempting to see a counselor in GCTS.

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  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday : 10a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday : 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
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Adelante Students

Special Programs and Services

For SMC students who are part of a special program (International Students, Adelante Students, Student Veterans, EOP&S students, etc.) and are not seeking general counseling, or if you would like to make an appointment with the Career Services Center or the Center for Wellness & Wellbeing.

Special Programs and Services


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​Student Learning Objectives

  • As a result of participating in a counseling session, students will be able to prioritize and articulate the appropriate coursework needed for the subsequent term, according to their stated academic goal.
  • Using assessment and transcript evaluation results, students will identify their eligibility for, and the proper sequencing of, English/ESL and math courses leading to their educational goals.


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