Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment


Welcome to Dual Enrollment

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Dual Enrollment Program consists of college classes offered at our local high school sites. This website will provide you with an overview of enrollment procedures and frequently asked questions to help you enroll as a Dual Enrollment student. You may be eligible to receive both college units and high school credit. Many of our classes also have transfer credit to the University of California and California State University Systems.

We believe that participating in this program will ease the transition from high school to college and encourage you to keep pursuing postsecondary education.

Santa Monica College offers high school students the following choices:

  1. Come to Santa Monica College campus and take classes through the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program.

  2. Take college level classes at your high school through the SMC Dual Enrollment Program.

Before you commit to the Dual Enrollment Program, please:

Recognize that the Dual Enrollment classes are college-level classes. As such, both the material offered by the teacher and the work required of the students is of a much more rigorous and complex caliber than course work in high school.

Remember that the grade you earn will appear on your permanent Santa Monica College transcript. In order to drop a class, you must abide by all drop deadlines.

Take time to consult with your high school guidance counselor when considering enrolling for Dual Enrollment classes. Specifically, you will want to discuss with your counselor whether you are “ready” to tackle college-level work, and if so, which class will best serve your needs. You may also wish to discuss whether or not to continue one of our classes if you are having difficulty. Don’t wait until it’s too late to let someone know you are having difficulty! Talk to your class instructor or your high school counselor so you can figure out your best course of action.

Understand that some classes recommend a minimum of two study-hours per week outside of the classroom for every hour per week that the class meets.

Keep in mind that the approximate cost for books and material is from $40-$150 if you are taking the class at Santa Monica College.

Dual Enrollment High School Sites

  • Crenshaw High School

  • Harkem Gaon High School

  • Malibu High School

  • Palisades Charter High School

  • Santa Monica High School

  • Venice High School