The Scholars Program at Santa Monica College was initially developed with UCLA to maintain the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) and assist students to transfer from Santa Monica College to UCLA. TAP is a priority admissions agreement that assists students who are seeking admission into majors offered through UCLA's College of Letters and Science (excluding Communications). UCLA Majors and Minors
Today there are a number of colleges and universities that also engage in similar agreements with the Scholars Program. A list of partner schools and agreements can be found.
The Scholars Program office is located in the Student Services Center, 2nd Floor, Room 287. We are open Monday through Thursday for Counseling, though our office is open until 12:00pm on Fridays. Hours of operation may vary each semester.
During COVID-19, Counseling is provided remotely from Spring 2020 through Spring 2021. Please refer to the Scholars Homepage for drop in hours and appointment scheduling information: www.smc.edu/scholars