Student Support

Welcome Center

Welcome new students! As you begin your college journey, know that SMC is here to help you.

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The Welcome Center

Our goal in the Welcome Center is to authentically engage, welcome, and connect students with the tools and resources needed to empower them to achieve their goals. Through our outreach efforts, which includes support for high school students, out of state students, and transfer students from other colleges and universities,  we facilitate a successful start to their first year college experience in an inclusive and equitable environment.        

New Resources to Support You

In accordance with guidelines laid out by the CDC to combat the spread of COVID-19 and out of concern for the safety of our students and broader community, Santa Monica College has moved all support services to an online environment.

We have implemented many new features so that we can continue to provide you with the proper counseling and support services to help you succeed in this new remote environment.

Explore new resources below to get off to a strong start. We look forward to hearing from you!

High School Students
High School Students
Out of State Students
Out of State Students
Transfer Students
Transfer Students 
High School Counselors
 High School Counselors
Steps to Enroll
Steps to Enroll 
Counseling
Counseling 
Future Alumni & Ambassador Program
 Future Alumni & Ambassador Program
Housing & Commuting Guide
 Housing & Commuting Guide 
Live Workshops
Live Workshops
Campus Tours
 Campus Tours 
FAQ
 FAQ (student faq)
Contact Us
 Contact Us

SMC Promise Program

Have questions about the SMC Promise program? Need to know how to get your SMC ID card? View our SMC Promise Cheat Sheet as a quick reference guide to all things SMC Promise, including a link to the official SMC Promise home page.

Fall 2020 Office Hours

*All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ​

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