Student Support

Student Petitions


Eligibility criteria to petition for academic renewal and progress renewal is included on the petition. If eligibility criteria is met by coursework completed at another college or university, you must first request your official transcript to be mailed directly to SMC admissions.  If you are requesting your electronic transcript to be sent,  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: 

Note: Santa Monica College does not accept transcripts as email attachments.

Please confirm that your official transcript from another college or university has been received, simply email to verify that your official transcript was received by SMC admissions and scanned for counselor's access.  Once your transcript has been scanned for counselor's access, you may then submit your completed academic and/or progress renewal petition to