Academic Support

Transfer Center


GENERAL COUNSELING & TRANSFER SERVICES will close at 3:30 pm on tuesday, june 11th for the commencement ceremony.

Due to high student demand, in-person and remote counseling sign-up 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.

Welcome to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 33 years! SMC tops in transfers to UCs, USC, LMU, and UCs and CSUs combined. World-Class education and endless possibilities await you.

Santa Monica College is here to help you! Feel free to reach out to SMC counselors to get assistance on how to transfer to the best college or university for you.

To be a successful transfer student:

  • Take advantage of all the resources listed on our website.
  • Attend workshops and college fairs to gather information.
  • Meet with counselors and university representatives to create the best transfer plan
Transfer Services


In-Person Drop-In sessions are available and allow students to meet with a counselor in person on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that we are limiting in person visits to one person per counseling session due to covid protocol. Students with disabilities who require assistance, students who require an interpreter and underage students will be allowed one additional person in the counseling session with them.

In Person Covid Protocols: Students arriving in person for an In-Person Drop-In Session must first check in at the kiosk outside of the Student Services Center at the West Entrance facing campus. Everyone entering the building must wear a surgical, KN95 or N95 mask and keep it on the entire time that they are inside the Student Services Center. 

How to Connect with Us

Below you will find the different ways General Counseling and Transfer Services meets with students! 

Office Hours

Below you will find Transfer Center office closures.


Get ahead of the transfer process: earn scholarships directly from 4-year colleges and universities while you complete your Associates' degree.

Connect with 4-year colleges and track your progress towards successful transfer during community college.

RaiseMe Website

Transferring? Share your story with us!

What's Your Transfer Story?


Transfer Center Contact and Location




Counselor conducting workshop



Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor: MapPDF File
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628


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Transfer 101

This workshop will cover the basics of the California community college transfer process. We will particularly focus on transfer to the UC and CSU systems. Topics will include: transfer requirements, types of degrees available, necessary planning, and SMC programs and resources.