Student Support

General Counseling & Transfer Services


Open UC/CSU Transferable Counseling 20 Courses for the Upcoming Term!

General Counseling & Transfer Services (GCTS) for New and Current Students

The General Counseling and Transfer Services Center provides Academic, Transfer Services and other General Counseling Services to prospective, new and continuing SMC students.  Our counselors are here to help you navigate on the path to Academic Success.  

Transfer Services: Please click on the top left  link "Transfer Center" (

Special Programs: If you participate in a Special Program, please contact counselors in those programs (Ex. EOP&S, VRC, the Latino Center, Black Collegians, IEC, Athletics program etc). To view all Special Programs and connect with a counselor in a specific program, navigate to and click on the appropriate blue box at the bottom of the page.

F-1 Visa students: Contact International Counseling Center

Office Closures/Updates:
Week 1 Summer 2022 (June 20-24) we will offer Drop In Services Only - No appointments will be available.
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
GCTS Services available to you:

Please see below for more specific information about each service and hours of operation. Please be patient when attempting to connect with us as we may be experiencing a high volume of student traffic. If you try the Counseling Call-Back queue and it is closed, please try again later.  

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 will need to provide a photo ID and proof of full vaccination. 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 a Counselor

Below are the options and service hours available to connect you with a GCTS Counselor!


Office Hours

General Counseling and Transfer Services Center - Regular office hours, extended hours and office closures.


Additional Counseling Services

General Counseling and Transfer Services also offers the additional services below to answer your questions and help you meet your goals!




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