Welcome to Santa Monica College, California's #1 transfer college for 30 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.
How to Connect with Us
General Counseling and Transfer Services will be closed on Monday April 12th in recognition
of Cesar Chavez Day. We will reopen on Tuesday April 13th and will be available for
students throughout Spring Break for limited online services atsmc.edu/oc Below you will find the different ways General Counseling and Transfer Services meets
CRITICAL- PLEASE READ: The QLess queue will close automatically if the number of students waiting far exceeds
available counselors, but you can periodically try again to access the QLess queue.
Depending on the current student wait time, we may not be able to reopen for the day.
Please have your SMC student ID number, a pen, and paper ready for your callback.
Join the Qless app to get in a virtual line for drop-in counseling by phone. If you
are using a phone to sign into Qless, please download the Qless app first (Android or iOS).
Once you have signed in:
Look for Santa Monica College Counseling Callback.
We'll send you a text message to alert you when we are ready.
The counselor will call you at the number provided when it's your turn to be seen.
Make sure cell phone settings are adjusted to receive a call from an unknown or "no
caller ID" number. Otherwise, the call goes to voicemail.
Briefly meet with a counselor through Video Express Counseling. These sessions are limited to 10 minutes. No appointments needed.
Telephone and video appointments are currently unavailable. We encourage you to use Qless or our Video Express Counseling service to connect with a counselor. Please check this webpage middle of May, to
see if appointments have been made available.
Please call us at 310-434-4210. See our office hours below.
Below you will find Transfer Center regular office hours, extended hours and office
Spring 2021 Regular Hours (February 16–June 18):
Please see our extended hours in bold. Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – April 26, May 3, 10) Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – February 16, April 27, May 4, 11) *Wednesday: 8 a.m. to4:30 p.m. (8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – February 17, April 28, May 5, 12) Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*On Wednesdays, from February 24 - April 21 we will not open until 10AM due to department
We are closed on the following days:
Friday, February 12, 2021-Lincoln’s Day Monday, February 15, 2021- President’s Day Friday, March 5, 2021- Departmental Faculty Flex Day Thursday, March 18, 2021- Institutional Faculty Flex Day Monday, April 12, 2021 to Friday, April 16, 2021- Spring Break Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
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