Workshops

Public and Private California and Out-of-State Schools

 

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY! HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE

This workshop will provide detailed information regarding the cost structure of a Bachelor's degree and what funding options are available to student's.  Federal, state, and institutional financial aid will be reviewed as well as unrestricted scholarship opportunities.​​

Recommended for all students.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE FOR TRANSFER

In this workshop students will learn more about the AD-T and how SMC students can earn an Associates Degree for Transfer and increase their chances of admissions to a CSU and other participating universities. Certain requirements and deadlines must be met.

Recommended for all students.

TAG AND TRANSFER TO A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY (HBCU)

California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

Recommended for all students.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES

The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

SMC is the top feeder West of the Mississippi to the Ivy League Columbia University.

Recommended for all students.

HOW TO TRANSFER TO LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (LMU)

SMC is the top transfer California Community College to LMU!  Hear from the LMU Undergraduate Admission staff member who makes transfer admission decisions about what students need to do to be competitive applicants and learn about the TAG program.

Recommended for all students.

HOW TO TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)

SMC is the top transfer California Community College to USC! Hear from a USC Undergraduate Admission staff member who makes transfer admission decisions about what students need to do to be competitive applicants.

Recommended for all students.

TRANSFERRING TO IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

Ivy League schools are some of the most selective colleges in the United States, and they also rank among the country's top private universities. Ivy League schools' acceptance rates are typically less than 10%. Attend this workshop to learn about what these colleges and universities look for in a transfer applicant.

Recommended for all students.

COMMON APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

The Common Application is a web based application that is used by over 600 local and out of state colleges and universities (e.g. USC, Pepperdine, and LMU to name a few). An SMC counselor will explain how to complete the Common Application.

Recommended for all students applying to institutions that use the Common Application.

TRANSFER APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Counselors will be available to assist students with the transfer application(s). If you have mixed records, it is recommended that you have copies of transcripts from all colleges attended. Counselors will not be assisting with Personal insight Questions (PIQ's) during this time.

NOTE: If you have completed coursework at another U.S. accredited college or university or have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College Level Examination Program scores, it is very important that you have the coursework evaluated by a Santa Monica College counselor. The evaluation will determine if the courses satisfy general education requirements for transfer to UC or CSU campuses, or for an SMC degree.

Recommended for students applying for transfer to any institution.

I'M ADMITTED! NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER (FINANCIAL AID, HOUSING, ETC)

Information on the final steps to complete a successful transfer will be covered. For example, sending final transcripts, GE certification, and attendin​g orientation at your transfer institution.

Recommended for students admitted and transferring Fall 2022.

DENIED ADMISSION? HOW TO APPEAL.

What are your chances if you appeal? This workshop will help students understand and craft an appeal to have their admission decision reconsidered.

Recommended for students denied admission for Fall 2022.