Student Support

Steps Before Class Sign Up


#1 Steps Before You Sign Up for Classes – A Checklist

If you are certain that you wish to attend Santa Monica College, please follow this checklist carefully.

  1. Complete online application the Apply to SMC website. For assistance you may visit the Welcome Center.
  2. Schedule an appointment with a Disabled Student Center counselor either in person (SSC 101A) or by calling 310-434-4265. Online orientation and placement testing should be completed prior to appointment time.
  3. You MUST complete the on-line orientation before you are allowed to proceed with enrollment. **Allow 90 minutes to complete.
  4. Complete the English/Math placement test in Liberal Arts Building, Room 109.  No appt necessary.  Bring your SMC ID number and picture I.D. with you.  Preparation for the English and math assessment is strongly recommended.  Sample tests can be found at:  Click on Tests and Services menu option on the left side.
  5. Review the schedule of classes carefully to see what classes you may be interested in taking.  The schedule may be purchased in the SMC bookstore and is available online.  Class Schedules
  6. Bring medical information with a diagnosis or a three year high school IEP to verify your disability and your placement scores to your first appointment with a DSPS counselor.
  7. To learn your priority date and add classes,  click the Corsair Connect link (under the login menu at the top of the page).  You will need to change your password; first put in your six digit birth date as your current password, then follow instructions to create a new password.  You will use Corsair Connect to add classes.  Discuss priority enrollment date with your SMC counselor.
    Since classes fill up quickly, be sure to sign up for classes on your priority date.
  8. Complete FAFSA application and/or California College Promise Grant and return to Financial Aid office in Administration Building.  Bring income verification to Financial Aid  Office.
  9. Please let us know if you are a consumer of the Department of Rehabilitation.
  10. If necessary, make another appointment with your Disabled Student Center counselor for additional assistance in finalizing your schedule prior to signing up for classes.​
  11. Check in daily with Corsair Connect for updates and important information.

High School Students:  If you will still be in high school while attending SMC, you need information regarding your enrollment process. See “High School concurrent” on the Admissions webpage.