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Dream Program

Learn about Undocumented Student Services and Support.

Explore Dream Program

The Santa Monica College DREAM Program provides support services to undocumented students and students from mixed-status households.​ We acknowledge diversity within our program and are committed to promoting equitable and inclusive practices in serving our students. 

SMC's Dream program mission and services aim to increase personal growth, development, and retention of DREAM students through academic, career, and personal counseling.​ Dream Program counseling and services provide assistance with qualifying for California Dream Act, Financial Aid/ Scholarships and offer workshops related to undocumented students and their families.

Discover Dream Program Navigation Guide

Learn about resources and access to Dream Program services.

Connect with Dream Program Student Support

Dream Program offers a variety of ways to connect to student services and support.

Contact Dream Program Counselors

You can request a Zoom Video or phone appointment by emailing or leaving a voice message at 310-434-4892. Students connecting with the Dream Program for the first time are highly encouraged to complete the 2022-2023 interest form prior to scheduling an appointment.

Dream Program Spring 2023 Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (in person or virtual)

Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (virtual)

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (virtual)

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (in person or virtual)

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (virtual)

2022-2023 Dream Program Interest Form


Workshops and Events

Learn about upcoming Dream Program workshops related to financial aid, academic support, legal services and wellness. You can also access recorded session of past workshops!

Dream Program Workshops

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CARECEN College Legal Services

CARECEN, the largest Central American immigrant rights organization in the country, empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. As a reminder, through our DREAM Program, you have access to FREE immigration legal services where you can have a consultation about your individual situation.

You can make an appointment using the "Find Your Ally" link below. On the Find Your Ally homepage, type in "Santa Monica College" on the search bar to start the process of booking your immigration legal services appointment.

Find Your Ally


Undocu-Ally Program

The Undocumented Ally Program is a network of Santa Monica College faculty, staff, managers, and students that are committed to providing support, education, and understanding to our SMC undocumented students. To be an Ally, you must attend a three-hour training. For more information on upcoming training dates, click here

Undocumented Ally Program and Resources

Thrive with Dream Program Navigation Tools

Utilize these tools to successfully navigate Dream Program services and resources.