Student Support

Welcome Center

Welcome new students! As you begin your college journey, know that SMC is here to help you.

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Office Contact


Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ​

Welcome Center Café

Have general questions about enrollment? Come to the Welcome Center Café! You can learn about the application and enrollment process, as well as resources available to new students to help them get started. We hold a weekly Zoom call Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. PST.

  Join Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m. PST

Upcoming Events

The Welcome Center

Our goal in the Welcome Center is to authentically engage, welcome, and connect students with the tools and resources needed to empower them to achieve their goals. Through our outreach efforts, which includes support for high school students, out of state students, and transfer students from other colleges and universities,  we facilitate a successful start to their first year college experience in an inclusive and equitable environment.        

New Resources to Support You

In accordance with guidelines laid out by the CDC to combat the spread of COVID-19 and out of concern for the safety of our students and broader community, Santa Monica College has moved all support services to an online environment.

We have implemented many new features so that we can continue to provide you with the proper support services to help you succeed in this new remote environment.

Explore new resources below to get off to a strong start. We look forward to hearing from you!

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No matter which type of new student you are, we have information and resources just for you!
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High School Students

Learn how current high school students can attend SMC for FREE!

High School Students


Out of State & Transfer Students

Learn how to successfully transition from out of state to study at SMC.

Out Of State Students


Find out what's needed for a smooth transfer from your current college/university to SMC.

Incoming Transfer Students


SMC Promise Program

Have questions about the SMC Promise program? Need to know how to get your SMC ID card? Visit the SMC Promise Program Guide for all things SMC Promise, including information about eligibility, benefits, and book vouchers!

SMC Promise Guide


Information for High School Counselors

We have dedicated tools and resources for high school counselors to help their students successfully apply and attend SMC. 

High School Counselors


Becoming an SMC Student

The resources below are designed to help students join the SMC community and be prepared for success.


Additional Student Resources

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