SMC has a planned educational process called “matriculation,” which helps you match your interests, abilities, needs, and goals with the College’s courses, programs, and services. The matriculation process includes orientation, educational assessment testing, and academic counseling to design a program of courses that meets your educational goals.
To find out how the matriculation process can benefit you, please see the annual SMC catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) or—better yet!—stop by and talk to one of SMC’s academic counselors in the Welcome Center or the Transfer/Counseling Center.
Enrollment in classes is done online through Corsair Connect. Beginning the day of the second class meeting, you will need an Instructor Approval Code to add courses, even if space is available.
ATTENDANCE AND WITHDRAWALS FROM SEMESTER LENGTH CLASSES
A STUDENT ENROLLED IN ANY CLASS AT SMC MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS OF THE CLASS THAT MEET DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CLASS OR RISK BEING DROPPED FROM THE CLASS BY THE INSTRUCTOR.
Students may withdraw from most classes online through Corsair Connect. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a class—informing the instructor is NOT sufficient notice. Failure to withdraw (officially drop) from a class could result in a grade of F (0.0).
The Admissions Office is not responsible for incomplete online transactions. Please confirm your transactions (including withdrawals), then print and review your revised schedule. You must have this proof to contest any discrepancies.
• First Week:
A student must attend
class sessions of the course that meet during the first week of the course; otherwise he or she may be dropped by the instructor or may receive an F (0.0) for nonattendance.
Please visit your Corsair Connect account for specific dates.
• Both Sessions:
The last day to withdraw yourself from one of all your classes is posted in the Corsair Connect portal next to each individual class listed. All students who have not withdrawn by these deadlines will receive a grade of A (4.0), B (3.0), C (2.0), D (1.0), F (0.0), P (Pass), or NP (No Pass). All students who wish to withdrawal after these deadlines (Guaranteed “W” deadline) have passed, must do so via the late withdrawal petition process.
Failure to observe this procedure can result in a grade of F (0.0).
Please visit your Corsair Connect account for specific dates.
Students who have completed a course—including taking the final exam or submitting final projects—are not eligible for a late withdrawal. A student contesting a grade for a completed course should meet with the instructor.
Retroactive withdrawals are normally not permitted, but may be granted under certain limited circumstances. Check with the Admissions Office for details.
A complete explanation of how withdrawal deadlines are determined is available online (see www.smc.edu/Policies/Policies/AdminRegulations.htm) and in the annual SMC catalog (online at www.smc.edu/catalog).
POLICY ON FEES
ATTENTION: Payment Policy
• Payment of enrollment and related fees for Summer session courses you enroll in is due by June 6 at 7 p.m. If you enroll in any course(s) after this payment deadline, you must pay the enrollment and related fees by midnight the same day or you will be dropped from the course(s). Please see www.smc.edu/enrollinfo for more details about the payment policy and payment deadlines.
• If you do not drop a course by the refund deadline, you will be responsible for paying the fees—even if you did not go to class—and a hold will be placed on your records. A hold on your records prevents you from enrolling in courses at SMC and restricts access to Admissions Office services such as providing transcripts, issuing diplomas, etc. The hold will remain in place until all fees are paid.
This is a state-mandated student enrollment fee of $46 per unit, and is subject to change without notice.
Student ID Card and Associated Students Fee
This is an optional fee of $32.50 that includes the fee of $13, which funds the cost of the SMC student I.D. card, and the Associated Student Membership fee of $19.50, which funds services (such as “Any Line, Any Time” rides on the Big Blue Bus) and activities for the entire Santa Monica College student body.
The SMC student I.D. card fee and Associated Students Membership fee are both optional. Contact the Admissions Office or Bursar’s Office at time of enrollment if you do not wish to pay these fees.
Health Services Fee
This is a mandatory fee of $15 that provides a variety of health services. Students are exempt from paying the Health Services fee if they:
• Enroll exclusively in noncredit or not-for-credit courses, or enroll in online classes only, or
• Declare in a personally-signed statement that they depend exclusively on prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bonafide religious sect (documentation of such an affiliation is required).
Nonresident Tuition Fee
The mandatory fee for students classified as nonresidents (including students who are citizens of a foreign country and hold only temporary resident status in the United States) is $295 ($46 enrollment fee plus $249 tuition) per semester unit, or $276 ($46 enrollment fee plus $230 tuition) per semester unit for students who qualify for an Assembly Bill 947 exemption. See the residency requirements at www.smc.edu/admissions/residency.htm or contact the residence clerk in the Admissions Office for AB 947 exemption details. Please see the Fees webpage at www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/Admissions/Pages/Fees.aspx for details.
Materials and Supplies Fees
Some classes require additional fees for materials and supplies. Students should consult the class listings in the Schedule of Classes to determine whether any such fees are required. Fees for materials and supplies are not refundable.
On-Campus Parking Decal Fee
This fee is required ONLY if you wish to use the on-campus parking facilities at SMC’s main campus (parking is FREE at satellite campuses and the SMC Olympic Shuttle Lot, but requires a decal; see www.smc.edu/transportation for details). Regular parking decals—which can be purchased online through Corsair Connect—are $85 for the Fall or Spring semester and $45 for the Winter or Summer session. Funds from this fee are used to maintain and improve SMC’s parking facilities.
Students who qualify for a BOG A Fee Waiver because they or their family currently receive benefits under Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF/CalWORKs), or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance/General Relief are eligible to purchase an on-campus parking decal for $20 for the Fall or Spring semester and $10 for the Summer or Winter session.
Returned Payments/Outstanding Balances
Returned checks and rejected credit card payments are subject to a fee of up to $25 and are taken care of at the Auxiliary Services Office, located at 1738 Pearl St. An administrative hold will be placed on your records. If you leave SMC owing a balance and do not pay it, you will be responsible for all collection costs and/or attorney’s fees. This debt may also be reported to all three major credit bureaus.
WITHDRAWAL REFUND SCHEDULE
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND, IT WILL BE PROCESSED AND MAILED TO YOU WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE START OF THE TERM.
No refunds of enrollment fees are available to those who withdraw from Spring semester classes after their session’s published refund deadline. If you withdraw prior to this date, you will receive a 100% refund of enrollment fees (minus a processing charge of $10). For more information on withdrawal refund deadlines, see the Admissions Office webpage at www.smc.edu/admissions (click on the “Fees” link).
If you withdraw from Spring semester classes at Santa Monica College before your session’s published refund deadline, you will receive a 100% tuition refund, minus any relevant processing fees.
Student Services, Activities and Health Fee
If you withdraw from Spring semester classes at Santa Monica College before your semester’s published refund deadline, you will receive a 100% refund for the Health Fee; however, the $13 SMC student I.D. fee and $4.50 of the A.S. fee are nonrefundable.
On-Campus Parking Decal Fee
The parking fee is not refundable after 10% of the term. To obtain a refund, present your parking decal and receipt at the Bursar’s Office.
PREREQUISITES AND COREQUISITES CHALLENGES
Students who have not completed prerequisite or corequisite courses at Santa Monica College or other colleges may challenge the requirement under certain circumstances by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge Petition to the appropriate academic department. The student bears the initial burden of proof to show that grounds exist for the challenge. Please see the annual SMC catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) for a detailed description of the challenge process.
Students wishing to take courses on a pass/no pass (P/NP) basis must apply in the Admissions Office. Deadlines to apply are posted online. Please go to www.smc.edu/admissions and click on the “Dates & Deadlines” link for details. The decision to take a course on a P/NP basis is irrevocable after the deadline has passed.
Santa Monica College does not permit auditing of classes. All students attending credit or noncredit classes at Santa Monica College must be officially enrolled through SMC’s Admissions Office. Older adults attending free, noncredit classes on topics of interest to seniors must be enrolled through Emeritus College. Students attending fee-based not-for-credit classes to explore personal interests or gain professional certification—or attending free English as a Second Language (ESL) and other noncredit adult education classes offered through SMC Community Education—must be enrolled through the SMCCE office.
State law does not permit students to repeat courses they have completed except under special circumstances specified in California Code of Regulations Title 5 §58161. If you would like—or need—to repeat a course, please talk to one of SMC’s academic counselors or check the Santa Monica College catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) for specific details.
The Associate degree is granted upon completion of sixty (60) degree-applicable units (general education, area of study, and electives) with a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or higher. A minimum of twelve (12) units must be completed at Santa Monica College.
You must file a Petition for Graduation with the Admissions Office. Deadlines for filing:
Spring—Start of Spring semester through April 30
Summer—Start of Summer session through July 31
Fall—Start of Fall semester through December 1
Check the Santa Monica College catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) for details, including requirements for graduating with honors.
Unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, every course, course selection, or class offered and maintained by the Santa Monica Community College District and reported for state aid shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to Santa Monica College and who meets the prerequisites established according to regulations contained in Article 2.5, Subchapter 1, Chapter 6, Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Statement OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Santa Monica College continuously strives to foster a work and learning environment that welcomes and supports a diverse student body and staff reflective of our pluralistic society. The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment and maintains a comprehensive program to ensure that practice reflects these principles. The District’s equal employment and nondiscrimination policies are set forth in Board Policies 2410, 3120-3123, 5230, and 5530. As set forth in these Board Policies, the District is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the learning and work environments in accordance with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, California Code of Regulations, Title 5, § 59300 et seq., California Government Code §§ 11135-11139.5, the Sex Equity in Education Act (California Education Code § 66250 et seq.), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12100 et seq.), and the Age Discrimination Act (42 U.S.C. § 6101).
It is crucial that students, staff, and others associated with the College understand the importance of reporting concerns about possible violations of this policy. The College’s commitment to equal opportunity demands investigation of possible violations and an opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing on any matter relating to these laws and College policies.
If you need information or need to report a violation of the laws listed above, you should contact:
• Sandy S. Chung, Assistant Director of Human Resources, (310) 434-4170, or the SMC Human Resources Office, (310) 434-4415 (located on the second floor of the SMC Administration Building, 2714 Pico Blvd), regarding any complaint of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual discrimination; or
• Sandra Burnett, ADA/504 & 508 Compliance Officer, (310) 434-4442 (office located in Room 103K of the Admissions/Student Services Complex), regarding disability discrimination complaints.
All grievances will be reviewed in terms of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 law, and College policies. Persons involved will be advised of the provisions of the law and remedies available. A record of all Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 grievances will be maintained, and the general nature of such grievances and progress toward their resolution will be maintained by the College as may be appropriate.
Declaración de no discriminación
Santa Monica College se esfuerza continuamente por fomentar un ambiente de trabajo y aprendizaje que acoja y apoye a un alumnado y personal diverso que refleja nuestra sociedad pluralista. El distrito de Santa Monica Community College tiene el compromiso de crear un ambiente inclusivo y diverso y de mantener un programa comprensivo para asegurarse de que la practica refleja estos principios. Las reglas del Distrito sobre igualdad del empleo y del nondiscriminación se disponen en las polisas 2410, 3120-3123, 5230, y 5530. El Distrito esta comprometido a la igualdad de oportunidades y nondiscriminación en los ambientes de la educación y del trabajo en acuerdo con las leyes, incluyendo, sin la limitación, el Código de las Regulaciones de California Título 5, § 59300 y ss.; el Código de Gobierno de California §§ 11135-11139.5; la Ley sobre Equidad de Sexo en la Educación (Código de Educación de California § 66250 y ss.); el Título VI de la Ley de 1964 sobre Derechos Civiles (42 U.S.C. § 2000d); el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681), Artículo 504 de la Ley de 1973 sobre Rehabilitación (29 U.S.C. § 794); la Ley de 1990 sobre Americanos con Incapacidades (42 U.S.C. § 12100 y ss.); y la Ley sobre Discriminación por Edad (42 U.S.C. § 6101).
Es crucial que los estudiantes, el personal y las demás personas relacionadas con el SMC, comprendan la importancia de reportar las inquietudes sobre posibles violaciones a esta política. El compromiso del SMC con la igualdad de oportunidades exige que se investiguen las posibles infracciones y que se dé oportunidad de una audiencia justa e imparcial sobre todo asunto en relación con estas leyes y políticas universitarias.
Si Ud. necesita información de alguien o tiene que reportar una violacion de cualquier de estas leyes o policias, debe ponerse en contacto con:
• Sandy S. Chung, Directora Auxiliar de HR (Recursos Humanos) (310) 434-4170 o la oficina de SMC Human Resources (310) 434-4415 (ubicada en el segundo piso del Edificio Administrativo del SMC en 2714 Pico Blvd.) sobre cualquier reporte de discriminación, incluyendo el acoso sexual o discriminación sexual; o con
• Sandra Burnett, ADA/504 y 508 Oficial de Conformidad (310) 434-4442 (oficina ubicada en la Sala 103K en el Complejo de Admisiones/Servicios Estudiantiles) sobre reportes de discriminación por discapacidad.
Todas las quejas se revisarán conforme al Título VI, al Título VII, al Título IX, Artículo 504 de la ley y de las polisas del Distrito. Se informará a las personas involucradas acerca de las disposiciones de la ley y de los recursos disponibles. Se conservará un registro de las quejas conforme al Título VI, al Título IX y el Artículo 504 y, asimismo, el SMC conservará la naturaleza general de dichas quejas y los avances para su resolución, según resulte apropiado.
Santa Monica College는 우리의 다원적인 사회를 반영하는 다양한 학생들과 직원들이 환영받고 지원을 받을 수 있는 일터이자 배움의 터전을 조성하기 위하여 끊¿”없이 노력하고 있습니다. 또한, 이러한 원칙이 운영에 반영될 수 있도록 Santa Monica Community College District는 포용적이고 다양한 환경을 조성하기 위해 헌신하고 있으며 포괄적인 프로그램을 유지하고 있습니다. 당 교육구의 평등고용 및 비차별 정책 조항들은 교육위원회 정책 제 2410, 3120-3123, 5230 및 5530조항에 명시되어 있습니다. 교육위원회 정책에 명시된 바와 같이, 당 교육구는 다음을 포«‘하나, 이에 국한되지 않는 모든 준거법에 따라 배움과 근무하는 환경에º 평등한 기회와 차별이 없도록 하는 데에 헌신하고 있습니다: 캘리포니아주 법±‘집 표제 5, 제 59300 및 이하 참조, 캘리포니아주 정부법 제 11135-11139.5, 성평형 교육법 (캘리포니아 교육법 제 66250 및 이하 참조), 1964년 민권법 표제 VI (42 U.S.C. § 2000d), 1972년 교육개정법 표제 IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681), 1973년 재활법 제 504조 (29 U.S.C. § 794), 1990년 미국 장애인 보호법 (42 U.S.C. § 12100 및 이하 참조) 및 연령차별금지법 (42 U.S.C. § 6101).
이 정책을 위반하였을 가능성이 있는 상황에 대한 신고의 중요성을 당 대학과 관련이 있는 학생, 직원 및 그 외 사람들이 이해하는 것은 매우 중요한 일¿‘니다. 당 대학이 지향하는 평등 기회에 대한 헌신은 위반 가능성이 있는 일에 대한 조사와 해당 법±‘ 및 대학 정책에 관련된 여하한 사안들에 대한 공평하고 중립적인 심리의 기회를 제공«“ 것을 요구하고 있습니다.
이와 같은 법±‘ 및 정책에 대한 정보를 원하거나 위에 ø거한 법±‘의 위반 혐의와 관련하여 이의를 제기하고 싶을 경우에는 아래 담당자들에∞‘ 연락해야 «’니다.
• 성추행 및 성차별을 포«‘한 ∫“법 차별 행위에 대한 모든 항의/신고 - 샌디 정(Sandy S. Chung), Assistant Director of Human Resources, (310) 434-4170, 또는 SMC Human Resources Office, (310) 434-4415 (SMC 행정관 2층에 위치, 2714 Pico Blvd), 또는
• 장애 차별에 대한 모든 항의/신고 - 산드라 버넷(Sandra Burnett), ADA/504 & 508 Compliance Officer, (310) 434-4442 (¿‘학/학생 º비스 컴플렉스 내 103K호실에 사무실 위치)
제기되는 모든 ∫“만사항들은 표제 VI, 표제 VII, 표제 IX, 법±‘ 제 504조 및 대학 정책에 준하여 검토됩니다. 이에 개¿‘된 당사자들에∞‘는 관련 법 조항들과 가능한 구제책들에 대한 권고가 제공됩니다. 표제 VI, 표제 IX 및 제 504조항에 관련되어 제기되는 모든 ∫“만사항에 대한 기록을 보관하며, 그와 같은 ∫“만사항의 일반 성향 및 해결 과정은 적절하다고 여겨지는 한 당 대학에 보관됩니다.
ENGLISH SKILLS NOT REQUIRED to enroll in VOCATIONAL (Certificates of Achievement) Programs
Lack of skills in English is not a barrier to enrollment in vocational programs. Many Certificates of Achievement offered at Santa Monica College provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets. Fifty percent (50%) of the coursework required for a Certificate of Achievement (except IGETC and CSU GE Certificates of Achievement) MUST be completed at SMC, and each course must be completed with a grade of C or better. IGETC and CSU GE Certificates of Achievement are not vocational programs and have specific requirements. Please see a counselor for details.
The following Vocational Education Programs are offered at Santa Monica College: Accounting, Animation, Broadcast Programming and Production, Broadcast Sales and Management, Business-Entrepreneurship, Business-Management and Leadership, Business-Marketing, Business-Merchandising, CAD Production and Design, Computer Business Applications, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Database Applications Developer, Digital Media 1, Digital Media 2, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Intervention Assistant, Early Childhood Intervention Teacher, Early Childhood Master Teacher, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, General Business, Graphic Design, Insurance Professional, Insurance Specialist, Interior Architectural Design I, Interior Architectural Design II, International Business, Legal Administrative Assistant, Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing Specialist, Office Technology-Administrative Assistant, Office Technology-General Office, Photography, Professional Accountant, Set Design and Art Direction for Film and Television, Solar Photovoltaic Installation (Solar Energy Installation), Web Programmer, Website Software Specialist.
No se requieren habilidades en inglés para inscribirse en los Programas Vocacionales (Certificados de Rendimiento)
La falta de habilidades en inglés no es un obstáculo para matricularse en los programas vocacionales. Muchos de los Certificados de Rendimiento que ofrece el Santa Mónica College dan a los estudiantes las habilidades necesarias para que compitan con éxito en los mercados laborales relacionados. El 50% (cincuenta por ciento) de los labores del curso que se requieren para un Certificado de Rendimiento (con excepción de los certificados IGETC y CSU GE) se DEBE cumplir en el SMC y en cada curso se deberá obtener una calificación de C o mejor. Los Certificados de Rendimiento IGETC y CSU GE no son programas vocacionales y tienen requisitos específicos. Favor de consultar a un consejero para más detalles.
En el Santa Monica College se ofrecen los siguientes Programas de Educación Vocacional: Contabilidad, Animación, Programación y Producción en Radio y Televisión, Ventas y Administración en Radio y Televisión, Negocios-Administración Empresarial, Negocios-Administración de Empresas y Liderazgo, Negocios-Mercadotecnia Comercial, Negocios-Comercialización en Negocios, Producción y Diseño con CAD, Aplicaciones de Computación para Negocios, Programación de Computadoras, Computación, Cosmetología, Desarrollador de Aplicaciones para Base de Datos, Medios Digitales 1, Medios Digitales 2, Educación de la Primera Infancia, Ayudante de Intervención para la Primera Infancia, Maestro de Intervención para la Primera Infancia, Supervisor/Maestro para la Primera Infancia, Ciencias Ambientales, Estudios Ambientales, Estudios Étnicos, Diseño de Modas, Comercialización de Modas, Administración General, Diseño Gráfico, Profesional de Seguros, Especialista de Seguros, Diseño Arquitectónico de Interiores I, Diseño Arquitectónico de Interiores II, Negocios Internacionales, Asistente Administrativo Legal, Administración de Logística/Cadena de Suministros, Asistente Médico Administrativo, Especialista de Codificación y Facturación Médica, Asistente Tecnológico-Administrativo de Oficina, Tecnología de Oficina-Asistente de Administrativo, Tecnología de Oficina-Oficina General, Fotografía, Contabilidad Profesional, Diseño de Sets y Dirección Artística para Cine y Televisión, Instalación Solar Fotovoltaica (Instalación de Energía Solar), Programador de Sitios Web, Especialista en Software para Sitios Web.
직업 교육(직업교육 수료증) 프로그램 등록에 영어실력이 요구되지 않습니다.
부족한 영어 실력이 직업 교육 프로그램 등록에 걸림돌이 되지는 않습니다. Santa Monica College가 제공하는 많은 직업교육 수료증 프로그램은 학생들이 관련 분야의 취업시장에º 성공적으로 경쟁하기 위해 필요한 기술을 갖출 수 있도록 고안되었습니다. 직업교육 수료증을 취득하려면 이에 필요한 교과과정 중 50%를 반드시 SMC에º 수료해야 하며(IGETC 및 CSU GE 성취 수료증은 제외), 각 과정을 C 학점 또는 그 이상의 점수로 이수해야 «’니다. IGETC 및 CSU GE 성취 수료증은 직업 교육 프로그램의 일부가 아니며 별도의 특정 요건사항들이 있습니다. 자세한 사항은 카운셀러에∞‘ 문의하시기 바랍니다.
Santa Monica College에º는 다음과 같은 직업 교육 프로그램을 제공하고 있습니다: 회계, 애니메이션, 방송 프로그래밍 및 제작, 방송 영업 및 관리, 경영–전문 경영인 과정, 경영–관리 및 리더십, 경영-마케팅, 경영-∏”천다이징, CAD 생산 및 설계, 컴퓨터 업무 응용, 컴퓨터 프로그램밍, 컴퓨터 과학, 미용, 데이터베이스 응용 개발, 디지털 미디어1, 디지털 미디어2, 조기 아동 교육, 조기 아동 개¿‘교육 보조 교사, 조기 아동 개¿‘교육 교사, 조기 아동 교육 마스터 교사, 환경 과학, 환경학, 민족학, 패션 디자인, 패션 ∏”천다이징, 일반 경영, 그래픽 디자인, 보험 전문가, 보험 스페셜리스트, 실내 건축 디자인I, 실내 건축 디자인II, 국제 경영, 법률 행정 보조, 물류/공급망 관리, 의료 행정 보조, 의료 코드 및 보험 청구 스페셜리스트, 사무 기술-행정 보조, 사무 기술-일반 사무, 사진, 전문 회계사, 영» 및 TV 무대 디자인 및 미술 감독, 태양광 발전 시스템 설치(태양ø 발전기 설치), 웹 프로그래∏”, 웹사이트 º“프트웨어 스페셜리스트.
STUDENT PRIVACY AND DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. California law requires that records be provided within 15 working days.
• A student should submit to the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
• A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
• The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
• A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for College.
Upon request, the College also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
• FERPA requires that College with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your education records. However, College may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the College to the contrary in accordance with College procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the College to include this type of information from your education records in certain school publications. Examples include:
• A playbill, showing your role in a drama production;
• Honor roll or other recognition lists;
• Graduation programs; and
• Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
• Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without your prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, federal law requires the College to provide military recruiters, upon request, with certain directory information.
• If you do not want the College to disclose directory information from your education records without your prior written consent, you should file a written request with the Admissions Office.
The College has designated the following information as directory information: student name; city of residence; age; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance; student photograph; degrees and awards received and most recent previous school attended.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
For a full explanation of FERPA and its implications for college students, please contact the Admissions Office.
STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT
To comply with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542)—also known as the Jean Clery Disclosure Act—Santa Monica College makes available the completion and transfer rates of first-time, full-time students seeking certificates, degrees, or transfer, as well as statistical information about the types and number of crimes on campus. The College provides this data to inform all current and prospective students—as “consumers” of higher education—on how well Santa Monica College compares with other postsecondary institutions.
Completion & Transfer Rates
The student success rates are based on tracking a group (cohort) of first-time, full-time students seeking certificates, degrees, or transfer for a three-year period that begins with the Fall semester of the year the students first enroll in college. The completion and transfer rates presented here are derived from the most current data available at the time this Schedule of Classes went to press, and the success rates apply only to those students who entered SMC in Fall 2007.
Of the Fall 2007 cohort, 48.03% of the first-time, full-time students earned a degree or certificate at Santa Monica College or transferred from SMC to another postsecondary institution, such as a University of California or California State University campus, or another California Community College.
Crime Statistics for the College Community
Campus crime statistics are compiled and reported according to the guidelines specified in the Clery Act (20 USC 1092F), as defined under the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting procedures. SMC’s crime statistics are available online at the US Department of Education website (www.ope.ed.gov/security) and at the SMC Campus Police website (www.smc.edu/college_police). Campus crime statistics—along with safety and crime prevention information—can also be found at many locations at SMC, and are available to the public upon request. Contact the SMC Campus Police Office (434-4608) for details.
ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
SMC complies with State and Federal law with regard to modifying academic policies and procedures and information technology as needed to ensure that they do not discriminate, or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of handicap, against qualified handicapped applicants or students. For details on adjustments and the procedure for requesting them, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities, located in Room 101 of the Admissions/Student Services Complex; voice (310) 434-4265; video phone (866) 957-1809.
Probationary and Disqualified Student Policies
Santa Monica College students are expected to take responsibility for meeting the SMC Student Success Standards of “Academic Achievement” (maintaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or better) and “Timely Progress” (not exceeding the allowed percentage of I, W, and NP grades). Failure to meet these standards can lead to:
• Academic probation or progress probation, either one of which will limit how many units a student may enroll in, which cannot exceed a maximum of 9 units in a Spring or Fall semester, or 5 units in a Winter or Summer session;
• Academic disqualification; or
• Progress disqualification.
Both academic and progress disqualification will result in a limit of six (6) units maximum during the Fall and Spring semesters if a student is reinstated.
If there is ANY possibility that you may be placed on academic or progress probation or be disqualified, you should IMMEDIATELY make arrangements to discuss your situation with a counselor. For details, please visit the SMC Counseling website at www.smc.edu/counseling and click on the “Disqualified and Probation Policies” link in the menu on the lefthand side of the page, or stop by the Transfer/Counseling Center and see a counselor. Additional information on academic and progress probation, academic and progress disqualification, and requirements for reinstatement is also available in the annual SMC catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog).
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are disqualified for academic and/or progress reasons due to Spring 2012 grades will be dropped AUTOMATICALLY from all previously enrolled Summer 2012 classes.
Santa Monica College has a Code of Academic Conduct and a Student Conduct Code, and may discipline students in accordance with code provisions. The College also has the authority to remove students from a class or program if they are disruptive of the instructional process, they do not respect the rights of others, they cannot benefit from instruction, or they present health and/or safety hazards to others. To protect the interests of both the College and its students, SMC has an established “due process” through which its disciplinary and removal powers are exercised. As a further safeguard of student rights, an appeal procedure exists for these policies, as well as for appeals of grades, matriculation, and disqualification. The Student Conduct Appeals Committee will hear student appeals.
Check the annual Santa Monica College catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) for additional information.
Code of Academic Conduct
Santa Monica College is a community-oriented, open-door educational institution whose purpose is to educate and enlighten members of the community who seek knowledge. In order to uphold the academic integrity of the institution, all members of the academic community—students and faculty alike—must assume responsibility for providing an educational environment of the highest standards, characterized by a spirit of academic honesty.
Under no circumstances will academic dishonesty be tolerated at Santa Monica College.
Academic Dishonesty Defined
Santa Monica College defines academic dishonesty as the act of or assistance in deceiving, including fraud or deception in any academic exercise. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, certain actions not authorized by the instructor or testing officer, such as using notes or testing aids, allowing someone else to assume one’s identity, falsifying records, plagiarism, changing answers on a previously scored assignment or exam, copying, inventing information to complete a lab experiment or case analysis, and talking or giving information by any means during an exam. Check the annual SMC catalog (available online at www.smc.edu/catalog) for additional details, including information on the consequences for academic conduct violations.
Honor Code/Honor Council
Santa Monica College is committed to the academic, social, and ethical development of our students. We strive to create a learning environment that is challenging and supportive of the community at large. We are committed to upholding fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, civility, and community.
The College has instituted an Honor Code that students are expected to uphold, and has established an Honor Council responsible for promoting, addressing, and resolving issues pertaining to academic integrity.
A complete copy of “Honor Code/Honor Council” (SMC AR 4412) text—which spells out the details of the Honor Code and the structure and responsibilities of the Honor Council—is available online (see www.smc.edu/Policies/Policies/AdminRegulations.htm).
Student Conduct Code
Students enrolled in the College have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution. A complete copy of the “Rules for Student Conduct” (SMC AR 4410) is available online (see www.smc.edu/Policies/Policies/AdminRegulations.htm).
Disciplinary sanctions include, but are not limited to, verbal or written reprimands, probation, a disciplinary hold, removal from class, ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, suspension, and expulsion. If a written report is placed in a student’s disciplinary file, the student has the right to inspect and appeal the information (Cal. Ed. Code §76232). The College Disciplinarian is responsible for enforcing these sanctions. A complete copy of the “Rules for Student Conduct” (SMC AR 4410) is available online (see www.smc.edu/Policies/Policies/AdminRegulations.htm).
Students with complaints, grievances, and personal concerns about Santa Monica College or any of its policies are encouraged to discuss them with the College Ombudsperson. The Ombudsperson provides support and encouragement to students, and attempts to present options and solutions. Complaints are handled confidentially on a case-by-case basis. Students with complaints about a grade should discuss this with the Ombudsperson as soon as possible. Deadlines for filing a formal appeal (Petition for Review of Grade) are:
• October 30 for Spring semester grades,
• November 30 for Summer session grades,
• April 30 for Fall semester grades, and
• May 30 for Winter session grades.
For more information, contact Tina Feiger or Lucy Kluckhohn Jones, who share the role of College Ombudsperson, or visit the Ombudsperson’s webpage (www.smc.edu/StudentServices/Ombudsperson/Pages/default.aspx). The Ombudsperson’s office is located in Room 124 of the Letters and Science building. Office hours are posted on the door and on the Ombudsperson’s webpage. If the times are inconvenient, you may request a special appointment by sending e-mail to Ombuds@smc.edu or leaving a voicemail message at (310) 434-3986.
Regulation on Alcohol & Drugs
The abuse of alcohol or other drugs causes serious risks to a person’s health.
California state law prohibits the use, sale, or possession on campus of alcohol, or presence on campus of students who are under the influence of any controlled substance. (Cal. Ed. Code §§76032-76033)
The Santa Monica College Health and Psychological Services Center provides short-term psychological counseling, referral, and substance abuse/alcohol abuse information.
Students enrolling in the College assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution. SMC will impose disciplinary sanctions for the use, sale, or possession of alcohol or presence of any prohibited controlled substance, which include, but are not limited to, verbal or written reprimands, disciplinary probation, removal from classes, ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, suspension, expulsion, or possible referral to local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies.
Smoke Free Campus
Santa Monica College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with a healthy, comfortable, productive environment that is free from the effects of second-hand smoke. SMC became a smoke-free campus in Fall 2007, following the example of many colleges, universities, and other public institutions throughout the US. Smoking is not be permitted in any District building, vehicle, or facility, or on District grounds, with the exception of three areas on the fringes of the main campus. These are temporarily designated as smoking areas, as a way for the College to transition into becoming entirely smoke free.
Selective Service Notice to Male Students
Federal law requires men age 18-25 to be registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) if they are US citizens or immigrant aliens (international students who hold valid student visas are exempt from this requirement). Men must be registered before they can receive federal or state financial aid (including loans and grants) for their education. Registration forms are available online at www.sss.gov and at any post office.