A photograph of Santa Monica College Campus

Welcome to Santa Monica College!

If you don’t currently attend Santa Monica College, fill out an application online at www.smc.edu/admissions for admission. Then sign up for classes online at your appointed date and time. Our campus is filled with dedicated people who want you to succeed, so if you need help, please ask!

Take a shortcut to becoming an SMC student!

Our Welcome Center offers new students a “onestop shop” for admission, enrollment, orientation, academic counseling, financial aid, and more. No appointment necessary—just walk in the door! The Welcome Center (number 32 on the campus map) is located next to the Health Services Center.

Free Parking and Shuttle Service

Students can park for free and ride the free shuttle service from an off-campus shuttle lot. Visit www.smc.edu/transportation for the most current parking and transit information.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

Santa Monica College is committed to equal opportunity in all of its academic programs and is in compliance with Equal Opportunity standards as required by Federal and State laws and District policy. Unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, ALL SMC COURSES ARE OPEN TO ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION BY ANY PERSON WHO HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE COLLEGE AND MEETS THE COURSE PREREQUISITES.

The Vision, Mission, & Goals

Santa Monica College: Changing Lives in the Global Community Through Excellence In Education


Santa Monica College will be a leader and innovator in learning and achievement. As a community committed to open dialog and the free exchange of ideas, Santa Monica College will foster its core values: knowledge, intellectual inquiry, research-based planning and evaluation, academic integrity, ethical behavior, democratic processes, communication and collegiality, global awareness, and sustainability.


Santa Monica College provides a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages personal and intellectual exploration, and challenges and supports students in achieving their education goals. Students learn to contribute to the global community as they develop an understanding of their relationship to diverse social, cultural, political, economic, technological, and natural environments. The College recognizes the critical importance of each individual’s contribution to the achievement of this mission.

Santa Monica College provides open and affordable access to high-quality undergraduate degrees and certificates, and participates in partnerships with other colleges and universities to facilitate access to baccalaureate and higher degrees. The College’s programs and services assist students in the development of skills needed to succeed in college, prepare students for careers and transfer, and nurture a lifetime commitment to learning.


To fulfill this mission, Santa Monica College has identified the following Institutional Learning Outcomes and supporting goals.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Santa Monica College students will:

Supporting Goals

Innovative and Responsive Academic Environment

Supportive Learning Environment

Stable Fiscal Environment

Sustainable Physical Environment

Supportive Collegial Environment

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