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 “one-stop 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.
Fast Track Your General Education Needs
Accelerate meeting your General Education requirements by enrolling in special short-term classes. See the Guides and Special Programs section for class listings.
Free Parking and Shuttle Service
Students can park for free and ride the free shuttle service from an off-campus shuttle lot. See page or 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.
Institutional Learning Outcomes
Santa Monica College has identified the following Institutional Learning Outcomes as part of its mission to provide programs and services to 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.
Santa Monica College students will:
Acquire the self-confidence and self-discipline to pursue their intellectual curiosities with integrity in both their personal and professional lives;
Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to access, evaluate, and interpret ideas, images, and information critically in order to communicate effectively, reach conclusions, and solve problems;
Respect the inter-relatedness of the global human environment, engage with diverse peoples, acknowledge the significance of their daily actions relative to broader issues and events;
Assume responsibility for their own impact on the earth by living a sustainable and ethical life style; and
Demonstrate a level of engagement in the subject matter that enables and motivates the integration of acquired knowledge and skills beyond the classroom.