2019-2020 Admission and Attendance Information by Santa Monica Community College

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admission and attendance information 18 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 eligibility less than full-time basis neither f-1 nor f-2 students may enroll in noncredit courses admission eligibility for credit programs residency students eligible for regular admission to santa monica college must be 18 years of age or older or must possess either 1 a high school diploma from a u.s regionally accredited or from a foreign high school 2 a ged 3 a california high school certificate of proficiency chspe or the equivalent i.e a hiset score report a tasc [test assessing secondary completion score report any apprentice as defined in labor code section 3077 or any other person who is over 18 years of age who in the judgment of the dean of enrollment services is capable of profiting from the instruction offered at the college may also be admitted the following is a summary of santa monica college’s residency rules and their exceptions students who need more detailed

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 • a “nonresident” is a person who does not meet the residency requirements of the state of california or who is a citizen of a foreign country and holds only temporary status in the us • a student classified as a nonresident is required to pay a tuition fee in addition to the enrollment fee a student classified as a nonresident with an out-ofstatus citizenship and/or a nonresident us citizen who attended three years and graduated from a california high school may apply for nonresident tuition exemption an official sealed transcript must be submitted with the exemption form • all nonresident students between the ages of 19 and 23 inclusive requesting reclassification to resident status must submit a petition for change of residency status reclassification form obtained from a residence specialist in the admissions office show proof of financial independence provide documents that show the students were not

20 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 admission and attendance information scheduled breaks between courses semesters or terms at the institution even if the student enrolls in multiple programs and shall continue to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition and other fees california nonresident tuition exemption any student other than one with united states citizenship and immigration services uscis nonimmigrant visa status see exception below for students who have been granted t or u visa status who meets all of the following requirements shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition this exemption is often referred to “ab 540” after the assembly bill which enacted the exemption • a student is exempt from paying nonresident tuition if the student meets all of the following four requirements 1 the student must have • attended a combination of california high school adult school and california community college for the equivalent of three years

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 a student who has attended smc within the past two semesters continuing student does not need to reapply for admission high school concurrent program students who have completed 8th grade and are at least 13 years of age or who are currently attending high school may attend santa monica college and receive credit for smc courses for further information refer to smc.edu highschool or visit the admissions office former smc students students in good standing former smc students who were in good standing at the time they left the college and have been away for two or more consecutive semesters must follow the same admission procedures as new students disqualified students students who have been disqualified dismissed from santa monica college for poor academic performance or unsatisfactory progress and who have been away from smc for one semester or less must complete and submit a ‘disqualified student petition for reinstatement to

admission and attendance information 22 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 • submit a financial statement proving ability to meet education expenses of being a student minimum $27,500 and for additional details about benefits under chapters 33 and 35 of the gi bill please visit the veterans resource center or see the va website gibill.va.gov • submit official transcripts and a nonrefundable application fee transferability of coursework from other institutions will be reviewed after a student has been admitted to santa monica college information on the services the veterans resource center offers can be found in the programs and services section of this catalog in the campus services section of the schedule of classes and online at the veterans resource center website smc.edu/vet students who do not have the required english proficiency are encouraged to apply to smc’s intensive english program the international student application for admission to smc

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 23 or p if they took the courses on a p/np basis and the courses are equivalent to smc courses that recommend english or math preparation please note the math self-placement presents six 6 options based on a student’s academic and career path or the course the student is interested in taking if a student is not sure which option to choose the student should check with a counselor students may take any of the math guided self-placements only one time • students may be exempt from assessment or from selected prerequisites if they have completed applicable college-level courses with a grade of c 2.0 or better or p if they took the courses on a p/np basis and the courses are equivalent to smc courses that require or recommend the assessment of skill levels about your english and math placements the purpose of assembly bill 705 is to help students enroll in and complete transfer-level classes in english and math within one year for

24 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 admission and attendance information and chemistry courses students must bring their original ap test results to the success engagement center or to general counseling transfer services placement/prerequisite waivers will be issued under the following conditions • a score of 3 4 or 5 on the ap english language composition or composition literature exam will qualify students for english 2 and give 3 units of credit for english 1 • a score of 3 4 or 5 on the ap statistics exam will give 4 units of credit for math 54 [note a placement waiver for math 54 only may be issued if a student wishes to enroll in math 54 and the student has not been granted ap statistics credit at smc duplication of course credit advanced placement and smc coursework will not be permitted • a score of 3 on the ap calculus ab exam will qualify students for math 7 and give 5 units credit for math 2 • a score of 3 on the ap calculus bc

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 orientation the orientation program consists of several modules and provides information on a wide range of topics including • smc’s programs and services • how to obtain a certificate of achievement and/or an associate or bachelor degree • how to transfer to a four-year college or university • how to select first-semester courses • how to complete the enrollment process at smc and • strategies for becoming a successful student all first-time college students — as well as former smc students who have been away from the college for four or more semesters — are required to complete the online orientation before they will be permitted to enroll in classes since the college’s programs policies and procedures are subject to change without notice continuing students are strongly encouraged to review the orientation at the start of each semester for additional information about the

admission and attendance information 26 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 enrollment priority nonresident tuition fee state and local regulations combined with other factors determine the order in which a student’s enrollment date and time are assigned details about this policy and the specific order of enrollment appointment assignment can be found atsmc.edu/admissions students may lose their priority enrollment status if they do not complete smc’s placement process smc.edu/placement online orientation smc.edu/orientation or an abbreviated education plan if a new student or a comprehensive education plan if a student who will have earned 15 degree-applicable units by the end of the term students may complete their education plans on their own go to smc.edu/ep or with the assistance of a counselor students who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters/terms will also lose enrollment priority for more information please refer to

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 health services fee the mandatory fee of $19 during the fall and spring semesters 16 during winter and summer sessions provides a variety of health services to students see the “health services center” listing in the special programs and support services section of this catalog for details students who are exempt from paying the health services fee are • students enrolled exclusively in noncredit or notfor-credit courses or enrolled exclusively in online courses • students who qualify for the smc promise grant and • students who declare through a personally-signed statement that they depend exclusively on prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect documentation of such an affiliation is required students who are eligible for financial aid through the financial aid office and who need assistance to pay this fee should contact the financial aid office student id card and

28 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 refunds admission and attendance information students can find current refund deadline dates listed next to their classes at corsair connect smc.edu/cc additional information is available in the college policies section of the schedule of classes withdrawal refund schedule enrollment fee no refunds of enrollment fees are available to students who paid enrollment fees and who withdraw after the posted refund deadlines each class has its own refund and drop deadlines which are posted on each student’s class schedule at corsair connect students who withdraw prior to this deadline will receive a 100 refund of enrollment fees minus a processing charge of $10 see the fees webpage at smc.edu/fees for more information on withdrawal refunds nonresident tuition nonresident students who withdraw from santa monica college before the published refund deadline will receive a 100 refund of their nonresident tuition minus any relevant

santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 for students santa monica college provides its orientation program online which may be accessed 24 hours a day at smc.edu/orient using any computer with internet access santa monica college provides an online process to assist students in selecting an education goal and developing a course of study to reach that goal students have an opportunity to develop education plans that are either abbreviated or comprehensive abbreviated student education plans are one-to-two academic terms in length and designed to meet the immediate needs of students comprehensive student education plans take into account a student’s interests skills career and education goals major potential transfer institutions and the steps needed to complete the identified course of study the comprehensive plan includes but is not limited to addressing the education goal and course of study requirements — such as the requirements for the major transfer

30 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 admission and attendance information completion/graduation requirements santa monica college grants the associate degree to students who have successfully completed sixty 60 degreeapplicable units and a bachelor of science in interaction design to students who have successfully completed 120 degree-applicable units — consisting of courses that meet state and local general education ge requirements courses that fulfill requirements for a major and elective courses — with a cumulative degree-applicable grade point average of c 2.0 or higher all college-level work except basic skills and some religion courses taken at regionally accredited two-year colleges including santa monica college and in the lower-division of regionally accredited four-year colleges is counted when calculating the cumulative degree-applicable gpa and the sixty 60 degree-applicable units upper-division graduate and professional courses from regionally