Admission Policies and Information 2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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18 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 eligibility admission attendance information any person who has graduated from high school or equivalent or who is 18 years of age or older may be admitted to santa monica college if he or she meets the residency requirements and can profit from attending students 16 or 17 years of age may also be admitted to santa monica college as regularly enrolled students if they provide one of the following records to the admissions office 1 an official high school transcript showing a graduation date 2 a ged score report 3 a chspe score report or 4 a hiset score report or 5 a tasc score report smc will not accept the chspe hiset tasc or ged diploma without the score report qualifying younger students participating in smc’s concurrent enrollment program may also apply for admission see smc.edu/hsce for details please see the residency information below for important details regarding california residency requirements and how they apply

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 show proof of residence examples of evidence that aid the college admissions officer in identifying intent include but are not limited to those noted in the “acceptable proofs of california residence” section below acceptable proofs of california residence for all students regardless of age the following requirements apply • at least one proof of california residence must be a primary document see below • proofs must be dated at least one year and one day before the start of the semester or session for which the student is seeking resident status however proofs should be recent enough to show that the student has been in california continuously • smc’s admissions records office reserves the right to request additional proofs in instances when those presented do not sufficiently demonstrate legal status physical presence intent financial independence as relevant and the “one year plus one

20 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 admission attendance information school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more 2 a spouse or child entitled to transferred education benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located regardless of his/her formal state of residence and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more 3 a spouse or child using benefits under the marine gunnery sergeant john david fry scholarship provides post-9/11 gi bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located regardless of his/her formal state of residence and enrolls in the school within three years of the service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 • ab540 does not provide federal student financial aid eligibility for undocumented students these students remain ineligible for federal financial aid selective service notice to male students steps to become an smc student to become an smc student requires being admitted to smc completing some processes and enrolling in classes apply for admission a student who has never attended santa monica college new student or who has been away from smc for two or more consecutive semesters returning student or who applied for a previous term but did not enroll must apply for admission the application — available online at smc.edu/apply — provides the college with information that satisfies state registration requirements and initiates the education planning process new students are strongly encouraged to arrange for official transcripts from the high schools and colleges they have previously attended to be sent directly to the

22 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 admission attendance information offers a lower tuition cost than many other colleges and universities offering comparable educational programs finally smc provides a highly accessible and supportive learning environment the college defines an “international student” as a student who is admitted to the united states with an f-1 or f-2 visa status to attend smc students in f-1 status from other schools may enroll at smc on a limited basis please consult with the international education center for more information students with other types of visas not f-1 may enroll through the admissions office students who are currently on a b visa are not permitted to enroll until they have changed to f-1 or another status with education privileges to be accepted at smc an international student must • be at least 16 years old by the first day of classes note students who are 16 or 17 years old must be high school graduates •

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 assessment is essential in evaluating the education skill levels of students and assisting them in their selection of courses that lead to achieving their education goals for detailed information on the assessment process at santa monica college see the assessment center website smc.edu/assessment call 310-434-8040 or visit the assessment center located in room 109 of the liberal arts building prep2test all students are strongly encouraged to watch the informational videos at the prep2test webpage smc.edu prep2test santa monica college has prepared two easyto-understand videos that explain assessment requirements and the assessment process and that offer students a selection of helpful tools including practice tests to prepare for assessment and strengthen self-confidence english esl math assessment santa monica college requires students to undergo the assessment process in english or esl and in math if they are • first-time

admission attendance information 24 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 students seeking a placement waiver for english esl math chemistry 11 or anatomy 1 should take a copy of their college transcript and course description to the transfer/counseling center or welcome center a counselor will evaluate the course in question and if appropriate issue a waiver • a score of 3 on the ap calculus ab exam will qualify students for math 7 and give 5 units credit for math 2 students seeking a placement waiver for other life science chemistry and physics courses should call 310-434-4788 for specific instructions or go to smc.edu/waivers • a score of 4 or 5 on the ap calculus ab exam will qualify students for math 8 and give 5 units credit for math 7 students seeking a waiver to repeat a course at santa monica college due to a substandard grade i.e f d nc np or a w mw or fw from another institution must demonstrate that the relevant prerequisite for that course was

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 25 responsibility to inform the assessment center and provide us with a valid transcript the math proficiency assessment is given during normal testing hours on a first-come firstserved basis only students must present a valid photo id and smc student id number to take the mpa please visit the assessment center webpage smc.edu/assessment for information on the math proficiency assessment contents and a study guide • how to obtain a certificate of achievement and/or an associate degree the mathematics proficiency assessment may be retaken one time only after a waiting period of eight 8 weeks after the student first took the mpa additional retesting will not be provided under any circumstances students should be sure to review and prepare for the mpa 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

26 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 admission attendance information or they can go to smc.edu/myedplan and complete their plan on their own myedplan — an award-winning education-planning tool that allows students to create and edit an education plan online at any time — helps students plan for courses in the future stay aware of major/program/degree requirements sequence courses to meet prerequisites and corequisites and track the progress made toward meeting education goals myedplan also allows a student to submit an education plan directly to a counselor for review to find out more about myedplan students can go to smc edu/myedplan to view a tutorial that prepares them to use the planning tool students may also sign up for an online myedplan workshop by going to corsair connect smc edu/cc and clicking on “online myedplan workshops” in the “smc quick links” menu on the left side of the screen myedplan “planning your

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 nonresident tuition enrollment fee medical insurance $3,888 324 per unit x 12 units $552 46 per unit x 12 units subject to change $702 for 6 months total per semester $51.50 $5,193.50 total per academic year$5,193.50 x 2 semesters $10,387 fees subject to change upper-division coursework fee b.s in interaction design the mandatory upper-division coursework fee for students pursuing the bachelor of science degree in interaction design is $84 per graded unit this fee is in addition to the $46 per unit enrollment fee for a total of $130 per graded unit for students classified as residents students classified as nonresidents must pay the mandatory upperdivision coursework fee of $84 per graded unit in addition to the $46 enrollment fee and the $324 tuition fee for a total of $454 per graded unit students who qualify for an assembly bill 947 exemption must pay the mandatory upper-division coursework fee of $84 per graded unit in addition to

admission attendance information 28 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 please see the information at smc.edu/transportation or consult the schedule of classes for up-to-date information on parking decal requirements and fees instructions on how to obtain a parking decal in person or online intercampus shuttle information and links to commuter bus schedules and route maps student equity and achievement program matriculation returned payments outstanding balances student success is the responsibility of the student and the institution supported by well-coordinated and evidencebased student and instructional services to foster student academic success the goal of the smc student equity and achievement program is to increase california community college student access and success through the provision of core matriculation services including assessment and placement orientation counseling advising and other educational planning services to provide students with the support

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 2 complete the orientation program provided online at smc.edu/orient to become familiar with the college and its programs 3 arrange for transcripts of previous college work or high school transcript if they have no previous college work to be sent to the admissions office and new college students must complete these procedures before they will be permitted to enroll in classes and are encouraged to make arrangements to have the appropriate transcripts from other institutions sent directly to the admissions office transcripts should be received by smc at least four weeks before the start of the semester new applicants will receive a notice from the college specifying which matriculation steps are mandatory for them matriculation process components orientation orientation informs students about the wide range of services and support that smc provides including academic counseling to help sort out education and career goals health and

30 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 special matriculation responsibilities admission attendance information santa monica college requires certain types of students to accept special responsibilities if they wish to achieve their education and personal goals probationary students students on academic and/or progress probation must develop contracts with counselors for returning to good standing undeclared students students who have not declared education goals must meet with a counselor to develop a career or academic plan no later than the semester before enrolling for a 16th unit of credit at smc students enrolled in pre-college courses students taking remedial courses must plan with their instructors the next courses in the instructional sequence and develop a program with their counselors for the following semester student matriculation complaints students may file formal written complaints about the matriculation process with the matriculation office see the student