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Santa Monica College


Associate Degree Programs


Santa Monica, CA

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- Spotlight

- #1 in Transfers - SMC has transferred more students to the University of California campuses than any other college in the country—for 30 years straight. SMC also tops in transfers to UCLA, USC, and Loyola Marymount University, and Ivy League Columbia University.
- An Affordable, World-Class Education - SMC offers the same lower-division courses as UC, California State University, and other four-year campuses—in general education and more than 80 fields of study—at a fraction of the cost. Students who start at SMC can save tens of thousands of dollars.

- Application Deadline

- Winter 2022 - November 15
- Spring 2022 - January 5
- Summer 2022 - May 15
- Fall 2022 - July 15

*The application deadline is subject to change. And each major may have different deadline. Please double check with your IPERC adviser.

- Estimated Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees: $9,048/year

- Scholarships

- Award Amounts: $250 - $30,000
- Separate Application: Yes

- Minimum Application Requirements

GPA: 2.0

English Proficiency
- TOEFL - 45
- IELTS - 5.0
- PTE- 39
- Duolingo - 75

Conditional Admission
- No requirement for TOEFL/IELTS scores

- Application Checklist

- Submit online application
- $75 application fee 
- Scan copies of official high school transcript (for schools is the US, the transcript must be sent directly to SMC by the awarding institution)
- Copy of passport
- Proof of English proficiency, if any
- Personal essay (must be at least 500 words) which includes the following information in your personal statement:
--What major do you want to study?
--Do you wish to earn an Associate degree and/or transfer to a university?
--If you wish to transfer, which institution(s) do you intend to apply to for transfer?
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