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Santa Monica College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Santa Monica College, the regular decision application deadline is August 30 and the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 30.

Considering Applying Early to Santa Monica College?

Santa Monica College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College is anot competitive school to get into. Santa Monica College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Santa Monica College accepted 0% of all applicants..

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Santa Monica College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

What Does Santa Monica College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Santa Monica College must submit the following items. Double check with Santa Monica College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Other Requirements HS Diploma/GED/CHSPE/TASC
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Santa Monica College?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Santa Monica College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Santa Monica College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Santa Monica College

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 30. Applicants should hear back by August 30.

Santa Monica College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Santa Monica College?

Students who are admitted to Santa Monica College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Santa Monica College accept transfer credits?

Santa Monica College transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Santa Monica College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to Santa Monica College?

Santa Monica College. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Santa Monica College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Santa Monica College is Aug 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Santa Monica College is Aug 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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