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General Information
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica , California 90405-1628

Disability Resource Office

Center for Students with Disabilities
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
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About Santa Monica College

Located in the vibrant city of Santa Monica, California, Santa Monica College (SMC) is a public institution known for its exceptional academic programs and vibrant campus life. As one of the leading community colleges in the state, SMC offers students a comprehensive education rooted in excellence, diversity, and innovation.

Established in 1929, Santa Monica College has a long-standing commitment to providing accessible educational opportunities to a diverse student population. The college’s mission centers around empowering individuals to achieve their academic goals, enhance career prospects, and become active contributors to the community.

SMC offers a wide range of educational pathways, including associate degrees, transfer programs, and professional certificates, allowing students to tailor their academic journey to align with their individual interests and career aspirations. The college boasts more than 80 fields of study, spanning various disciplines such as business, sciences, arts, humanities, and technology. The dedicated faculty members at SMC bring extensive knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom, ensuring students receive a high-quality education.

With its 4-year accessibility score of 1, Santa Monica College provides an ideal starting point for students looking to pursue higher education. Many students choose to attend SMC as a cost-effective way to complete their general education requirements before transferring to esteemed universities, both within California and across the country. This seamless transfer process is facilitated by SMC’s strong partnerships with prestigious institutions, including the University of California and the California State University systems.

Beyond its academic offerings, Santa Monica College boasts a vibrant campus community that offers a wealth of enrichment opportunities. The college hosts an array of student clubs, organizations, and events, allowing students to engage with like-minded individuals and develop leadership skills. Additionally, SMC is home to state-of-the-art sports facilities, ensuring that students can enjoy a well-rounded college experience while maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.

Situated in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Monica, the college offers students a prime location to live, learn, and explore. Known for its pristine beaches, bustling pier, and vibrant downtown district, Santa Monica provides an inviting backdrop for students to thrive both academically and socially. In their free time, SMC students can take advantage of the city’s cultural events, art galleries, renowned restaurants, and shopping centers. Furthermore, Santa Monica’s close proximity to Los Angeles offers endless opportunities for internships, networking, and professional development.

At Santa Monica College, the pursuit of academic excellence is complemented by a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. The college fosters an environment that celebrates different perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds, ensuring that all students feel included and supported throughout their educational journey.

In conclusion, Santa Monica College serves as a beacon of educational excellence and opportunity in the heart of bustling Santa Monica, California. With its wide range of academic programs, exceptional faculty, vibrant campus life, and a prime coastal location, SMC is an ideal choice for students seeking a transformative educational experience. Whether students are looking to transfer to a four-year university or obtain career-ready skills, SMC provides the foundation for their success.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations