At Santa Monica College (SMC) in California, you can start studying at very affordable prices. The range of programs is large, and you can take two years of your bachelor degree here! To complete a bachelor degree you can apply for transfer to an American university.
Why study at Santa Monica College?
At Santa Monica College, you can take an Associate degree and you have over 80 different areas to choose from. You are likely to find subjects you want to study and SMC has fantastic facilities for its students. On the main campus, just 3 km from the coast, students have almost everything they need. When you study at SMC and want to do a bachelor's degree it is possible to for apply for transfer to a university. SMC is one of the state's leading colleges in transfers to e.g. the University of California.
Santa Monica College is known as one of the best community colleges in the U.S.A. and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Study programs at Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College offers studies in more than 80 disciplines. Popular courses and degrees include business, psychology, graphic design, game development, post-production & visual effects, interior design, fashion merchandising, theatre arts, journalism and physical education.
Number of students: 30,000
Number of international students: 3,000
Studies start twice a year: January and August/September.
Obligatory introductory seminar is held approx. 3 -5 weeks before studies start.
Campus at Santa Monica College
The main campus is located less than 3 km from the beach and several other related campuses. On the main campus, students find everything they need.
There are computer rooms, fitness facilities, areas for performing and visual arts and many student clubs. The campus has won several awards for its design and sustainability and there are fountains and cozy sitting areas for the students.
There is no student housing on campus, but there are several types of student apartments and other types of housing. All new students are offered accommodation in private apartments near campus the first semester. You share bedroom, kitchen and bathroom in the apartments and have access to the pool. The advisors at the International Education Center (IEC) can help students find suitable private housing.
Apply to Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College has ongoing admission, but we recommend that you apply well ahead before you start your studies.
Santa Monica College will evaluate your application in relation to your past and current studies, your grades and the courses that you are attending at the moment. They require that you have achieved a good average academic performance in high school, but there may be exceptions.
All new students must take an "assessment test" in English and mathematics when they start their studies, so you will not need to take an English language when you apply to Santa Monica College.
If you wish to avoid this evaluation upon arrival you can choose to take a TOEFL test before you go.