DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAMS &
SERVICES (DSPS) Mission Statement
(Main office: Student Services Complex 101)
The Disabled Student Programs and Services’ primary
(310) 434-4265 objective is to facilitate the integration of students with
disabilities into all college programs and activities.
All programs at SMC are accessible; however, some
locations on campus are not accessible to students SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
Judy Schwartz and Mary Jane Weil (310) 434-4444 with specific disability related needs. For further SUMMER/FALL 2012
Counselors: Georgia Farber, Ava Gawronski, information, please refer to the current Schedule of
Nathalie Laille, Lisette Rabinow-Palley (310) 434-4265 Classes, General Information, Classroom Accessibility Dear Prospective Student,
Acquired Brain Injury Program, Sandi Burnett (310) 434-4442 Advisory.
Deaf/HH Services, JoAn Joseph-Peters (310) 434-8452
Thank you for considering Santa Monica
Alternate Media College. This brochure contains information regarding
Developmental Disabilities, Jennifer Weinstein (310) 434-4948 the registration and enrollment process, financial aid,
High Tech Center, Ellen Cutler, Tom Peters (310) 434 4267 Educational materials are available in alternate student services, and parking.
Learning Disabilities Program, media. Contact your DSPS counselor for more
George Marcopulos, Sharon Teruya (310) 434-4684 information. As a first-time college student, we understand
that the application and enrollment process can be
Disabled Student Specialists, overwhelming. In order to facilitate your registration
Elena Throckmorton and Lynne Fuqua…………(310) 434-4265
process, please be sure to read and carefully follow
FAX…………………………………………………… (310) 434-4272 The display of a handicap parking placard and a the steps enclosed in this brochure. We hope it will
current Santa Monica College parking decal entitles answer many of your questions and ensure a smooth
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you to park in any student or staff parking space. start for your college career.
Accessible shuttle service is available from Satellite
campuses. Plan ahead; parking is limited for all. Due to the statewide budget crisis and the
Hours: Monday–Thursday,8:00am–7:00 pm and reduced class offerings it is especially critical to begin
Friday,8:00am–5:00pm (Hours subject to change) planning your schedule for Summer and Fall sessions
Catching the Bus to SMC
as soon as possible. Thank you for choosing Santa
Important Websites: Monica College and we look forward to working with
Ride the Blue Bus for free with your updated SMC ID
SMC www.smc.edu card! Contact one of the following bus services to plan
your route to SMC: Blue Bus (310) 451-5444, Culver City
Disabled Students www.smc.edu/disabledstudent/ Sincerely,
Municipal Bus (310) 253-6500 or (310) 253-6510, MTA
DSPS Coordinators, Counselors and Staff
Counseling www.smc.edu/counseling/ 1(800) 266-6883.
Important Phone Numbers
Santa Monica College SUMMER SESSION
Admissions & Records (310) 434-4380
1900 Pico Boulevard
Six weeks June 18 – July 27,2012
Bookstore (310) 434-4650 Student Services Complex 101
Santa Monica, CA 90405 Eight weeks June 18 – August 10, 2012
EOPS (310) 434-4268
Phone (310) 434-4265
Financial Aid Office (310) 434-4343 FALL SEMESTER August 27, 2012 – December 2012
Fax (310) 434-4272
SUMMER AND FALL ENROLLMENT
*Check online for your specific dates in April 6. Bring medical information with a diagnosis
#1 STEPS BEFORE YOU SIGN UP or a three year high school IEP to verify
Continuing student enrollment Beginning of May
FOR CLASSES – A CHECKLIST your disability and your placement scores to
New student enrollment Beginning of May your first appointment with a DSPS
If you are certain that you wish to attend Santa counselor.
Monica College, please follow this checklist
7. To learn your priority date and add classes,
go to SMC website, www.smc.edu. Click on
1. Complete online application for Corsair Connect (top of page). You will need
Winter/Spring session at www.smc.edu. to change your password; first put in your six
Click on Admissions (top left), click on Apply digit birth date as your current password,
(under steps to enroll, right of screen). For then follow instructions to create a new
assistance you may visit the Welcome Center password. You will use Corsair Connect to add
next to the cafeteria. SMC ID#___________ classes. Discuss priority enrollment date with
your SMC counselor________________
2. You MUST complete the on-line
orientation at http://www.smc.edu/orient/ Since classes fill up quickly, be sure to sign
before you are allowed to proceed with up for classes on your priority date.
enrollment. **Allow 90 minutes to complete.
8. Complete FAFSA application and/or fee
3. Complete the English/Math placement test waiver-Board of Governor’s Grant (BOGG) and
in Liberal Arts Building, Room 109. No appt return to Financial Aid office in
necessary. Bring your SMC ID number and Administration Building. Bring income
picture I.D. with you. Preparation for the verification to Financial Aid Office.
English and math assessment is strongly
9. Contact EOPS at (310) 434-4268 if you are
recommended. Sample tests can be found at:
eligible for financial aid or BOGG.
www.smc.edu/assessment. Click on Tests and
Services menu option on the left side. 10. If you are a client of the Department of
Rehabilitation, bring your IPE to your
4. Review the schedule of classes carefully to
see what classes you may be interested in
taking. The schedule may be purchased in the 11. If necessary, make another appointment
bookstore and is available online at with your Disabled Student Center counselor
www.smc.edu. Click on Class Schedules (on the for additional assistance in finalizing your
top bar of page). schedule prior to signing up for classes.
5. Make an appointment with a Disabled HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If you will still be in
high school while attending SMC, you need
Student Center counselor either in person
information regarding your enrollment process. See
(SSC 101A) or by calling (310)434-4265.
“High School concurrent” on the Admissions webpage.
#2 SIGN UP FOR YOUR CLASSES
1. Enroll for classes through Corsair Connect
• Click on www.smc.edu
• Click on Corsair Connect (top bar)
• Enter your student ID number and
• Select Semester, click Add a Class
(use 4 digit class section number on left)
2. Pay your fees on time. Click on fee
assessment to view/pay your fees or go to the
Bursar’s Office to pay in person. Be aware of
deadlines. If you don’t pay your fees on
time you will be dropped from all your
3. After paying for classes, obtain an SMC
student ID card at Bursar’s Office, Station D.
4. Be sure to check dates and deadlines for a
refund as well as deadlines to drop a class. It
is critical to pay attention to deadlines to
avoid “W”s on your transcript and poor
grades. Deadlines are posted in the Schedule
of Classes and also on-line at www.smc.edu
5. Buy your books at the Bookstore or online
at http://bookstore.smc.edu/ DR clients
must follow specific guidelines.
6. It is your responsibility to request
accommodations in a timely manner each
session with your DSPS counselor or LD
Specialist. As soon as your schedule is
finalized, make an appointment with your
DSPS counselor or LD Specialist to discuss
and/or arrange for accommodations.