We’re so excited to have you as a new Pioneer!
Before you start your journey, take a few minutes to make sure you’ve done everything necessary to guarantee your place at SMC!
Reserve Your Place & Pay Your Deposit
Let us know you’re coming to SMC! You must complete reservations forms and pay a deposit in order to guarantee your place. Reserve early to get the best choice of registration dates, advising sessions, residence hall locations and more! GO TO ONLINE RESERVATION FORMS
Sign Up for Academic Orientation
Registration Opens in March. During Academic Orientation, you’ll meet with your adviser and register for classes. Sign up early to get the best dates! GO TO ACADEMIC ORIENTATION
Send Your Final High School Transcript
Have your high school send us your official final high school transcript delivered to us immediately after graduation or before any summer orientation). Have it sent to your Admissions Counselor, or to our Admissions Office.
Send Final College Transcripts or AP/IB Scores
Have your former college or the College Board send us your official final college transcripts (for Transfer, Dual Enrollment & AP students). Have them sent to your Admissions Counselor, or to our Admissions Office.
Submit Immunization Records
This is required before you can start classes! Bring the form to Academic Orientation. DOWNLOAD THE FORM
FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST
Submit a FAFSA
To qualify for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 30. GO TO THE FAFSA SITE
Complete Verification Steps
Keep an eye on your email. You may be contacted by the Financial Aid office to complete items on your financial aid documents. Failing to verify information can delay your award.
Accept/Deny Financial Aid
When you receive an Award Letter from our Financial Aid Office, you’ll need to accept or deny any scholarships, grants or loans for which you’ve qualified. This information will come to you via mail, email and the SMC Student Portal
Loan Counseling and Note
If you’re borrowing money to attend SMC, you’ll need to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note. Our Finanial Aid Office will provide details.
Business Office Checklist
Get Your Clearance Card
You receive a clearance card in SMC’s Business Office after your bill has been paid. You cannot move into a residence hall or attend classes with a clearance card. SMC’s Business Office will contact you with instructions for paying your bill.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO REMEMBER:
Get Your Textbooks BEFORE Classes Begins
Don’t wait until the last minute: popular textbooks can be hard to find. Contact our Bookstore for approved textbook lists.
Meet Your Roommates/Suitemates!
Watch your email for info from Housing/Residence Life with contact info for your new roommate/suitemate. Get in touch so you can decide who needs to bring what!