Santa Monica College is now the first California community college to host an onsite transfer services program manager from Arizona State University. SMC students who are interested in transferring to ASU or are concurrently enrolled in an online program at the four-year campus — ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for innovation by U.S. News & World Report — can now avail themselves of academic guidance and support services right on SMC’s main campus in Santa Monica.
The assignment of an exclusive ASU transfer services manager is the latest development in a series of collaborations between the university and SMC. In 2017, SMC won a $2 million Award for Innovation grant from the California Department of Finance in partnership with ASU, to develop innovative technology to increase completion rates and ultimately make college more affordable.