Testing and Earning Credit

Placement Testing

Placement tests help us start you in the courses most appropriate for your skill level. Most students are required to take placement tests before they enroll in courses. Learn more about how to take placement tests here.

Transferring Credit to SMC

SMC accepts transfer credit from most accredited institutions. Learn about transferring credit from another institution to SMC here. 

Credit for Prior Learning and Work Experience

Earn credit for what you already know! SMC awards credit for prior learning or experiences in certain subjects to those who demonstrate knowledge by testing or documentation. Learn more about credit for past experiences and learning here.