ASU and Santa Monica College

The collaboration between Arizona State University and Santa Monica College provides you a seamless transfer process as you complete your community college coursework. Fidel, an ASU admissions coordinator located in Santa Monica, is here to help. Through events and appointments, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about ASU, find a campus and program that fit you and explore the option to sign up for MyPath2ASU, ensuring your credits transfer to the university.

Meet Fidel Mahangel

Fidel Mahangel joined Arizona State University in 2018 as the California transfer services program manager after several years of managing strategic ed-tech initiatives for the Michelson 20MM Foundation in Los Angeles. Launching into the higher education space in 2015 as an Education Pioneers Fellow, Fidel is passionate about identifying flexible transfer pathways and bridging the gap in postsecondary options for all students. Her unique role with ASU, as the first university representative to be housed on a California college campus, focuses on building a closer partnership with Santa Monica College while creating new opportunities for students to succeed in their educational pursuits. Fidel has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Washington, and a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.


Message from Fidel to SMC students:

Whether you have questions about transferring, admission requirements, events or anything else, feel free to contact me via phone, email, office, or schedule an appointment. I’m here to help. | 480-407-8243
SMC Student Services Center, Student Affairs Suite, office #343

Message from Fidel to SMC faculty and staff:

As we continue our ongoing partnership, I’d like to invite you to connect with me via phone, email, office, or schedule an appointment to explore ways to collaborate on ideas to better serve SMC students.

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Various events are offered to transfer students to learn more about admissions, MyPath2ASU, financial aid and more. Explore your options and register today.


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Take your next step by earning one of our high-quality accredited degree or certificate programs online. Whichever path you choose, our world-class faculty, innovative tools and personalized suite of support services will empower your success.

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As one of the nation’s top 10 institutions for undergraduate education, Arizona State University is committed to helping transfer students to create a seamless college journey to ASU. MyPath2ASU™ is your suite of customized self-service transfer tools that help you:

  • Save time and money by helping to plan your time to degree completion

  • Personalize course-by-course pathways to minimize loss of transfer credit 

  • Track your degree progress in real-time through additional Transfer Guide tools like My Transfer Guide

  • Earn Guaranteed Admission into your major of choice if all requirements are satisfied.

MyPath2ASU™ includes over 400 course-by-course major maps into on-ground and online ASU degrees. By picking a major and identifying your transfer institution, MyPath2ASU helps to identify what courses to take at your transfer institution for your ASU major. Now every transfer student can fuel their own transfer experience.

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Featured pathways

Film pathways at ASU

Film pathways at ASU

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is widely recognized for fostering artists, producers, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs.  

If you have questions or would like to request more information, visit the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts homepage.

Courses available at Santa Monica College

Several Santa Monica College courses, including History of Motion Pictures, Storytelling and Acting I, will transfer to the filmmaking practices and the film and media production majors at ASU. The remaining requirements to earn your degree at ASU can be completed in four semesters. Explore what courses will transfer and should be taken prior to transferring to ASU through the MyPath2ASU™ experience on the ASU Transfer Guide website at

Film and media production

Filmmaking practices

Please note: Admission to the film and media production concentration at ASU requires a portfolio review and interview. Transfer students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree in four semesters should sign up for FMP 300 in their first semester, as well as complete the FMP application process. For more information and application requirements, visit

Consider a film degree with ASU.

  • Use your voice and thrive at a school that values inclusivity and diversity, and is committed to gender equity in film production.
  • Graduate with a final project or portfolio of your own design, developed over three semesters with the mentorship of our award-winning faculty of veteran industry professionals.
  • Earn your degree in a neighboring state, while developing your career as an industry professional through ASU Film Spark at the ASU California Center, and career fairs, industry mixers, curated internships and exclusive workshops.
  • Make films in a fully functioning production studio with access to professional equipment.
  • Collaborate with filmmakers and artists in other fields on interdisciplinary projects.

AS to BS in environmental science (West campus)

AS to BS in environmental science (West campus)

Are you interested in a career in environmental science? The newly established transfer pathway from SMC’s associate degree in environmental science makes the transition to a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with ASU seamless. Explore the pathway to our West campus, and learn how our multidisciplinary courses and hands-on opportunities for research and professional training can set you up for a career as an environmental scientist.

What do environmental scientists do?

  • Collect and analyze environmental samples from air, water, soil and food.
  • Identify and assess threats to public health and natural ecosystems.
  • Remediate contaminated sites using a wide array of technologies and strategies.
  • Develop plans to prevent or control emissions of pollutants.
  • Communicate environmental hazards and risks to the public.
  • Investigate long-term environmental changes and issues, such as global climate change.

If you have questions or would like to request more information, visit the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences homepage.

Criminal Justice pathway

Criminal Justice pathway

Interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice? SMC’s AS-T in administration justice is growing in popularity, but transfer options are limited and impacted locally. As a result, ASU  offers additional transfer options for SMC students who want to continue on a path of criminal justice. 

We’ve fully evaluated courses at SMC for a seamless transition into ASU’s BS in criminology and criminal justice. The BS in criminology and criminal justice is for students who want to understand the causes of crime, the role of criminal justice agencies in the control of crime and the consequences of crime. Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in more than 200 agencies, study abroad programs and flexible course scheduling offered in-person, online and across multiple campuses.

ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice exposes you to perspectives on why people commit crimes and what society does — and can do better — to prevent and respond to crime. Wherever life takes you in the field of criminal justice, this degree prepares you for a career in policing, the courts, corrections, security and investigations.

If you have questions or would like to request more information, visit the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions homepage.

Public Policy Pathway

Public Policy Pathway

Are you passionate about exploring how government and policy affect your community or the lives of others? We’ve been working closely with SMC’s Public Policy Institute to provide flexible pathways for students interested in continuing their education in public policy. SMC is among the first in the country to offer an associate degree in public policy and with limited undergraduate public policy degree options in California, ASU is excited to partner with SMC to offer a seamless pathway to the BS in public service and public policy, currently available at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus or through ASU Online.

The BS in public service and public policy prepares students for work in government at all levels, and in nonprofit organizations through comprehensive coverage of topics in public policy, public leadership and management, and urban studies.

Students discover the challenges of management, and learn how to lead a public organization and understand the process of policy development. This program examines the public sector and addresses, in a practical way, the challenges facing the public. The program is unique because it enables students to study public service, policy and administration with a professional focus.

Students select one of the following concentrations or focus areas to supplement their core courses:

  • American Indian studies.
  • Business.
  • Criminology.
  • Emergency management.
  • Health policy.
  • Law and policy.
  • Nonprofit leadership and management.
  • Parks and recreation management.
  • Public leadership and management (focus area).
  • Public policy (focus area).
  • Science and technology.
  • Social services delivery.
  • Sustainability.
  • Urban studies (focus area).

If you have questions or would like to request more information, visit the Watts College homepage.

Nursing, BSN Pathways - Concurrent Enrollment Program

Nursing, BSN Pathways - Concurrent Enrollment Program

Are you interested in becoming a registered nurse? We’ve streamlined our Nursing, BSN pathways specifically for Santa Monica College students, including the Concurrent Enrollment Program and the RN to BSN program, both available 100% online. 

What is the Concurrent Enrollment Program?

Designed with student success in mind, the Concurrent Enrollment Program provides students with the opportunity to complete their associate degree in nursing through a regionally accredited community college such as Santa Monica College, while simultaneously completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing through ASU. CEP students take nursing courses in-person at their community college and online through ASU, a university ranked nationally for excellence in online education. This blend of in-person and online courses ensures students can earn their BSN while maintaining balance in their school, work and life.

Upon completion, students will graduate with both their ADN from the community college and their BSN from ASU.

Why choose CEP?

  • Save time. Earn your BSN while completing your associate degree.
  • Cost effective. ASU CEP tuition is offered at a reduced rate regardless of residency status. 
  • ASU comes to you. 100% online courses provide the flexibility to earn your degree during the times that work for you.
  • Transfer credits. Students can transfer and apply up to 75 credits from their ADN program. Additional credits may be transferred from regionally accredited four-year institutions.
  • Student support. Students have access to online ASU Libraries, career services, disability resources, military support, online tutoring and writing center, the student success center and more. Learn more at

Who can enroll?

Students admitted to a regionally accredited ADN program who also meet CEP eligibility criteria can participate in the program. The CEP is offered to students in all states, excluding Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Please Note: The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Since certification and licensure requirements vary by profession and from state-to-state, we recommend that you visit Professional Licensure  to determine the requirements of individual state licensures or national certifications.

To get started, please contact the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at or (602) 496-0937.

Attend National Transfer Student Week events

Attend National Transfer Student Week virtual sessions to explore transfer topics from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23. Topics will include admission and application processes for transfer students, pathways to ASU and engage with the academic colleges of your intended major.

See a full list of events here.


International Students Transferring to ASUOct. 19, 2021 at 3 p.m. (Arizona time)Connect with an international admission representative to make transferring to ASU as simple as possible. Learn about transfer pathways, explore scholarships available to international students, and more!Register
Learn About Psychology and Counseling Majors at ASUOct. 20, 2021 at noon (Arizona time)Students interested in psychology and counseling gain a deeper understanding of the human mind, brain and behavior and learn more about degree programs and careers they can lead to in this session.Register
Learn About Criminology and Forensics Majors at ASUOct. 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. (Arizona time)Students interested in learning about justice, systematic factors influencing crime, and how to improve the human experience across wide fields of study. ASU representatives will explain the degrees and professional experiences you can have as a transfer student.Register
Learn About Business Majors at ASUOct. 21, 2021 at noon (Arizona time) Learn more about undergraduate degree programs and career opportunities available to business students to prepare them for professional success.Register
Learn About Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts Majors at ASUOct. 21, 2021 at noon (Arizona time) Students who have too many interests to choose just one major or want to be interdisciplinary with their degree can learn about the degrees that are especially degree-completion-friendly for students who are returning to school with some college credits.Register

Steps to apply

Step 01

Complete the undergraduate application for admission.

Step 02

Activate My ASU and your ASURITE User ID.

Step 03

Submit the nonrefundable application fee.