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We are glad that you have selected our college to pursue your academic goals. This webpage is designed to assist Veteran students and/or dependents navigate through City Colleges' programs and services as well as educational benefit requirements. The San Diego Community Colleges have been approved to offer military service connected benefit programs leading to an Associate Degree or transfer to a four-year institution. The time has never been better for military veterans to further their education and training. 

Certification of educational benefits is not automatic; you must submit documents online in order to be certified.

Instructional videos for new Veteran students: Video Guides         

Spring 2024 Office Hours A-241

  • Monday - Thursday          8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  • Friday                                8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Veteran Service Center will be CLOSED for Spring Break 2024:

                                        March 25th-29th

Holidays - Veterans Office Closed

  • Martin Luther King Day- Jan. 15, 2024
  • Lincoln Day- Feb. 16, 2024
  • Washington Day- Feb. 19, 2024
  • Cesar Chavez Day- Mar. 29, 2024
  • Memorial Day- May 27, 2024
  • Juneteenth- Jun. 19, 2024
  • Independence Day- July 4th, 2024
  • Veterans Day Observance - Nov. 11, 2024
  • Thanksgiving - Nov. 28 & 29, 2024
  • Christmas/Holiday Break - Dec. 23, 2024-Jan.1,2025


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Veterans Handbook 2023-2024

  • Class schedule posted online - 04/15/2024 - SDCCD class schedule
  • Deadline to be marked for priority enrollment - 04/12/2024 (must have turned in a DD-214 or Certificate of Eligibility)
  • View Summer & Fall 2024 registration date/time through MySDCCD - 04/18/2024
  • Summer 2024 priority registration 04/22/2024-04/25/2024
  • Summer 2024 open enrollment- 04/26/2024
  • Fall 2024 priority registration - 04/29/2024- 05/17/2024
  • Fall 2024 open enrollment - 05/20/2024

***To avoid delays in receiving your MHA please submit your Summer 2024 VA semester Worksheet by June 3rd, 2024. Please submit Fall 2024 VA Semester Worksheets by August 5th, 2024***

What makes someone a continuing student? You are considered a continuing student if you have used education benefits at City College within the last two years. Submit the following forms after you have successfuly enrolled in your courses for the term. 

Continuing Veterans should submit these forms via the JIRA student support system. Certification is not automatic, you must submit a Semester Worksheet each semester to continue getting your benefits processed. Questions? Call 619-388-3504.   

1.) VA Semester Worksheet 

- and/or - Class adjustment form- Submit only if you make changes to your classes (add/drop)

If this is your first semester using your education benefits at City College, submit the following documents online at the JIRA student support desk based on the education benefit you are utilizing. Questions? Call 619-388-3504.

Post 9/11 - Ch. 33

VR&E - Ch. 31

Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance - Ch. 35

 

Appointments are available in-person and virtually Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment with a VA counselor, stop by our office in A-241, give us a call at 619-388-3504, email cityva@sdccd.edu (please include your 10-digit student ID number in the subject line), or use our online appointment scheduler.

To meet with a counselor you'll need to have an active SDCCD application, pursue a City College major, and have copies of all transcripts of prior colleges attended.   

Veterans Services is committed to helping student veterans make the best choices possible while attending by providing the maximum assistance, guidance, and support using the new educational benefits. The Veterans Services office & Veterans Service Center work collectively with on-campus and off-campus resources to provide quality service to all military-affiliated students by connecting them to campus resources, empowering them to successfully transition to college and equip them to be productive in the civilian workforce.

We are working hard to assist you with your education benefits. 

Contact Us:

cityva@sdccd.edu 

Please include your 10 digit college ID number in the subject line of the email.

For general questions call our office directly at 619-388-3504

 

For specific questions about your certification, contact School Certifying Officials

Based on case load (last name)

Nicolas Johnson, SCO (N - Z + VR&E -Chpater 31- beneficiaries) Student Services Technician

nijohnso@sdccd.edu

Carolina Guardado, SCO (A - M)Supervisor I, Veterans/VSC

cguardado@sdccd.edu

Dora Meza, Director Admissions & Records, Veterans/VSC 

dmeza@sdccd.edu 

Students will...

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and identify the process necessary to utilize VA educational benefits and entitlements.
  • Identify VA and College policies regarding their benefits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for obtaining and maintaining VA benefits.
  • Demonstrate ability to contact the VA Administration Office for additional services.
  • Identify other key resources on campus that are necessary for successful completion of their educational goals.

"Per AP 5013- Students in the Military In compliance with paragraph 3.j.(3) of the Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Defense, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Miramar College and the San Diego College of Continuing Education prohibits high-pressure recruitment tactics such as multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments."