Continuing Stu​dent Checklist​​​

Continuing SMC Veteran and Dependent Students with VA Benefits​

  1. Log on to your student portal, Corsair Connect, check your enrollment appointment date and time

  2. Enroll in Classes on your appointment date and time (be sure that the classes you select are coming directly from your approved veteran academic educational plan. If you do not have an approved veteran academic educational plan, please follow Step 3 below).

    1. Go to the SMC Webpage, tabs: current students, corsair connect, login, enrollment.

    2. Select semester for which you want to enroll

      1. Click add a class - left side

      2. Click on search icon, find your course, select it

      3. Schedule an appointment with a Veteran's Counselor  through your student portal, Corsair Connect or contact us at (310) 434-8205 (Book an appoitment for any of the following: course approval, updates or changes to educaional plan, changes to major/goal, submitting Certification Agreement)

      4. Fill out and submit a Certification-Agreement-Form 2020.pdf at VetsOutreach@smc.edu

      5. If you add or drop any classes listed on your Certification Agreement form, you will need to schedule an appointment with a VRC counselor and let the certifying official know immediately by filling out an Agreement-Change-Form 2020.pdf. Failure to do so may result in garnished VA payments.

  3. If you do not have an approved veteran academic educational plan on file with the VRC or you have enrolled in courses that are not listed on your veteran academic educational plan

    1. Schedule an appointment through your Corsair Connect with a Veteran Counselor to create an veteran academic educational plan or update your existing veteran academic educational plan.

    2. Fill out and submit a Certification-Agreement-Form 2020.pdf at VetsOutreach@smc.edu.

    3. If you add or drop any classes listed on your Certification Agreement form, you will need to let the certifying official know immediately by filling out an Agreement-Change-Form 2020.pdf. Failure to do so may result in garnished VA payments.

  4. Apply for financial aid (Once every academic year. Priority application period is October to March 2nd of each year for the following academic year)

    1. Go to the FAFSA Webpage, select "Start Here" to log in and you will be given the option to complete a FAFSA Renewal that has much of your application data from last year.

    2. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN to access your FAFSA on the Web application. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request a duplicate once you login.

    3. Remember to apply before your deadlines. Select "Deadlines" on the FAFSA Webpage for specific deadline information.

    4. If you have questions about your FAFSA, online help is available. Visit the FAFSA Webpage and click the "Browse Help" feature on the FAFSA home page for answers to frequently asked questions and for additional information about the FAFSA process.

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