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Welcome to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Santa Monica College, serving veterans entering college for the first time or returning to college to further their education.

The center acts as a liaison with the Veterans Administration to verify enrollment for students claiming benefits under the G.I. Bill or the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Program. We can also assist the veteran with referrals to various veteran-serving programs in the West Los Angeles area.

Donate - SMC Foundation - Veterans Resource Center

Online Tutoring Services

Spring 2020​ Offic​​e​​ Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Counseling Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Now with 4 ways to reach us! Please read below:

1. Video Express Counseling Via Zoom (Instructions below)

2. Book your own appointment online (Instructions Below)

3. Call 310-434-8205 leave a message with your Name, Student ID and the nature of your call (Average Response time 2 business days or less)  ​

4. Email:  VetsOutreach@smc.edu  with your concerns or questions. 

If you are dropping any course, you must FIRST contact a Veterans' Counselor in the VRC at VetsOutreach@smc.edu or book an appointment with a counselor.

On​line

Video Express Counseling through Zoom now offered on a limited basis.  What is express counseling? Express counseling is for quick questions (for example, some prerequisite waivers, unit increase requests or general transfer questions, GI BIll questions) and sessions are ten minutes.

Video Express Counseling is not for education plans or transcript evaluation.​

Join the VRC Video Express Counseling Waiting Room

Express Counseling Hours are as follows: 

VRC Counselor                                     Day of the week                           Hours                               

​Kevin Benitez                                              Mondays                         10:30am - 12:30pm

Christina Sandoval                                      Tuesdays                        1:00pm - 3:00pm 

Krys Gonzalez                                            Wednesdays                    10:00am - 12:00pm

Will Martinez                                                Thursdays                       12:30pm - 2:30pm

Book your own appointment

  1. Log in to Corsair Connect.
  2. On the main page, scroll down to SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.
  4. When you are in the booking system, you will be able to sort by Program/Area, Counselor, Day,  and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8:00 AM)
  5. Once an appointment is booked, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your SMC email.
  6. Make a note of your appointment as a reminder to be available during this time.
  7. You can also cancel existing appointments and view your appointment history.
  8. Ensure your telephone/cell number is accurate in Corsair Connect by selecting "Enrollment         Services" and then "Profile/Preferences".

Phone

Call 310-434-8205 to book your academic counseling appointment. 

If you get voicemail, leave a message with your Name, Student ID and the nature of your call so that we may return your call within 48 hours.

Note: The return telephone call from VRC will show up as "Blocked" or "Unknown" caller. 

Email:  VetsOutreach@smc.edu with the information requested above. ​

​​Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Hours (VetSuccess)

Dr. Julie Johns: Julie.Johns2@va.gov​

​Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m​ by email.

US Vets Wellness Counselor (Mental Health) Hours

Carl Freeman: cfreeman@usvetsinc.org

​Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m​

Contact

Phone: (310) 434-8205
Email: VetsOutreach@smc.edu

Location

Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level (Map #14)1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405Veterans Resource Center