Student Support

Veterans Success Center


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Welcome to the Veterans Success Center 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 GI 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.

[GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).] More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at 

Summer Hours

June 17, 2024  through August 23, 2024

Office Hours  -  Limited In-Peron/Phone/Remote

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.​ ​- Limited In-Person Services
  • Friday: Office Closed/Virtual Services

Academic Counseling​ - Limited In-Person/Virtual-Zoom Appointments

Monday - Thursday: ​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.​ - Via Zoom and limited in person.  10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in-person.

The Veterans Success Center is closed in observance of legal and college holidays:

June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth Holiday (observed)

July 4, 2024 -  Independence Day


Phone: 310-434-8205 - general number
Location:  Main Campus, Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level 

 Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor

Video Express Counseling on Zoom

Q & A - Counseling Drop-In

Wednesdays:  1:00 - 1:30 p.m and 2-2:30 p.m.

Unit Increases, Prerequisite Waivers, Quick Questions, 10 minute Session. NO Ed Plan or Transcript Evaluations 

Appointment Booking Online


  1. Log in to Corsair Connect.
  2. Main page, scroll down, SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.
  4. Online booking system, Program/Area, Counselor, Day,  and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8 a.m.)
  5. Book appointment, confirmation smc email

Telephone Booking

Call 310-434-8205, if voice mail, leave a message:

State your name, SMC student ID, and request 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 with your name, SMC Student ID, and request, Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Veteran, Active Duty Military and Dependent Information

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