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 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.

Fall Hours

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.​ ​
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Counseling​

Monday - Thursday: ​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.​ 

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

July 5, 2021 - Independence Day Observed

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day Observed

November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day Observed

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day Observed

November 26, 2021 - Native American Day Observed

December 24, 2021 - Christmas Day Observed

December 27-31 2021 - College Holidays Observed


Phone: 310-434-8205
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level

 Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor

Video Express Counseling on Zoom

Q & A - Counseling Drop-In

Mondays and Thursdays:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 12:30 - 1:30 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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