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.

Sumer Hours

Office Hours  -  Phone/Virtual - No in-person

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

Academic Counseling​ - Virtual Only

Monday - Thursday: ​8 a.m. - 4 p.m.​ via Zoom only

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

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 - Lincoln's Day

Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 - Presidents' Day

Monday, April 11, 2022 - Cesar Chavez Day

Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day

Friday, June 17, 2022 - Juneteenth Day

Monday, July 4, 2022 - Independence Day


Phone: 310-434-8205 - general number
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level - Temporarily re-located to SSC 2nd Floor/Virtual 

 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. 

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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