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.
- Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level
Remote Veteran Services
Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor
Video Express Counseling on Zoom
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
- Log in to Corsair Connect.
- Main page, scroll down, SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.
- Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.
- Online booking system, Program/Area, Counselor, Day, and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8 a.m.)
- Book appointment, confirmation smc email
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.
Veteran, Active Duty Military and Dependent Information
Priority Registration: DD214/Orders - submit at Verifications@smc.edu
Certification of Eligibility (COE) - Submit at Vetsoutreach@smc.edu
Transcripts - Submit at Transcripts@smc.edu
How to Establish California Residency
ABI Specialist - Center for Students with Disabilities
Stephanie Lewis, ABI Specialist, Center for Students with Disabilities, Lewis_Stephanie@smc.edu, 310-434-4442