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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Summer and Fall Hours
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:
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - Independence Day
Friday, November 10, 2023 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24, 2023 - College Holiday
December 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 - Winter Holiday
Phone: 310-434-8205 - general number
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level
Remote Veteran Services
Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor
Video Express Counseling on Zoom
Tuesdays: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m and 2-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 4:00 - 4:30 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