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.
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
Remote Veteran Services
Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor
Video Express Counseling on Zoom
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
- 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