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Welcome to San Diego City College!

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We are glad that you have selected our college to pursue your academic goals. This webpage is designed to assist Veteran students and/or dependents navigate through City Colleges' programs and services as well as educational benefit requirements. The San Diego Community Colleges have been approved to offer military service connected benefit programs leading to an Associate Degree or transfer to a four-year institution. The time has never been better for military veterans to further their education and training.    

Certification of educational benefits is not automatic; you must submit  documents online in order to be certified.

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What makes me a continuing student? You are considered a continuing student, if you have used education benefits at City College within the last two years. Submit the following forms after you have successfuly registered in your courses for the term. Label the items (term, year & initials of form) Example: summer2022SW-for summer 2022,semester worksheet.

Continuing Veterans should submit these forms in one ticket via JIRA.   


VA DEFERMENT CONTRACT - for Post 9/11 and VR&E only 

CLASS ADJUSTMENT - Submit only if you make changes to your classes (add/drop) (CA.)

If this is your first semester using your education benefits at City College, submit the following documents online based on the education benefit you are ulitzing.

Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) 

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E; Chapter 31)

Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA; Chapter 35) 

Veterans Services is committed to helping student veterans make the best choices possible while attending by providing the maximum assistance, guidance, and support using the new educational benefits. The Veterans Services office & Veterans Service Center work collectively with on-campus and off-campus resources to provide quality service to all military-affiliated students by connecting them to campus resources, empowering them to successfully transition to college and equip them to be productive in the civilian workforce.

We are working hard to assist you with your education benefits. 

Contact Us: 

Please include your 10 digit college id number in the subject line of the email.

For general questions join our VA virtual lobby:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Fridays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM


For specific questions about your certification, contact School Certifying Officials

Based on case load (last name)

Alyssa Antonio,SCO (A-L)

Carolina Vargas, SCO  (M-Z) Acting Student Services Supervisor I 

Dora Meza, Director Admissions & Records, Veterans /VSC 

Students will...

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and identify the process necessary to utilize VA educational benefits and entitlements.
  • Identify VA and College policies regarding their benefits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for obtaining and maintaining VA benefits.
  • Demonstrate ability to contact the VA Administration Office for additional services.
  • Identify other key resources on campus that are necessary for successful completion of their educational goals.