Meet With a CCSF Veteran Academic Counselor

If you are planning to use your GI Bill® / VA Educational Benefits at City College of San Francisco, you are required to meet with a CCSF Veterans Academic Counselor.

If you are a new student, complete step 1-7 before scheduling a counseling appointment (step 8). If you are a continuing student, you can go to step 8:

  1. Apply for VA Benefit
  2. Apply to CCSF
  3. Complete the New Student Veteran Orientation (Online). (Please screenshot the Certificate of Completion for your own record.)
  4. Submit the student veteran Intake Form.
  5. Submit documents: DD214, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), Unofficial* and JST Transcripts (if applicable). Click Here to upload.
  6. Complete the Online Assessment Form to get Math and English Placement. This is not an actual test. You will self-report your highest level of Math and English completed in high school or college/university.
  7. Declare major that you will be studying at CCSF in your RAM Portal before seeing a counselor. 
  8. Schedule an appointment with a counselor on Zoom, on the phone, or in person. Please check for counselors’ availability at 415-239-3486 or Virtual Help Counter. There will only be drop-ins (no appointments) for the first two weeks and last two weeks of school. 
  9. Register for Classes (Class Schedule, Registration Guide - PDFVideo)
  10. Submit Certification Request Form (EVERY Semester)

** Post-9/11 GI Bill® students attending IHL facilities who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify enrollment at the end of each month

- During the phone/zoom appointment, please be in front of a computer if possible so we can share screen and information with you. - For phone appointment, you will receive a call from an unknown/blocked caller. - For Zoom appointment, please have the APP installed beforehand, a Zoom link will be emailed to your CCSF email address.

  • Undeclared major is not certifiable for benefit, please declare a major in MyRAM portal from MyCCSF.
  • After the appointment, you will be able to review the Education Plan in Degree Works from MyCCSF