CCSF is currently operating on a remote basis and buildings are not accessible at this time. During this time, Student Affairs are modifying services to be able to continue to support you remotely. For college wide updates, please read COVID-19 Updates and Plans to Return to Campus. Visit the CCSF Virtual Campus to find information about our remote services.

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Support for CCSF Veterans

The Veterans Services include the Veterans Educational Transition Services (VETS) Office & the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), located in Cloud Hall, Rooms 332 &333 on the Ocean Campus. Services include veterans academic counseling, certification of VA GI Bill®* (educational/ vocational benefits), and special events and activities for veterans.  The Veterans Services partner with the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Health Care System’s Student Veteran Health Program to offer assistance with enrollment in VA health care as well as regular mental health and social work services on the Ocean Campus.

* Reminder: all student veterans or dependent using their VA Education benefits will need to submit an Intake Form EACH semester. 

All student veterans at CCSF Stay updated, Enroll into our Veterans Services Canvas!

V.E.T.S Office Virtual Help Counter (VHC) Hours

Normal VHC Hours: Monday - Thursday (No VHC on Friday)

1300 - 1600 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Peak VHC Hours: Monday - Thursday (2 weeks before and after the start of the

semester) 

Let your voice be heard!!

Click Here and take the Student Veteran Educational Support Questionnaire

0800 - 1100 & 1400 - 1600 (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Zoom Toll-free number (if unable to get into the zoom, please use the toll-free number and enter meeting ID)

Join Meeting    OR Call the Zoom Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833 - Zoom Meeting ID: 990 5319 6123

*Dates & Times are subject to change without prior notification

Veterans Academic Counseling Hours for Spring 2021

Veterans Academic Counselors are available during the following hours. If you have been added as a Drop-In for the month of January or are scheduled an appointment after January, you will be contacted by one of our Veteran Counselors via a blocked/unknown phone call. Please adjust your IOS or Android settings to allow for these calls to come through.

Regular Veterans Counseling Spring 2021 Hours

Start January 19, 2021

Monday - Thursday: 0800 - 1600

Friday: 0800 - 1200

Dates & Times are subject to change without prior notification. Please check this site regularly for updates. 

How to Title Documents You Submit to the V.E.T.S Office

When submitting any documents to our office, you MUST use the following format to name each individual document before submitting:

  • CCSF Student ID

  • Ex: WA0000000

If you have more than one document, please use the following format:

  • CCSF Student ID(1); CCSF Student ID(2); ...

  • Ex: WA0000000(1); WA0000000(2); ...

Services We Offer

At the Veterans Services Department, veterans can:

  • Receive general information about using veterans educational benefits at CCSF

  • Meet with a Veteran Academic Counselor for education and career planning assistance (required if using VA educational or vocational benefits)

  • Speak with a Certifying Official (who processes VA educational/vocational benefits)

  • Speak with a VA social worker from our SFVA Student Veteran Health Program 

    • Bridget Leach, LCSW (415-200-6933) & Kathleen Mink, LCSW (415-254-6842)

    • Enroll in VA health care, Find out about local VA medical, mental health & other CCSF & community resources, Schedule SFVA medical, mental health, and some other specialty appointments, Receive information or referrals to programs such as Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at CCSF (for testing or other class accommodations for veterans with disabilities)

  • An opportunity to participate in the VA Work-Study program

  • Hear from guest speakers during at from the community and campus resources

  • Speak with other CCSF student veterans

  • Study, eat or hang out in the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) 

*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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Tips & Reminders
Student Enrollment Checklist
Early completion of the New Student Enrollment Process will help ensure a more timely payment of VA educational benefits. You will find the Checklist for new, returning and continuing, student veterans at the link below.
Priority Registration
Veterans are listed under the 1st Priority Group - Priority Registration is generally available to Veterans about 2 - 4 months prior to the first day of school. Contact the VETS Office to confirm your priority registration status.

Summer 2021: April 12
Fall 2021: May 24

Students (including Veterans) can lose their priority registration if:
(Excerpt from Title 5 § 58108. Registration and Enrollment Procedures.)

(1) is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof as defined in section 55031 for two consecutive terms; or
(2) has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester or quarter equivalent units at the district.
Qualifications for Veterans out of state waiver
Important: Out of State Fees
If you enroll at CCSF within 3 years of your discharge date by the first day of the semester and maintain continuous enrollment, you might be eligible for the out-of-state fee waiver at CCSF. For any further questions regarding out-of-state fee waiver, please contact the Veterans Services at 415-239-3486.

Note: VA benefits does NOT pay out of state fees.
Out of State Students
At this time, out of state students who do not physically live in California are not permitted to take fully online or online courses with required on-site meetings at City College of San Francisco.

Federal regulation requires institutions offering distance education to acquire authorization from any U.S. state in which it “operates.” City College does not have the required permission for students from other states to take courses at City College. This permission is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive federal financial aid.

Until further notice, City College is not filing for authorization to operate in other states. We recommend that out of state students seeking community college courses look for classes offered from an institution in their own state.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
(SAP) Standards
What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
Satisfactory Academic Progress standards are broken down into two standards: Qualitative and Quantitative. The Qualitative Standard is a Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement, while the Quantitative Standards are a Completion Rate requirement and a Maximum Time Frame (MTF) requirement.

GPA: Maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or Higher
- Once grades post at the end of the semester, the overall GPA is used calculated. A, B, C, D, and F grades will be used in the calculation. P/NP (Pass/No Pass) grades and transferred coursework will not be used in the calculation.
Completion Rate: Complete 67% of All Attempted Units
- A, B, C, D, F, W, FW (Fail to Withdraw), P, NP, I (Incomplete), RD (Report Delayed), or MW (Military Withdrawal) grades will be used to calculate completion rate. Transfer coursework officially submitted and evaluated by Admission and Records will also be included in the calculation.
- Formula: Total Units Earned ÷ All Units Attempted = Unit Completion Rate

For more information on SAP follow the link below
Military Withdrawal
MW
If you have been Certified for the semester and receive military orders, please contact the Admissions and Records Office (A&R). You will need to Request a Military Withdrawal (MW). You will need to email your request to A&R.
Contact Credit Admissions:

Admission and Records Office
Ocean Campus, MUB 188
admit@ccsf.edu
415-239-3285

Admissions Virtual Help Counter hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Parent School
Students are required to complete a majority of their coursework at CCSF in order for the institution to approve certification as a Parent School. Listed below are the minimum number of units that must be taken at CCSF for each term. Summer term - register for 3 or more units;
Fall/Spring term- register for 9 or more units.
“Primary School (Parent School) – The primary school is the school that will grant the degree a student is pursuing.
Generally, the student will be enrolled at the primary school for the majority of the program of education.” Per the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: School Certifying Official Handbook page 128.