Support for CCSF Veterans
The Veterans Services include the Veterans Educational Transition Services (VETS) Office and 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 a Request for Certification EACH semester.
* If you did not submit your Request for Certification in December, be prepared to potentially be paid by March 1, 2021. You will receive your BAH/MAH back pay from the date(s) your classes start.
V.E.T.S Office Virtual Help Counter (VHC) Hours (UPDATE)
*Starting February 16, 2021 we will be adjusting our VHC hours (No VHC on Friday)
Normal VHC Hours: Monday - Thursday
1300 - 1600
Peak VHC Hours: Monday - Thursday (2 weeks before and after the start of the semester)
0800 - 1100 & 1400 - 1600
Zoom Toll free number (if unable to get into the zoom, please use the toll-free number and enter meeting ID)
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
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.
Summer 2021: April 12
Fall 2021: May 10
Note: VA benefits does NOT pay out of state fees.
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 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
Contact Credit Admissions:
Admission and Records Office
Ocean Campus, MUB 188
Admissions Virtual Help Counter hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.