Support for Your Transition from Military Life to CCSF

The CCSF Veterans Educational Services (VETS) Office serves veteran CCSF students with the highest level of support and dedication in order to enhance the successful transition from military life into a chosen field or career through education.

    Help & Benefits

    *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

    Join VHC Meeting

    Meeting ID: 990 5319 6123
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    *Dates & Times are subject to change without prior notification

    We work with veterans who have been approved for the following veterans' educational benefits:

    • Post-9/11 GI Bill®* (Ch33)**
    • Veterans Readiness & Employment Program (Formally know as the Vocational Rehabilitation program) (Ch31)**
    • Montgomery GI Bill®* (Ch30)**
    • Survivors' and Dependents' Assistance programs (Ch35)**
    • Chapters 1606 (Reservists)**

    Learn more about VA Educational Benefits Programs

    Veterans will receive Priority Registration once they have finished these three (3) steps: 

    1. Submit DD-214
    2. Completed the Assessment "self" placement (THIS IS NOT A PLACEMENT TEST) see step # 3 
    3. New Student Veteran Online Orientation see step # 4 
    4. Meet with a Veterans Academic Counselor (VAC) to develop Student Education Plan see step # 5  
    Steps for VA Education and VR&E Benefits Certification

    Do not forget to apply for your VA Education Benefits, this can be done on the VA's website. To apply online go to the How do I apply? and follow the instructions in the green drop-down box. After completing the application you will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the VA via mail within  30-days. You can send us a screen-capture (along with the other needed documents) of the last page of the application once you have received your confirmation and eligibility. 

    1. CCSF Application
      • Apply online for admission to CCSF.  You will receive your student ID number within 24 hours. 

      • Complete the steps to activate your CCSF student email. SAVE and remember the password to your student email. Check this email often because you will receive important information to this email, such as your Course Placement Report, V.E.T.S Office and Veterans Resource Center announcements, etc... 

      • Apply for Financial Aid (FASFA) if applicable. For more information, visit the Financial Aid office.

    2. Submit Official and Unofficial Transcripts
      • Official:

        • Have Official transcripts mailed to you (DO NOT OPEN SEALED DOCUMENTS) and bring sealed documents to V.E.T.S Office in Cloud Hall, # 333. (Due to COVID-19 please hold off on bringing any documents to the CCSF campus or V.E.T.S Office)

        • Have your official transcripts sent to CCSF by your previous college(s) Go to the Domestic Transcript Evaluation page (listed under the Records dropdown Tab) LINK to the Domestic Transcript Evaluation Request Form for City College of San Francisco AA/AS Degree

        • Domestic Transcript Evaluation: If you have completed college courses at another school, you can request a transcript evaluation to determine if the classes will be accepted by CCSF. A domestic transcript evaluation is used to:

          • Determine how many transfer units CCSF will accept from your other institutions

          • Determine whether classes completed at CCSF and other institutions fulfill general education areas for an Associate in Art (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree

          • The transcript evaluation does not determine prerequisites, major and transfer requirements.

      • Unofficial Transcript:

        • Submit unofficial transcript to the VETS Office along with all documents needed for certification before meeting with a Veterans Academic Counselor.

        • Unofficial transcriptions will be needed for the assessment process in step #3. Email all documents to veterans@ccsf.edu

    3. Assessment
      • If you have NOT completed any college/higher education before starting CCSF please complete the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM using your high school transcript data to get English/ESL and Math Placement. 

      • If you HAVE completed college units before starting CCSF please complete the College and/or Test Data Form.

      • If your prerequisite is English or Math

        • Attach transcripts showing the completion of English coursework with a "C" or higher and your Math coursework with a "C-" or higher (the previous college must consider "C-" a passing grade).

        • If you are using a test score to complete the assessment, please attach a copy of your test scores.

      • If you have completed prerequisite or corequisite coursework at another college/institute of higher learning before starting CCSF (other than Math or English) please complete the Prerequisite Challenge Form.

      • For more information, visit the Assessment Center.

    4. New Student Veteran Orientation
    5. Veterans Services Intake Form (formally the "Green Sheet")
      • ALL CCSF Student Veterans need to complete the  Intake Form for each semester you are requesting certification of VA Education or VR&E Benefits. Students may also scan the QR Code for quick access to the Veterans Services Intake Form

    6. Meet with a Veterans Academic Counselor
      • To schedule an appointment please email veterans@ccsf.edu with the list of documents attached and our VETS Office staff will make you an appointment  or complete the Counseling request appointment/drop-in request form.  List of needed Documents: 

        • DD-214, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which the VA will mail to you. You will also receive an email from the VA stating your eligibility, and acts as your COE before the official document arrives, Unofficial transcripts (previous college & military JSTs)

      • The V.E.T.S Office has dedicated counselors to assist you in developing a Student Educational Plan (SEP). You will also complete and sign the Student Responsibility Contract with a counselor. Counselors' availability is limited and subject to change. Please call 415-239-3486 to confirm dates and times.

    7. Register for Classes
      • After meeting with the academic counselor you will use the Student Education Plan (SEP) to register for your classes. Use your myRAM portal to register, access CANVAS

      • If you need assistance with registering for classes please find more on how to Register for Classes using this link and also connect with use via the Virtual Help Counter. 

    Since you have been enrolled at City College of San Francisco in the past, you already have your Student ID and CCSF student Email. Please log into your myRam account. If you have issues with this please contact the student IT help counter. 

    1. If while you were away from CCSF and went to another Institution of Higher Learning (IHL)
      • Submit ALL new Transcripts 
    2. Veterans Services Intake Form (formally the "Green Sheet")
      • ALL CCSF Student Veterans need to complete the  Intake Form for each semester you are requesting certification of VA Education or VR&E Benefits. Students may also scan the QR Code for quick access to the Veterans Services Intake Form

    3. Meet with a Veterans Academic Counselor
      • To schedule an appointment please email veterans@ccsf.edu  or complete the Counseling request appointment/drop-in request form
      • The VETS office has dedicated counselors to assist you in developing a Student Educational Plan (SEP). You will also complete and sign the Student Responsibility Contract with a counselor. Counselors' availability is limited and subject to change. Please call (415) 239-3486 to confirm dates and times.
    4. Register for Classes
      • After meeting with the academic counselor you will use the Student Education Plan (SEP) to register for your classes. Use your myRAM portal to register.
      • For more on how to Register for Classes use this link and connect with us use via the Virtual Help Counter. 
    1. Meet with a Veterans Academic Counselor if you are making changes to your major, Ed Plan or academic goals
      • To schedule an appointment please email veterans@ccsf.edu  or complete the Counseling request appointment/drop-in request form
      • The VETS office has dedicated counselors to assist you in developing a Student Educational Plan (SEP). You will also complete and sign the Student Responsibility Contract with a counselor. Counselors' availability is limited and subject to change. Please call 415-239-3486 to confirm dates and times.
    2. Register for Classes
      • After meeting with the academic counselor you will use the Student Education Plan (SEP) to register for your classes. Use your myRAM portal to register.
      • For more on how to Register for Classes use this link and connect with us use via the Virtual Help Counter. 
    3. Veterans Services Intake Form (formally the "Green Sheet")
      • ALL CCSF Student Veterans need to complete the  Intake Form for each semester you are requesting certification of VA Education or VR&E Benefits. Students may also scan the QR Code for quick access to the Veterans Services Intake Form