Support and Resources for CCSF Student Veterans, Your families, and the Community

Welcome to the City College of San Francisco Veterans Resource Center (VRC), we are located on the main Ocean Campus in Cloud Hall room 332 (next door to the VETS Office)


Our VRC serves as a student space on campus for Veterans, dependents, active duty or reserve service members, and all students to build a meaningful community while committing to a common goal, excel, and succeed in the Higher Education arena.


By providing a space for student group(s) to meet, a quiet study space, a computer lab with 10 desktop computers (access to the internet and Wi-Fi) microwave & refrigerator, a snack bar, and lots of COFFEE we contribute to CCSF student veterans journey of academic success. In our VRC you will meet our staff and VA Work-Study student veterans who help answer any question and can direct you to on or off-campus resources quickly. 


We aspire to be the foundational starting point our student Veterans use as they grow and become professional learners. 

Are you in need of a step-x-step on how to register for classes? 


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CCSF Important Dates

Semester Calendars & Priority Registration Groups/Date

Fall 2021 Priority Registration Date: May 24, 2021

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  

Listen up...Summer and Fall 2021 details below

The Summer and Fall 2021 schedule includes in-person, online, and remote classes. To find out the status of a particular class, look at the Remote, Online or Campus column of the online schedule.

  • Classes that have a Campus listed (e.g., Ocean, John Adams) are planned to be offered either entirely or partially in-person at the campus indicated.
  • Classes that say Remote will be taught remotely in Canvas. Instructors may use the scheduled class days and times for Zoom lectures and to complete exams. For scheduling purposes, if you register for a remote section, please plan to be available at the days and times listed in the schedule. Before the first day of class, your teacher may contact you with the days and times you will need to be available. If you do not hear from your instructor, please email the instructor. Go to and in Search, type the name of the instructor to find instructor contact information.
  • Classes that say Online are standard online classes, and will be taught through Canvas for the whole semester. Some classes listed online may have a synchronous meeting-that day and time will be noted in the schedule. Instructors teaching online have a website available with more information about the class. Check the instructor’s website for details.

Spring 2021 grading options will revert to pre-pandemic (guidelines prior to Fall 2019) guidance which includes:

  • P/NP grading option is only available for specific courses, not all courses as in the past few semesters. Please check the college catalog, with the course instructor and/or a counselor to determine if the courses you are taking have a Pass/No Pass grading option. Not all courses have this option. 
  • Normal deadlines to apply for refund, no notation and withdrawal are in effect for Spring 2021. Students are strongly encouraged to check for these important deadlines.  The extended period for EW will no longer be an option when dropping courses; however, if students miss the withdrawal deadline, they may use the usual late withdrawal petition process for extenuating circumstances with documentation.
  • UC and CSU transfer requirements related to course grades will be the same as they were prior to Fall 2019; please connect with a counselor for any questions or inquiries.

The Mandalorian Season 2 VRC Virtual Hangout

Join the CCSF Veterans Resource Center as we virtually gather to press the pause button on the chaos of school, work, the COVID-19 Pandemic and sheltering in place to build community and meet fellow Veterans.

We will be watching The Mandalorian Season 2 via Zoom

Day: October 31, 2020

Time: 1900 - 2200

Where: Zoom

Meeting ID: 925 8552 6332

Contact or visit the Veterans Resource Center webpage for more details.

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 CCSF Virtual Campus to find information about our remote services.

Temporary Change to Our Services

During CCSF’s period of closed campus access, the VETS Office and Veterans Resource Center are not conducting business in person. Please use our Remote Services/Online Virtual Help Counters (via zoom) during this time.

Email contact:

Phone: 415-239-3486

Below are a few great links to resources that we can all benefit from:

Hopefully, these resources help you extended stay at home more enjoyable. It is always fun to learn or experience new perspectives. Music, museums, home projects and learning something new are ways to do this and keep your mind sharp and ready for the unexpected. 

Dear Disability Community Members:  

Thanks to a generous one-time grant from Citi Community Partnerships and Empowered Cities, the Mayor's Office on Disability, Disability and Aging Services and our partners at Thriving in Place are happy to announce that as part of our COVID-19 response and based on requests from people with disabilities, Personal Protective equipment (PPE) is now available for all San Francisco residents with disabilities who do not have immediate access to PPE through another San Francisco City and County program or service.

This PPE is available at no charge on a first come, first served basis.  Residents with disabilities may select desired PPE in kit form, although some items like gloves and glove sizes, may be selected individually. 

Orders for PPE may be placed starting Monday, July 13 by visiting or by calling 415-593-8113.  Detailed information is embedded as text below.

Please help us spread the word, so that we may reach as many residents with disabilities as possible. Please read below for more information. 

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Available for San Francisco Residents with Disabilities

These supplies are intended for people with disabilities who are residents of San Francisco who do not currently have reliable access to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and are in need.  These supplies are being provided via one-time grant funding at no cost to residents with disabilities.


This PPE is prioritized for residents with disabilities who are not IHSS recipients or receiving PPE support from another nonprofit provider, IHSS or an SF City Department. If you are currently receiving PPE from another non-profit agency, IHSS or an SF City department, please continue to work with that agency so we can ensure these supplies go to those who are not connected and who need them most.  


  • Standard PPE Kits: 100 gloves, 5 N95 masks
  • Standard PPE Kits for Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 100 gloves, 24 Clear masks, 25 clear face shields
  • COVID-19 Positive PPE Kits: 100 gloves, 5 N95 masks, 5 gowns, and 25 clear face shields
  • COVID-19 Positive PPE Kits for Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 100 gloves, 24 Clear masks, 5 gowns, and 25 clear face shields


  1. Visit the following website:
  2. Fill out an online form which includes:
    • Selecting your PPE kit type
    • Choosing a day that you or a friend/family member can pick up your kit
  3. Arrive during your chosen time slot for a safe pick-up.   Kits can be picked up in the lobby of 832 Folsom St (between 4th and 5th St), San Francisco

If you do not have access to the internet:

  1. Call the following number:  415-593-8113
  2. A volunteer will call you back to place an order including:
    • Selecting your PPE kit type
    • Confirming a day that you or a friend/family member can pick up your kit
  3. Arrive during your chosen time slot for a safe pick-up. Kits can be picked up in the lobby of 832 Folsom St (between 4th and 5th St), San Francisco

NOTE: If you or a representative are unable to pick-up your kit, delivery will be an option.

CCSF Student Veterans, do you need a laptop to access your online classes? Apply for the Student Chromebook Loan Program through your CCSF Ram ID Portal.

Chromebook FLYER

The student must be a degree-seeking, certificate or transfer student at CCSF or enrolled in an eligible Career Technical Education Pathway or training program.
Currently registered in a minimum of 9 units (exception will be made with approved DSPS accommodations or evidence of enrollment in the Working Adult Degree, High School Completion (TRST) or ESL program of study)
The student must be continuously enrolled during the term of the Chromebook loan
The student must have an active RAM ID to use a Chromebook and to access the campus wireless and wired network

CCSF $500 Fulltime Incentive Grant

$500 Full-Time Incentive Grant Application Available Aug 16, 2021

The online application form for the $500 Full-Time Incentive Grant (FTIG) for Fall 2021 will be available starting Monday, August 16.  Students who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:


Enroll in & maintain 12+ units in Fall 2021 at CCSF.


Actively participate in a CCSF retention/transfer program/student support center.


Have a current education plan issued by a CCSF Counselor on file with the retention/transfer program/student support center selected.


Submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA or Dream Act Application with school code 012874.*


Be a California resident or AB540 eligible.


Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 (NOTE: GPA requirement does NOT apply for first time CCSF students). 


Have NOT previously received the Full-Time Incentive Grant for four (4) or more terms (a term will count even if there was a partial disbursement for that semester).

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please make sure you complete ALL the above requirements as soon as possible because funding is limited and available on a first come first served basis. This grant will only appear on Scholarship Universe, which is available through your CCSF myRAM Portal, for students who may be eligible.

Eligible students must complete the online application in Scholarship Universe no later than Friday, September 3, 2021 to be considered.

Scholarship Universe Instructions
Fall FTIG Flyer

*Financial Aid eligibility is not required, but if you are receiving Financial Aid, this funding will need to be coordinated with your financial aid package. Please check with the Financial Aid Office or view your award letter on your student portal.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the support program you are affiliated with or send an email to

Best regards,

The Full-Time Incentive Grant Office

CCSF Retention/Transfer Programs & Student Support Centers


The mission of the Athletics Program at City College of San Francisco is to provide opportunities and resources for all student-athletes to achieve their academic and athletic goals. CCSF Athletics prepares successful members of society by promoting character development, instilling accountability, encouraging self-discipline, and teaching life-long learning skills in the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.


CalWORKs is a student serving program that provides essential support services that enables students to complete their educational goals, find substantial employment, and successfully enter the workforce. Through collaboration and advocacy with the College and community partners, CalWORKs prepares students to secure their futures with an education and obtain self-sufficiency.


City DREAM is a resource center for undocumented students, students from mixed status families, and all students affected by immigration or citizenship issues. City DREAM will continue to grow as a welcoming and dedicated student hub to ensure the success of our undocumented students.

Disabled Students Programs & Services – DSPS

The overall mission of DSPS is to provide exemplary instruction, support services and access to students with disabilities. DSPS will support students with disabilities in educationally related activities consistent with the mission and vision of CCSF and in compliance with federal and state laws.

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services – EOPS

The mission of EOPS is to serve low-income and educationally disadvantaged students by providing academic support services to assist students in achieving their educational goals.

Family Resource Center

The mission of the Family Resource Center mission is to build a community of student parents that: supports through understanding, advocates through experience, and empowers through education.

Guardian Scholars

The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to helping current and former foster youth college-bound students complete their educational goals in areas such as:  Associate Degree, Transfer, and Certificates by providing comprehensive support services.

Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program – HARTS

The mission of the Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program (HARTS) is to remove barriers to academic success for students who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing housing insecurity.

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement – MESA

The mission of the MESA program at City College of San Francisco is to provide economically disadvantaged students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics with the tools to excel academically, and to assist with transferring to four-year institutions in calculus-based majors.

Metro Transfer Program

The Metro Transfer Program (Metro) was developed to support students to transfer in a timely manner and gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and find a meaningful career. Metro scholars receive personalized support for college success and take general education courses together, build close relationships with classmates and faculty, and get additional support in preparation for transfer.

Multicultural Retention Services Department (MRSD)
Asian Pacific American Student Success Program – APASS

The mission of APASS is to support Asian and Pacific Islander students in pursuit of academic success through early intervention and effective support services; promote individual growth and personal success through a culturally sensitive environment; recognize cultural diversity within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities; and foster unity within the college community and beyond.

Latino Services Network – LSN

LSN is a network of programs, services and individuals dedicated to the success of Latinos at City College of San Francisco.  

Tulay/Filipino American Student Success Program

The mission of Tulay is to provide culturally relevant, student-centered services, and experience to support success.  Our partnerships with various resources seek to empower students by promoting healthy identity formation and a strong sense of community. Tulay students become advocates for themselves, their community, and their education.

UMOJA/African American Scholastic Program

The mission of the UMOJA/African American Scholastic Programs (AASP) is to provide its students with appropriate program services while demonstrating sensitivity and appreciation of different life situations and academic endeavors. AASP promotes student success and goal attainment through academic, career/vocational and personal counseling.

VASA/Oceania Student Success Program

VASA/Oceania Student Success Program is to support Pacific Island and all CCSF students in pursuit of academic success through comprehensive, culturally specific, multilingual education programs and services that promote successful learning and student achievement in a multicultural environment. VASA collaborates with other academic departments and community-based organizations to offer other services consistent with its primary mission. Its program also offers link courses in English, Math, College Success, and Critical Pacific Island Studies.

New Directions

Academic support program for formerly incarcerated and justice impacted students. New Directions provides services to support participants' transition to our college community by providing academic counseling, financial aid information, and career exploration to successfully navigate the CCSF and make informed decisions regarding their educational goals.


The Puente Program was historically designed to increase the number of Latino students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. Puente is open to all students. The Puente Program at City College of San Francisco has been recognized as #1 in California for a 62% UC transfer rate.

Queer Resource Center – QRC

The intention of The Queer Resource Center (QRC) is to provide a safe, open, and confidential atmosphere where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and their allies can gather openly and discuss relevant issues. The Queer Resource provides opportunity to create community, get vital health literature and information, and help with academic planning, LGBT scholarship prospects and educational goals. The QRC as a CCSF Resource extends its services to the CCSF Community.

Students Supporting Students – S cube

Students Supporting Students (S cube) is a student initiated program established to provide peer mentoring, course retention, and community service for under-served communities at CCSF.  S cube’s mission is to increase the transfer rates of students to four-year universities and to empower marginalized students and communities on campus.


The mission of the CCSF Veterans Educational Services (VETS) Office is to serve veteran 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.

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center is a safe place that provides information to women about resources available to them both on and off campus. The Center houses a lending library of nearly 1,000 books by and about women's issues. It sponsors campus-wide events and hosts various healing programs. The Center is run by students who work closely with a faculty advisor from the Women’s and Gender Studies department.

Working Adult Degree Program – WADP:

WADP is designed to make college more accessible and manageable. WADP supports students who are working full time, are parents, and/or have other commitments during the day. WADP students are part of a transformative learning community that is supportive and committed to their success.

Writing Success Project – WSP:

This resource list is a living and evolving document. We will review the resource list every semester to assure it is as up to date as possible. Please feel free to send us an email with any updates you notice as you review the list.

CCSF Veterans Services Resource Guide

Mission of the VETS Office
The mission of the CCSF Veterans Educational Services (VETS) Office is to serve veteran 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.

Q1: How do I apply for my Veteran Educational Benefits?
Apply on-line at, or Please download a copy of your completed application and bring it to Cloud 333 along with your DD214 and other needed documents to start a file at the CCSF Veterans Education Transitional Services (VETS) Office.

Q2: Where can I file a claim for service connected or other VA benefits?

Q3: Where do I Apply online for admission to CCSF?

Q4: What documentation do I need to provide to apply for my Veteran Educational Benefits?
All recipients who have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions MUST submit official transcripts from those schools. All Air Force veterans will need to also bring in an official copy of their transcript from the Community College of the Air Force.

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®
Application form 1990 and a copy of your DD 214 (member 4 copy) that indicates an honorable discharge and a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (or copy of completed application until your COE arrives).

Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Students are required to bring in a Member 4 copy of their DD 214, indicating an honorable discharge and their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (or copy of completed application until the COE arrives).

Chapter 35, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
Spouses need to submit a copy of their marriage certificate. Dependent children need to provide a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility with the full VA File Number as issued to the student from the VA.

Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve
Students are required to bring in a “Notice of Basic Eligibility” (NOBE) that can be obtained from their Reserve or National Guard unit. They must be signed up for a six-year commitment and a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility.

Q5: Do veterans receive priority registration?
YES! Veterans receive priority registration. You do not have to be using VA education benefits, but veterans do NEED to submit a copy of their DD-214 and complete the matriculation process: 1) Complete Assessment, 2) Complete the New Student Veteran Online Orientation, 3) Meet with a Veterans Academic Counselor, in order to receive this priority registration for veterans.

Q6: How long does it take for an application to be processed by the VA?
Once an application for educational benefits is sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs Processing Center it usually takes four to six weeks before the certificate of eligibility is sent to the student. The certificate of eligibility needs to be brought into the CCSF VETS Office as soon as it is received by the student.

Q7: How long does it take for an application to be processed by the School Certifying Official?
Generally speaking, for new students and returning students it can take between four and five weeks. It is best practice if returning students submit their “green sheet” as soon as the veterans receive their priority registration date.

Q8: Are ALL City College courses certifiable for educational benefits?
No! Before a student can receive payment for the educational benefit, they must meet with the CCSF Academic Counselor who specializes in VA education benefits and establish an educational plan based on their educational goal (such as transfer to a university, associate degree or certificate program). Only courses required for these programs are certifiable for VA educational benefits. This process will be explained in detail during your counseling meeting.

Q9: How long does it take to get payment for educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs?
After all of the admissions and application steps have been completed as mentioned above and you have requested certification, the VA can take between six and eight weeks to process a payment. (Depending on the time of year, processing time may vary).

Q10: Do I need to request for certification every semester?
YES! Students are responsible for requesting certification EACH semester VA education benefits plan on being used, this does not happen automatically.

Q11: Will I receive recertification if I fall below a 2.0 GPA?
The VA requires that veterans or depends using VA education benefits to maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Generally speaking, if a student veteran falls below a 2.0 GPA at CCSF they will have a HOLD on their account and not able to register for the following semester and are REQUIRED to sign a document with their Veterans Academic Counselor, referred to as a “GPA Letter” in order to be recertified for the following academic semester.

SEFA Application

The purpose of this grant is for students to apply for the funding towards emergency-related situations to include rent and/or food insecurities, PG &E cutoff notifications, etc. The maximum amount the students can apply for is $ 500 and it is a once-in-a-lifetime grant. Please see additional criteria below:

  • Must apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA online or DREAM Act online
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Be classified as a California Resident by CCSF Admissions & Records Office.
  • Enrolled in at least 9 units at CCSF; 6 units for those participating in DSPS
  • Complete Student Emergency Funds Application
  • Must meet Academic Standing Standards of 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete 50% of all units attempted at CCSF.
  • Submit a typed personal statement explaining your financial hardship/extenuating circumstance
  • Submit a comprehensive Student Education Plan
  • Faculty, Administrator, or Staff Recommendation Form
  • Has not previously received the Student Emergency Funds.
  • Provide supporting documentation of the emergency, i.e. rent insecurities- proof of eviction notice, gas/electric 24 shuts off notification, death of a parent/spouse, food insecurities, etc.