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Welcome to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Santa Monica College, serving veterans entering college for the first time or returning to college to further their education.

The center acts as a liaison with the Veterans Administration to verify enrollment for students claiming benefits under the G.I. Bill or the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Program. We can also assist the veteran with referrals to various veteran-serving programs in the West Los Angeles area.

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If you are dropping any course you must FIRST contact a Veterans' Counselor in the VRC at VetsOutreach@smc.edu to discuss your request. Or book an appointment with a counselor. Instructions are below. 

Spring 2020 Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Counseling Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment.  Appointment booking can be done online or by phone.

A.      You can book an academic counseling appointment online by completing the following steps: Please book 2 back to back 30 minute appointments, if you have transcripts from other colleges other than Santa Monica College.

1.    Log in to Corsair Connect.

2.    On the main page, scroll down to SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.

3.    Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.

When you are in the booking system, you will be able to sort by Program/Area, Counselor, Day,  and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8:00 AM)

Once an appointment is booked, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your SMC student gmail.

·Make a note of your appointment as a reminder to be available during this time.

You can also cancel existing appointments and view your appointment history.

Ensure your telephone/cell number is accurate in Corsair Connect by selecting "Enrollment         Services" and then "Profile/Preferences".

B.      You can continue to contact us at 310-434-8205 to book your academic counseling appointment. If you contact us and get our office voicemail, please leave a message with your Name, Student ID and the nature of your call so that we may return your call within 48 hours. Please note that the return telephone call from our staff will show up as "Blocked" or "Unknown" caller. 

​C.      You may contact us via email at  VetsOutreach@smc.edu with the information requested above. 

​​Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Hours (VetSuccess)

​Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m​ by email.

US Vets Clinician Hours

​Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m​

​Special Events and Holidays Observed ​

All Spring 2020 events have been canceled.

February 14, 2020 - Lincolns Birthday Observance - College Holiday

February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day - College Holiday

April 10-17, 2020 - Spring Break 


Phone: (310) 434-8205
Email: VetsOutreach@smc.edu


Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level (Map #14)
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Veterans Resource Center