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.
Remote Veteran Services
Virtual Front Desk
Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor
Video Express Counseling on Zoom
Mondays and Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wedndays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Unit Increases, Prerequiste Waivers, Quick Questions, 10 minute Session. NO Ed Plan or Transcript Evaluations
Appointment Booking Online
- Log in to Corsair Connect.
- Main page, scroll down, SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.
- Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.
- Online booking system, Program/Area, Counselor, Day, and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8 a.m.)
- Book appointment, confirmation smc email
Call 310-434-8205, if voice mail, leave a message:
State your name, SMC student ID, and request so that we may return your call within 48 hours.
Note: The return telephone call from VRC will show up as "Blocked" or "Unknown" caller.
Veteran, Active Duty Military and Dependent Information
Priority Registration: DD214/Orders - submit at Verifications@smc.edu
Certification of Eligibility (COE) - Submit at Vetsoutreach@smc.edu
Transcripts - Submit at Transcripts@smc.edu
How to Establish California Residency
- Mondays through Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Fridays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The office is closed in observance of legal and college holidays:
Winter Break - December 24-31, 2020
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (VetSuccess)
Deana Garay, M.S.: Deana.Garay@va.gov or (310)235-6000 ext. 49019
- Mondays and Tuesdays:
US Vets Wellness Counselor (Mental Health)
- Carl Freeman: email@example.com
- Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. contact via email
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level (Map #14)
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405