Student Support

Veterans Resource Center


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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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Out-of-State Student
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 Four Ways to Contact an Academic Counselor

Video Express Counseling on Zoom

Q & A - Counseling Drop-In

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


  1. Log in to Corsair Connect.
  2. Main page, scroll down, SMC Quick Links on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on Book a Counseling Appointment.
  4. Online booking system, Program/Area, Counselor, Day,  and Time (Example: Veteran, Sandoval, Tuesday, 8 a.m.)
  5. Book appointment, confirmation smc email

Telephone Booking

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. 


Email with your name, SMC Student ID, and request, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Veteran, Active Duty Military and Dependent Information

Winter/Spring Hours

Office Hours

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.​ ​
  • Fridays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.​

Academic Counseling​

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

More Services

ABI Specialist - Center for Students with Disabilities

  • Stephanie Lewis, ABI Specialist, Center for Students with Disabilities,, 310-434-4442

Vocational Rehabilitation Co​​unseling (VetSuccess)​

  • Deana Garay, M.S.: or (310)235-6000 ext. 49019

  • Mondays and Tuesdays:

US Vets Wellness Counselor (Mental Health)

  • Carl Freeman:
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.​​ contact via email

    US Vets Wellness Counselor (Mental Health)


Phone: 310-434-8205

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

Veterans Resource Center

Veterans' Resource Center at Santa Monica College

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