First Steps for Veterans

Roadmap to Success

To begin, apply online: www.saddleback.edu/apply

For assistance along the way: Connect with the VETS Program
at 949-582-4252 or vetsoutreach@saddleback.edu

 

STEP 1 GET YOUR CLASSES

Be sure to mark "Veteran" status on your application

Collect your DD 214, Military ID and/or Order Papers. Have all Official Transcripts sent to Saddleback College from any schools attended

Complete the 3-step Matriculation process of orientation, assessment, and advisement (if required): www.saddleback.edu/matriculation

Make an appointment with a VETS Counselor to complete a Student Educational Plan (SEP).

Register for classes online through your MySite account

Review the Admissions & Records website for Veteran Priority Registration and Residency issues: www.saddleback.edu/admissions

 

STEP 2 GET YOUR BENEFITS

Review: www.gibill.va.gov to learn about VA Educational Benefits

Visit the VA/Educational BenefitsVeterans Office website at www.saddleback.edu/va

Go to the Saddleback College VA Educational Benefits/Veterans Office (SSC 208). You will receive an orientation and complete VA-related paperwork. Allow 20-30 minutes for this process.

For information on all other VA Benefits come into the VETS Center (SSC 207) and meet with our AMVETS Service Officer

 

STEP 3 GET YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Visit the Financial Aid website: www.saddleback.edu/fao

Get your PIN (Electric Signature)

Complete the free online FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Ensure your file is complete

Complete the online BOG fee waiver