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New Veteran Student

You are classified as a New Student if you have never received VA educational benefits.

Step 1: Apply for Veteran Educational Benefits

  • Apply online 
  • Within 4-6 weeks, the VA will send you two copies of your Certificate of Eligibility. Bring one copy to the Victor Valley Veterans Services Office

Rate of Pursuit and the Housing Allowance (Post 9/11, Chapter 33).

The housing allowance is paid if the student's rate of pursuit is more than 50%.  Rate of pursuit determines whether a student receives or doesn't receive the housing allowance. The resulting percentage is the student's rate of pursuit.  

Examples: If full-time is 12 credits, then rate of pursuit for: 

  • 6 Credits (or credit equivalents) is 50%  (6 / 12 =  50%)
  • 7 Credits (or credit equivalents)  is 58% (7 / 12 =  58%)  

 

Step 2: Complete Enrollment Process at Victor Valley College (If applicable)

  • Submit an application for admission. Wait 24-48 hours for processing
  • Set up your WebAdvisor account
  • Complete Online Orientation
  • Take the Assessment Test

 

Step 3: Mail or hand-carry Official Transcripts to Victor Valley College Admission & Records

 

Step 4: Make an appointment with the VA Education Counselor for a Veteran's Student Education Plan (VSEP)

  • A student may only pursue one educational goal at a time. When registering for classes refer to your copy of the VSEP. The VA certifying official will certify only the classes that are on your VSEP
  • The VA requires that GI Bill ® students have a current GI Bill ® Education plan, prepared by a VVC Counselor, in their VA File. The Ed Plan must show the student’s declared program and have all prior credits evaluated. When you make your appointment with a VVC counselor, please indicate that you are a GI Bill ® student, and bring to your appointment copies of any previous college transcripts. 

 

Step 5: Register for classes using WebAdvisor

  • Veterans Priority Registration Eligibility Requirement:
    • Veterans will receive priority registration from the date of separation as listed on the DD214. Submit your DD214 to Admissions and Records (Windows 1-4) located in building 52 for approval
  • Registration dates and times are posted on the college website
  • Pay attention to important dates (last day to add, drop with refund, without a "W", and with a "W") and remember that it is your responsibility to drop your class

To avoid a possible overpayment, please remember to inform the VA Department or your VA Certifying Official of any schedule changes as soon as possible.  This contact information is located at http://www.vvc.edu/veterans/contact-us.shtml.

As always adjustments are submitted to the VA for an attendance status of “No Shows” "FW's" and “Withdrawals”. 

 

Step 6: Submit the Veterans Student Information Sheet & other documents

  • A valid picture Identification
  • Student Information Sheet can be located on the Veterans Services Home Page under Forms. Complete the form and print it out
  • Veterans Certification Form 
  • Current Veteran's Education Plan (VSEP)
  • A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (if you have received it from the VA)
  • A Certifying Official will verify that the courses match the student's Veteran Student Education Plan before proceeding (VSEP) with VA certification
  • Once certification at Victor Valley College is complete, students will receive a VA Certification ID number. Veterans/dependents may call 1-888-GIBILL-1 to verify enrollment and payment status

 

Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid

 

Have questions or you are unsure about something on this list? CONTACT US AT: (760) 245-4271, extensions 2245 or 2235.

 

Last Updated 5/12/17