Apply to Skyline College as a Veteran
You served. Now let Skyline College serve you.
Skyline College is here to empower you to achieve your educational goals and we are especially proud to serve our nation's veterans.
In order to register for classes at Skyline College and apply for VA Educational Benefits, veteran students will need to follow the seven steps below. Please note that financial aid is available. Visit the financial aid website for more information about how you can afford to pay for college.
Steps to Enrollment
Enroll at the Skyline College using a California Community Colleges OpenCCC account.
Once you create on OpenCCC account, you’ll begin the application process where you’ll be asked for your intended major and an educational goal, along with some basic personal, educational and residency information. After applying, you’ll receive your Student ID Number (G-Number) via email.
If you are applying for VA Educational Benefits you will need to apply using the Veterans Online Application.
Veterans can get help navigating the VA Educational Benefit application process by stopping by the Veterans Resource Center in Building 2, Room 2350.
The VRC can also provide referrals to the appropriate resources to determine eligibility for VA Educational Benefits and much more.
Please note that although most Veterans choose to enroll in the VA Educational Benefits program, this step is optional and is not necessary to enroll at Skyline College.
The New Student Orientation, either online or in-person, will provide you with the information, resources, and tools you need to be successful at Skyline College. We offer an online orientation for students who cannot come to campus, although we highly recommend you schedule an in-person orientation through our counseling office located in Building 2.
Note: If you already have a college degree, you may not be required to do this step
English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and math placement tests are a way to help you enter college at the right level. They assess your math, reading and writing skills and your counselor will use this information to help you choose the right math and English classes.
Visit the Assessment/Placement webpage to view the testing schedule and schedule an appointment to take a placement test.
Note: If you have taken placement tests at a different Institution of Higher Education, or have taken classes at another Institution of Higher Education, please contact the Counseling Department.
Counselors are here to help you navigate your educational experience and reach your goals. When you meet with a counselor you’ll discuss your placement results, select the courses that are right for you and create a thorough educational plan to help you map out your academic experience. Make sure to state that you'd like to see a Veterans Counselor.
There are Academic Counselors designated to helping Veteran students specifically.
Bring transcripts from all colleges attended with you to your appointment and make sure to ask for a Student Educational Plan.
If you are not eligible for priority registration, submit your completed Enrollment Ticket to Admissions & Records to receive a registration date.
Access your WebSMART student account for the following services:
- Add/Drop courses and pay fees (fees may not apply - please speak with the VA Certifying Official if you plan to use VA Educational Benefits)
- Access your student email
- Purchase Parking Permit
Submitting Documents to the VA Certifying Official
If you plan to use VA Educational Benefits, you will need to submit the following documents to the VA Certifying Official* before your classes can be certified:
- Certificate of Eligibility** obtained from the VA after you have submitted the Veterans Online Application
- (Note: if you have used your benefit at another college and plan to make Skyline College your primary place of training, you may need to change your place of training with the VA. Click HERE for more information.
- Student Educational Plan (obtained from a counselor in Step 5)
- Please note, only classes listed on your Educational Plan and required for your educational goal will be certified.
- Completed Veteran's Benefits Statement of Responsibility form
- Completed Veteran's Certification Request form
*VA CERTIFYING OFFICIAL: Bianca Pineda, Admissions and Records
**A note on Letter of Eligibility: For Chapters 30, 33 and 35- You will receive the letter of eligibility from the VA in the mail after you apply for Educational Benefits or change your place of training to Skyline College. For Chapter 31- This is form 28-1905 which is to be filled out by your Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Counselor and sent to our School Certifying Official via email. If you are a Reservist, you will need the Notice of Basic Eligibility.