Steps to Take
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Shoreline Community College has a long history of educating veterans, active duty military, and military dependent students. We are honored to continue this valuable tradition as a new generation serves and returns to higher education. We are committed to ensuring your academic success and value your addition to the Shoreline Community College campus.
Getting started is a multi-step process at Shoreline. As a student veteran, you have multiple applications to complete. These can be done concurrently. You are advised to start your financial aid application as early as possible due to lengthy processing times.
STEP 1: Apply for Admission to Shoreline Community College
» Be sure to mark Veteran on your application
» The application takes 3-5 days to process. Once processed, you will receive an email containing your Student ID number.
STEP 2: Apply for your VA Benefits
STEP 3: Apply for Financial Aid
Note: Applying for Financial Aid does not guarantee any award nor does it necessarily mean that you are taking on Student Loans. There are grants and other sources of funding that may be available to you. Financial Aid is meant to be used in conjunction with your GI Bill.
STEP 4: Request official transcripts from previous institutions attended
STEP 5: Attend a Student Veterans Orientation Session
» DD 214 Certificate of Release from Active Duty or a Military I.D.
» Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
» Official or unofficial college and/or military transcripts
STEP 6: Meet with your Academic Advisor
STEP 7: Register for Classes & Pay Tuition
Items you must turn in to the Veterans Program Office are:
» A copy of your class schedule (EVERY quarter)
» A Student Responsibility Form (one time only or if you change your degree plan or VA Benefit Chapter)
» A SIGNED Veterans Academic Plan (one time only or if you change your degree plan)
**Failure to submit these items will result in you being dropped from your classes for NON PAYMENT.
**You cannot be certified for your benefits until you have turned in the required documents listed above.
STEP 8: Set up your Shoreline email account
All communication from Shoreline is sent via your Shoreline email account.
STEP 9: Buy a parking permit
Buy your quarterly parking permit or bus pass at the Cashier’s Office, FOSS (5000) Building or at the bookstore (parking passes only).
STEP 10: Buy your books
Buy books in the bookstore or online.
STEP 11: Get your student ID
Get your free student photo ID at the Library. Bring proof of tuition payment or Tuition Deferment and a legal photo ID with you.
STEP 12: Find your classes
Find your way around campus using the map in the class schedule or online or by downloading the free SCC app.