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Prospective Veteran Students

New Veteran Students

Becoming a student veteran at mesa

San Diego Mesa College values its veterans, active duty military and dependent students. We will do everything in our means to assist you as you embark on an exciting academic career with us.

If you are interested in becoming a student at San Diego Mesa College, you will need complete and submit the Application for Admission online.  Once you have been admitted to SD Mesa you will need to complete the following:

All Documents for VA Certification can be emailed to SD Mesa Vets

Financial Aid Information for Veterans

For information about cost to attend San Diego Mesa College please refer to the link below:
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Students who are veterans or dependents and are eligible to receive federal veterans' education benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill may also apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA. Financial aid eligibility for veterans is determined by the same federal process applied to all students and are eligible for the same awards as all students.

If a veteran student is under the age of 24 and is not married, he/she may need to provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of his/her DD214. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is the only VA Education Benefit that does not affect student eligibility for a Subsidized Direct Loan.

Credit for Military Experience

San Diego Mesa College is guided by the recommendations of the American Council on Education in granting undergraduate credit toward the bachelor's degree for military service.

To obtain credit for military service, you must be fully matriculated, be enrolled at the university, and submit your Joint Services Transcript (JST), Form DD-214 or DD-295 to the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD).

College Credit Options

San Diego Mesa College offers several credit opportunities, including credit for military service/training and passing scores on the College Board Advanced Placement examination, selected College-Level Examination Program tests and Chauncy Group International - DSST Program tests (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). Students may also challenge courses by taking examinations at San Diego Mesa College. A total of 30 units will be allowed for credit earned through examination. For more details about these various credit opportunities please see Academic Credit for Nontraditional Education under the Academic Information and Regulations in the  College Catalog .

Active Duty Students call to service away from San Diego

Active duty military who have been deployed away from their installation during their course of studies may submit a letter requesting a late withdrawal due to military obligation with a copy of military orders or a letter from a commanding officer. This request can be submitted as soon as military orders are available or at your convenience upon return from military obligation.