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:
- Submit official transcripts to SDCCD
- This includes all other schools attended
- Joint Services Transcript (JST)
- and any other official academic record
- Set up an appointment with the Counseling Department to get an Ed Plan
- If needed, please refer to the list of programs to study at Mesa Academic Programs (Degrees & Certificates)
- Contact the Residency Office to receive a priority registration date and confirm your residency status
- You will need to provide a DD-214 or your Military ID (Active Duty)
- Register for Classes based on your appointment date in your MySDCCD Student Center
- Complete and turn in your VA Education Benefit forms to the SD Mesa Veterans Services Office
- Complete the Mesa Student Veteran Orientation
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:
Net Price Calculator
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.