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Thank you for your interest in attending San Jacinto College. A helpful guide has been provided to assist you in the application and use of your veteran education benefits as well as beginning your pathway to success in college and your career.

Please see the VA First Steps below and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Step 1.  Admissions - Complete FREE online application at http://www.sjcd.edu/apply

 

Step 2.  Claim Account - After 48 hours of submitting application, visit My San Jac, and click SOS (Student Online System).  Click First Time User.

Please contact TechSupport at 281-998-6137 if you have an error.

 

Step 3. Decide what VA education benefit you plan to use. I have provided a link to all of the Veteran Education benefits that are available to you. http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/index.html

Once you decide which benefit you will use, please apply via the VONAPP application.

https://www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp

**Please fill out Change of Program/ Place of Training form (VA Form 1995)

http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/

 

Step 4. ***Please be sure to use the District Office address on the application which is (VA FORM 1995) Change of Program/ Place of training

4624 Fairmont Parkway.

Pasadena, TX 77504

You may attend any San Jacinto College Campus and use your VA benefits, however, we are listed as one college district.

***Approval from VA education benefits could take 25- 45 business days***

 

Step 5. Financial Aid and Scholarships - Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

FAFSA -   www.fafsa.ed.gov

San Jacinto College Scholarships – http://sjcd.academicworks.com

 

Step 6.  Transcripts - Request official transcripts from high school or all colleges attended to be sent to San Jacinto College, Enrollment Management Office.

- GED, foreign transcripts, and transfer of college credits: Visit the Admissions Office to complete an evaluation request for foreign and college transcripts once all the transcripts are received.

- Request Official Transcripts from prior Colleges/Universities and submit an evaluation request form to the Admissions Office.

***Request your Military Transcripts (Army, Marine, Navy, Coast Guard) https://jst.doded.mil ***Request your Community College of the Air Force https://augateway.maxwell.af.mil/ccaf/stu_svcs/transcriptrequest/login.asp

Please send all transcript requests to the following location:

Records Management

13735 Beamer Road

Houston, TX 77089

 

Step 7.   Placement Testing – Most Veterans are exempt from Placement testing, however, please meet with a VA Educational Planner in the Veteran Center to determine if testing is needed

for enrollment..              

Complete the Pre Assessment Activity (PAA): http://www.sanjac.edu/testing-PAA English proficiency-required for individuals whose native language is not English.

 

Step 8.   Meningitis Vaccination - Proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination must be submitted to

the Admissions Office prior to class registration.  For more information and a list of exemptions please

visit:  http://sanjac.edu/meningitis.

**College students under the age of 22 years old are required to have the vaccination.**

 

Step 9.   Orientation - It is mandatory for all first time in college students, including former Dual Credit students, to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) NO EARLIER THAN ONE SEMESTER PRIOR to class registration.  Sign up online via your SOS account. Educational Planning and class registration may be completed at Orientation.

 

Step 10.   Educational Planning - If not completed at New Student Orientation, meet with an VA Educational Planner to discuss test results, degree plans, and course requirements.

Login to your SOS account to search for classes, build your class schedule, and  Submit the following documents for VA certification

 

Step 11.  Don’t Forget

Bring the following documents back to the Veteran Center for certification of benefits

 

Federal Benefits (Chapter's 33, 31, 35, 1606, 1607)

 

- Certificate of Eligibility

- DD214 of the Service Member (Not Required for Active Duty Service-members)

- Schedule Fee Bill (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, and the cost of tuition and fees) …Please click link for  instructions to print this document

-Detailed Degree Evaluation (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, on your degree plan)…Please click link for  instructions to print this document.

 

Hazlewood (Hazlewood Veteran, Hazlewood Legacy, Hazlewood Dependent Child/ Spouse)

          

            - DD214 of the Service Member (Not Required for Active Duty Service-members

- Certificate of Eligibility (If applicable)

- Schedule Fee Bill (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, and the cost of tuition and fees)…Please click link for  instructions to print this document

- Detailed Degree Evaluation (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, on your degree plan)…Please click link for  instructions to print this document

            - Hazlewood Application- - http://www.tvc.texas.gov/documents/TVC-ED-1-Hazlewood_Application.pdf

            - Hazlewood Record of Hours Transcript- -https://hazlewood.tvc.texas.gov/students/

 

For more information, questions or concerns regarding your veteran education benefits and applying for admissions to San Jacinto College, please contact your Veterans Center at 281-998-6150.