Veteran Boot Camp


 

Thank you for your interest in attending San Jacinto College.

Below is a guide 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.

VA FIRST STEPS

Step 1.  Get admitted

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Step 2.  Claim your SOS account – (48 hours after you apply)

Step 3. VA education benefits   

  • Approval from VA education benefits may take 25- 45 business days

Education and Training Home (va.gov)

  • Apply for Federal Benefits:

How To Apply For The GI Bill | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

Step 4. Change of Program/ Place of Training form (If attending another college or to change your program)

  • Complete the Change of Program/Place Training form (VA Form 1995)

VA Education Benefits | Veterans Affairs

  • Use this address only  (VA FORM 1995)

San Jacinto College District Office:

4624 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

Step 5. Financial Aid and Scholarships

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships in addition to your VA educational benefits

  • FAFSA

Federal Student Aid

  • San Jacinto College Scholarships: 

Our Opportunities - San Jacinto College (academicworks.com)

Step 6.  Transcripts

Send all official transcripts from high school, colleges, universities and your military transcript

  • Request your Military Transcripts (Army, Marine, Navy, Coast Guard):

Home page (doded.mil)

  • Request your Community College of the Air Force: 

Community College of the Air Force Transcripts > Air University (AU) > CCAF Article Display

  • or mail a CCAF transcript request form:  

https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/CCAF/documents/CCAF Transcript Request.pdf

  • Mail all transcripts to:

San Jacinto College

Records Management
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089

Step 7.   Placement Testing

Most Veterans are exempt from college placement testing.  Meet with a VA Educational Planner to determine if testing is needed prior to enrollment. 

  • Legacy or new first time in college students should complete the Accuplacer Pre Assessment Activity (PAA): 

Welcome! (tsipreview.com)

Step 8.   Meningitis Vaccination

Proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to class registration.  **College students under the age of 22 years old are required to have the vaccination. **

For more information and a list of exemptions visit:  

Meningitis Information | San Jacinto College

Step 9.   Orientation

It is mandatory for all first time in college students, including former Dual Credit students, to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to registering for classes.

  • Sign up online via your SOS account.
  • Sign up for a Veteran Benefit Review online through the appointment scheduler:

San Jacinto College - Appointment Scheduler

Step 10.  Meet with VA Educational Planner  

Discuss test results, degree plans, and course requirements.

San Jacinto College - Appointment Scheduler

  • Login to your SOS account to search for classes and build your class schedule. 

Step 11.  Certification Request

Once registered for classes submit your documents via the online certification request:

VA Certification Request Form | San Jacinto College 

Federal Benefits (Chapters 33, 31, 35, 1606, 1607)

Required Documents:

  • Certificate of Eligibility (If Veteran served after 9-11-2001) 
  • DD214 of the Service Member 4 or 7 copy
  • Schedule Fee Bill (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, and the cost of tuition and   fees)
    • Save document as a pdf (print to pdf) on your computer to upload.
  • Detailed Degree Evaluation (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, on your degree plan)  
    • Save document as a pdf (print to pdf) on your computer to upload.

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

Education – Texas Veterans Commission

Required Documents:

  • DD214 of the Service Member 4 or 7 copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility or Ineligibility of federal VA benefits
  • Schedule Fee Bill (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, and the cost of tuition and   fees)
    • Save document as a pdf (print to pdf) on your computer to upload.
  • Detailed Degree Evaluation (Displays the courses you are enrolled in, on your degree plan)  
    • Save document as a pdf (print to pdf) on your computer to upload.
  • Full Hazlewood Application submitted once a year in the fall or your first semester each calendar year. 

Microsoft Word - Form TVC-ED-1-Texas_Hazlewood_Act_Exemption_Application, June 2016.docx

  • Continuing Hazlewood Application subsequent semesters each calendar year. 

Microsoft Word - TVC-ED-2-Hazlewood_Continued_Enrollment_Application, June 2016.docx (texas.gov)

  • Hazlewood Record of Hours Transcript for the student and the veteran:

Login for Veterans and Students - TVC Hazlewood (texas.gov)=

 

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 x1366.