Are you a Guest student? If so, that means you are pursuing a program
at another college (your Parent/Primary school), but are taking courses here at
Santa Ana College (Secondary/Guest school). The courses at SAC
are applicable to fulfill your program requirements at your Primary/Parent
School. The Primary/Parent School needs
to approve the courses being taken at SAC in the form of a Primary/Parent
Letter sent to the Santa Ana College Veterans Affairs Office.
This applies to Chapter 33 Post 9/11,
Chapter 30 MGIB, Chapter 35 DEA, Chapters 1606 & 1607 Reservist, and
Chapter 31 Voc Rehab. Effective August 1, 2018, MHA will be calculated based on where the individual physically attends the majority of their classes. A student's MHA will no longer be based on the zip code of the facility the student is attending. It will be based on the zip code where the student physically attends the majority of their classes.
Please do the following each time you
request to be certified for the each term (The Winter Intersession and Summer sessions are separate terms as well):
r Enroll at Santa Ana College & register in required courses as advised by your Parent/Primary
School Certifying Official.
r Turn in to the VRC: A
Current Parent Letter Approval from the Parent School. This
letter could be sent directly from the Parent/Primary School’s Certifying
Official to Santa Ana College’s Certifying Official via mail or email. Please request this from your Parent/Primary
School’s Certifying Official and follow up with SAC’s VRC to make sure it’s
in to the VRC: [Vocational Rehabilitation Students (Chapter 31) only] Current copy
of your Form 28-1905. This is usually
obtained from your Vocational Rehab Counselor.
r Turn in to the VRC: [For Chapters 33, 33TOE, and FRY] Current copy of your Certificate of Eligibility when you submit your certification your request form. This will allow us to protect your courses from being dropped.
the term is over, request Official Academic Transcripts from SAC’s Admissions
and Records and submit them to your Parent School’s Admissions and Records for
SAC’s VRC as soon as you get dropped or withdraw from your course/s.
r Apply for the CA Board of Governor's Fee Waiver and/or the FAFSA. (For non-Chapter 33 or 31, so your classes can be protected prior to registering. This needs to be in before the 72 hour drop period).
Check List for VA Ed Benefits - Guest Students.pdf
Are you also taking courses at Santiago Canyon College? If so, you must go
to their Veterans Service Office and submit separate paperwork. Although we are under the same district and
your registration statement shows all classes from both schools, SCC has its
own facility code with the VA and needs to process paperwork and certifications
separately. Santa Ana College cannot
certify courses that are being taken at SCC.
Call them for more information:
Canyon College – Veterans Service Office
8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
If all of your courses are at SCC, then
please take all of your paperwork to SCC. DO NOT TURN IN ANY DOCUMENTS AT SANTA
If your Primary/Parent School is Santiago Canyon College, there is no need for you to do this checklist. The SCC and SAC Certifying Officials will be communicating with each other on getting your courses certified internally since we use the same forms and are under the same district.
All certification requests are
processed in dated order. All guest
students are expected to follow and understand the General Information and
Responsibilities guidelines along with SAC Primary school students. Please make sure you keep a copy of the
General Information Sheet and Responsibilities.