Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 reasons why veterans should attend Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges

Are you a military veteran contemplating college? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider attending Grossmont or Cuyamaca colleges:

1. Priority class registration for those enrolling within four years after their military service. First-in-line privileges are a major benefit to veterans, especially for high-demand, general education classes.

2. Counselors well-versed in the needs of veterans. Workshops, orientations, as well as veteran-specific counseling, assessments and educational planning are offered.

3.Transition-skills classes help veterans improve their note-taking and testing, time management, and other skills needed for college success.

4. Veteran services are based on a comprehensive network between Admission and Records, Financial Aid, Disabled Students Programs and Services, and Counseling.

5. Veteran Affairs Offices with staff trained in the certification of classes to ensure veterans are receiving VA benefits such as housing allowances and payment for fees and textbooks promptly and efficiently.
6. Veterans Resource Centers staffed by veterans provide access to computers and assistive technologies, academic counseling, peer support and mentoring, financial aid resources and referrals to outside agencies.

7. VA Work Study programs that provide paid work experience at the colleges’ veterans’ offices, VA Regional Office, VA medical facilities or at state employment offices.

8. Veterans are connected to community-based resources for those who need assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder counseling and learning disability assessment.

9. VA-backed programs provide private tutoring to qualifying veterans.

10. Student Veteran Organizations foster camaraderie between members and provide outreach to fellow veterans. 

Check out class schedules and links to registration at www.gcccd.edu/now.

For more information about Grossmont College, visit the Veterans Services page.

For more information about Cuyamaca College, visit the Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) page.