Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
Student Service Building (SSB) Room 207
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Come by and take advantage of our newly upgraded Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located in the Student Service Building, Rm 207.
Our VRC has a Student Veteran Lounge with 5 computer stations, a multi-purpose room where we hold monthly workshops, study group sessions and club meetings. We are pleased to serve our active-duty service men and women and Veterans. We anticipate your continued success as you pursue you higher educational goals.
The mission of the LASC Veteran Resource Center is to advocate, educate, and empower veterans, service members, and military families. The VRC’s objective is to support the veteran student to navigate the transition from military life to campus culture and academic success.
Resources @ the VRC
- Assistance with G.I.Bill applications
- Veterans Benefits
- Employment Assistance
- Individual and group study sessions
- Referrals to community agencies serving Veterans
- Student Veteran Lounge & computer stations
- Academic counseling
- One on one SI’s portal navigation assistance
- Money management/Stress management workshops
- Peer mentoring and more!!!!
How to Apply
If you plan to attend Los Angeles Southwest College under one of the veteran's bills, you must schedule an appointment with Yvette Tucker.
Several weeks are needed for the Veteran's Administration to process subsistence payment applications. An early start with our veteran's counselor is advisable.
A credit of six college units may be applied to veterans for time served in the armed services. Elective credits will be granted, when requested, along with the application for graduation.
All veterans receiving subsistence are cautioned that the Veterans Administration demands adequate academic progress in order that one may continue receiving payments without interruptions.
Student are required to attend all of their classes. Instructors may drop students who are excessively absent when their absence hours equals the number of class per week regardless of the reason.
Veterans must immediately inform the Counseling Office of any reduction in units. The last day of attendance in class must be reported immediately to the Veteran's Administration in order to avoid over-payments.
An excessive number of 'W' units may lead to academic probation or disqualification. This will ultimately lead to discontinuance of G.I. benefits. If you need to repeat a class, please inform the Office of Veterans Affairs.
To be certified for attendance, two criteria must be met: 1) you must be officially registered at Southwest and 2) you must be in good academic standing.
Veterans will be placed on academic probation if any one of the following conditions occurs:
GPA falls below 2.0 or the student's grade point average in any semester is below 2.0.
Transfers from another college with an overall GPA under 2.0.
The total number of W units exceeds the number of units completed.
- Students who fail to maintain a C average (2.0) for the semester will be subject to disqualification.
To be eligible for veterans benefits, you must select a major and choose courses from those listed under the major in the course catalog.
For more information about courses, visit the Counseling Office.
Graduation Unit Requirements
Once you receive the minimum required units to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree (60 units), but need additional units to graduate, you must have an overall evaluation of your records before your degree can be certified for benefit payments.
The veteran must first go to the Counseling Office. He or she must then bring the evaluation sheet, properly signed by one of our Veterans Affairs staff persons in the Counseling Office. From this Evaluation, the Office of Veterans Affairs will certify only those classes, which are deemed necessary for graduation.
|Responding to the challenges facing veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq is a top priority at VOALA.|
|Student Veterans of America is focused on addressing the needs and concerns of American military veterans in higher education.|
|VA of Greater Los Angeles|
U.S.VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. We are dedicated to the successful transition of military veterans and their families. With 11 facilities in six states and the District of Columbia, U.S.VETS provides vital services such as case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, housing, and more.
|PATH is a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities throughout Southern California. The organization provides supportive services, permanent housing development, support for homeless families, and community engagement.|
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|The GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to veterans, their dependents and spouses.|
Student Learning Objectives for the Veterans Center
Veterans Resource Center Veteran students will be able to navigate and complete the matriculation process. Veteran students will meet with the academic counselor to establish a major and academic Student Educational Plan.