Once your application has been processed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will send you a "Certificate of Eligibility" (COE) via U.S. Mail. You will need both of these to complete the next steps. Bring both your COE and DD214 to your first counseling appointment.Get Started Here
IMPORTANT: at the end of the online orientation, you're given an option to print a Certificate of Completion. Print and bring this certificate to your first counseling appointment. If you don't have access to a printer, you can use the student computers in R-105 to log back in and print it.
Bring one of the following to your first counseling appointment:
For advising purposes, unofficial copies of transcripts are fine. However, if you plan to get a degree from Merritt or transfer from Merritt to a four-year college, we need to collect official copies of your transcripts during your first semester.
Make a Veterans Counseling appointment by either calling the college or coming in person to R-109. Always tell them you're in the Veterans Program. Bring the following to your first Veterans Counseling appointment:
Once you have your SEP, sit at the computers in R-105 (or use your own laptop) to enroll in the courses specified in your SEP. We have Peer Advisors to walk you through the enrollment process.