Getting Started

Military Education

Getting Started

Military Education

Getting Started

Military Education

Military active duty, veterans and their dependants

Whether you are on active duty, in the reserves, a veteran, or a defendant of someone in the military we want to say: thank you for your service to our country! The information on this page will help guide you in the beginning stages of applying to Skagit Valley College.

1

Visit the Veterans Education Office


Stop by and see us to determine what documents you'll need to provide, get your questions answered. If you're a Veteran, you may be asked to bring a copy of your DD214 - Member 4, your VA Certificate of Eligibility/Award Letter, or a copy of the application for benefits you submitted, and your state driver's license. For spouses or dependents, using any Veteran or Military benefits it is always wise to come into the office.
2

Apply for Your Benefits


Go to http://www.gibill.va.gov and mouse over APPLY FOR BENEFITS and select Apply Online, which will lead you to the vets.gov/education portal. If this is your first time, you can click the "Select Correct Form" drop-down menu and answer a few questions to help you determine what benefit is best for you and how to apply for it. After completing the application, it can take up to 30 days to receive a response from the VA, via mail (Certificate of Eligibility). If you don't have the capability to apply online, you can call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1.888.442.4551) to have a form mailed to you.

NOTE: Selected Reserves—Educational benefits are also available to eligible members. A "Notice of Basic Eligibility" (NOBE) DD-2384 has to be requested from your unit and brought to the Veterans Education Office to start the application process.

3

Apply for Admissions


Submit an Admission Application online at the Washington State Community & Technical College Web Admissions Center (Be sure to select Skagit Valley College after creating an account). Please note that applications will take up to 10 business days to process.
4

Explore Costs & Funding Opportunities


Even though you plan to use your GI Bill benefits to pay for your education, you may find that you are eligible for additional financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships to assist you in covering your educational expenses.
5

Course Placement


In order to determine the best classes for you, your writing, reading, and mathematics skills will be assessed. There may be more than one way you can be placed into courses; review your options below.
6

Advising & Registration


Once you have determined your course placement, new students register for a Cardinal Take-Off New Student Group Advising session. Here you will learn more about Skagit Valley College and register for your classes within the session.

Once you have completed the steps above, you will be sent an email invitation to access the SVC Take-Off session options. It is important to complete the earlier steps, as you will not be able to be advised if you haven't completed the online orientation and established placement. This is another opportunity for you to meet with your Veterans Education Office to verify your VA funding status, or ask any questions you may have.

Please note that your registration appointment is NOT your advising appointment. You must attend SVC Take-Off Group Advising before you may register for classes.

Office Hours

Mount Vernon Campus
Mon – Thu: 8am – 5:30pm
Fri: 8am – Noon
360.416.7700

Whidbey Island Campus
Mon – Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 6:30pm
Fri: 8am – Noon
360.679.5319

South Whidbey Center
Mon and Wed: 2:30pm – 5:45pm
Tuey: 11:30am – 6:30pm
Thu: 11:30am – 5:45pm
Fri: Closed
360.341.2324

San Juan Center
Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 5pm
Fri: Closed
360.378.3220

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