Veteran’s Specialist: Cherry Escano
Welcome to Mission College! Your file will be created after you have completed every step in this checklist.
Check off the boxes as you complete each item. Let’s get started!
□ Apply to Mission College by going to: https://secure.cccapply.org/applications/CCCApply/apply/Mission_College.html
and complete the online application. After 24 hours, you should receive an email containing instructions and a student ID
number. Write your ID # here:_______________________.
□ Apply for GI Bill Benefits by going to : http://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/Applying.asp. Register (for 1st time users)
or login. Once you have submitted the online application and received a confirmation number, print a copy of your
“Certificate of Eligibility.”
• Chapters 30, 33, 1606, and 1607- complete VA Form 22-1990
• Chapter 31- complete VA Form 28-1900
• Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement (TOE)- complete VA Form 22-1990E
• VRAP- complete VA Form 22-5490
• VRAP- complete VA Form 22-1990R
If you previously applied for benefits at a prior school:
• Chapter 30,33, 33 (TOE), 1606, and 1607- complete VA Form 22-1995
• Chapter 35- complete VA Form 22-5495
□ Apply for Financial Aid by completing the “free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA), to see if you qualify. Do
this on the FAFSA website: www.fafsa.ed.gov
. See our Financial Aid Office for more information.
□ Schedule your Math and English placement test. Go to Testing department, Room E1-101 or call at (408)-855-5099. If
you have taken a college level math or English course at another school, see the Veterans Counselor before you
schedule or take your assessment.
□ Schedule an appointment with a Veteran Academic Counselor for an Education Plan. Below are instructions on how
you should schedule an appointment with a VA Counselor:
Contact the counseling department by visiting the department or through phone at (408)-855-5030.
o It is highly recommended that you choose a major. You may only be certified for courses listed on your
Bring placement test to appointment
If you attended another college, please bring your unofficial transcript to the appointment
□ Request ALL transcripts. If you previously attended other colleges or have any military transcripts, please send official
transcripts to Mission College Admissions and Records department for evaluation.
Attention: Mission College Admissions & Records Office
3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054
□ Register for classes on MyWVM Portal.
□ Make appointment with Admissions & records for enrollment certification. Contact person/s in Admissions & records is
Cherry Lou Escano, Certifying Veterans Specialist
Phone: (408)-855-5005 Email: Cherry.Escano@wvm.edu
Jhonaliza Villanueva- Certifying Veterans Specialist
Bring the following documents to your appointment: Certification of Eligibility, Student Educational Plan (you can
retrieve this from your VA Counselor), DD214, and photo ID
Finished! Admissions & Records welcomes you to Mission College.