New Veteran / Dependent Enrollment Information

**Completion of New Student Orientation is REQUIRED prior to enrollment **

 

A new student is classified as the following:

  • Has never attended classes at one of our 4 Adult School locations
  • Is currently enrolled in a one semester course and will complete the Program Pathway at the end of the current semester
  • Is currently enrolled in the 2nd level of a multilevel course and will complete the Program pathway at the end of the current semester
  • Is currently attending classes and will be changing school sites
  • Is transferring from another school, institution, program outside of our school district

Our education programs are measured in clock hours and benefits are paid based on scheduled class hours per week. Certification will be processed for one individual course per semester. Combining courses for the purpose of increasing weekly hours is not allowed. All courses are classroom based. We do not offer Online/Hybrid courses in our Veteran Education Program.

 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS COURSES

To enroll in any of our Health Occupations courses you will need to take a Reading Assessment, for date/times check our CTE Health Occupations Reading Assessment Schedule

Enrollment Steps:

Step 1: Apply for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

  • Apply for benefits by visiting www.gibill.va.gov, click on: “Apply for Benefits,” this will launch VonApp program.
  • Follow online instructions to complete application.
  • Choose Chula Vista Adult School, 1034 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA  91911 as your school of choice. Although we offer courses at all 4 Adult School locations, Chula Vista Adult School is the main campus for the program.
  • Once information is submitted and processed, you will receive your Certificate of Eligibility directly from VA.
  • You may also choose to submit an application by mail. Applications are available at www.gibill.va.gov

Step 2: Transcript Evaluation

If you have attended any other schools within the last 5 years, you will need a copy of your transcripts. You are required to have all prior credits, both civilian and military, evaluated for transfer and application towards the certificate program you’ll be working on. Your enrollment certification will not be submitted to the Veterans Administration if you do not complete this step. We require transcripts for all schooling attended within the past 5 years. (Military Dependents do not need to submit transcripts)

Step 3:  New Veteran/Dependent Student Orientation 

Attendance at one of our New Student Orientations is MANDATORY prior to registering for class for Fall semester.

Please check our Veterans Orientation Information link for information regarding orientation schedule and options. Individuals that do not complete the mandatory orientation will not be eligible for enrollment through our Veteran Education Program.

Step 4: Registration for classes

Spring 2018 enrollment information will be available in late October. Please check back for updates.

Course registration is based on first come, first served basis. Once courses are full, registration for that class will end. There are no exceptions to this policy. Waiting lists are not available for our program.

Per Veteran Administration, (Title 38 U.S.C. 3680A(d) and 38 CFR 21.4201), each individual program must meet VA regulations in respect to class counts. Therefore, to remain in compliance with this policy, each program will have a maximum cap of up to 85:15 ratio for Veteran student enrollment

Step 5: Submitting enrollment information for VA Benefit Certification

Once enrollment is complete, you will need to submit enrollment information to the Veteran Program Clerk at Chula Vista Adult School. Enrollment Submission schedule will be available prior to enrollment period.

Individuals that are brand new to our program must submit all information IN PERSON ONLY. Due to the sensitive nature of information, enrollment information WILL NOT be accepted via email or fax for individuals that are new to our program.

Items required for certification:

  • Copy of enrollment information (schedule given at school site)
  • Complete SSN for Individual Student. If Military Dependent, VA File Number (spouse or parent SSN) also required.
  • Payment receipt (if applicable)
  • Current copy of Certificate of Eligibility (dated within last 12 months) or DD214
  • Transcripts for ALL schooling within last 5 years (if applicable)
  • Picture ID
  • Statement of Student Understanding and Responsibilities – Attendance/Conduct Policy (will be given at time of submission)

Step 6: Plan to attend school

The first day of Spring 2018 classes is Wednesday January 10th. If for any reason you won’t be able to attend, please notify the Veteran Program Office via e-mail at: cvaveteran@sweetwaterschools.net

Failure to attend first day of school will result in termination of enrollment and certification, unless prior notification has been received and approved.