Veteran Success Center

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Allan Hancock College's Veteran Success Center assists prospective and enrolled student veterans or dependents of veterans in utilizing GI benefits, completing the admission application process, registering for classes, accessing campus resources, getting involved in leadership activities, and transitioning into civilian life. In addition, the center also offers mental health counseling, computer access, learning assistance information, and access to tutoring and health services. 

Location and Hours

The Veteran Success Center is located at the Santa Maria Campus in Building G-101, next to the cafeteria.

1-805-922-6966 ext. 3925

Center Hours
Monday - Wednesday -Thursday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.   Friday - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Meet with a Veteran's Counselor - Santa Maria

Steps for Veteran Enrollment at Allan Hancock College 

  STEP 1:  Apply for Veterans Education Benefits
  STEP 2:  Begin the Enrollment Process at Hancock
  STEP 3:  Request all Military and School Transcripts



Request official military transcripts to be sent to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records Office via the following sites: 
Air Force: Complete the USAF Transcript Request Form and mail it to the address shown on the form. 
Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy:  Submit your request electronically

(Note: if you get the message "Your connection is not private", click on the link that says "ADVANCED"  and then click on "proceed to") 
Click on Advanced, and then click on Proceed


Request official transcripts of all previous college enrollment to be sent to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records office.  
  STEP 4:  Check your English and Math Placement

Your English and math skills will be assessed based off of your high school transcript information as reported in CCCApply when you apply for admission. 

If you graduated from high school within the last 10 years, bring a copy of your unofficial high school transcript to a counselor to see which English and math classes you will need to take. See more information

Meet with a Veterans Counselor

In many cases, testing might actually result in a higher placement than your high school transcripts. You can also choose to take the English and math placement test.

  STEP 5:  Attend an Educational Planning Workshop (EPW)

All new AHC students are required to attend an EPW.  At the workshop, you will meet with a counselor who will assist you in understanding your English and math placement, identify your academic goal, and help you develop a first year plan using Degree Works.
Register for an Educational Planning Workshop

For more information contact the Counseling Department ext. 3293.

  STEP 6:  See a Counselor to Complete Your SEP

Make an appointment to see a counselor who will help you create a Student Education Plan (SEP). 

You can meet with a counselor at the Veteran Success Center (building G, room 101) or at the Counseling Office in Building A. 

Veteran Counselors

Dr. Veronica West, 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3019 

Dr. Henry Davis, 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3019 

General Counseling, 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3293

  STEP 7:  Get Veteran Priority Registration
  STEP 8:  Register for classes

Log onto your myHancock account and verify your registration date under Registration Status. 

Video Help: How to Register for a Class at Hancock

Go to myHancock to Register


  STEP 9:  Submit your Veteran's Request for Certification to Hancock Financial Aid

Once you are registered for a class, submit pages 5 and 6 of the Veterans Benefits Information Packet to the Financial Aid office (building A, 1st floor). 

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Last Modified Sep 5, 2019