Veteran Success Center staff are still available virtually or by phone. You can drop in via Zoom to get questions answered, make an appointment, get connected to services, or chat.
Monday and Wednesday from 1000 hours to 1100 hours & 1400 hours to 1500 hours
Friday: 1000 hours to 1130 hours
Welcome veteran and active-duty students
IMPORTANT: Remember to complete all steps, including orientation and providing your Military ID or DD-214, in order to be eligible for priority registration.
Allan Hancock College's Veteran Success Center assists prospective and enrolled student veterans or dependents of veterans in utilizing education 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.
The counseling center can provide an education plan for you to submit for our education benefits. Any of the counselors can assist with this. Several of the counselors have worked directly in the Veteran Success Center, including David Hernandez, Cecelia Teniente, Ben Britten, Carissa Perales, and Eduald Peno-Rico.
Phone and Hours
The Veteran Success Center is located at the Santa Maria Campus in Building G-101, next to the cafeteria.
1-805-862-3290 ext. 3925
Monday, Wednesday,Thursday 0800 to 1630
Tuesday 0800 to 1900
Friday 0900 to 1600
Steps for Veteran Enrollment at Allan Hancock College
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 jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do")
Request official transcripts of all previous college enrollment to be sent to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records office.
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
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.
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 Success Center Counselors
Please contact the Veteran Success Center at 1-805-862-3290 ext. 3925 to make an appointment with a counselor.
General Counseling, 1-805-862-3290 ext. 3293
You can also access counseling through Cranium Cafe.
Once Admissions and Records authorizes your priority registration, log onto your myHancock account and verify your registration date under Registration Status.