Current student veterans need to follow the steps listed below to get themselves certified.
If you have any further questions fill the VA Student Help form here.
Important Policies affecting Veterans - Please read!!
Priority Registration for Selected Student Veterans
In accordance with the Senate Bill 272, active duty, Guard or Reserve and veterans attending public colleges and universities may apply for priority registration for classes if they have completed active federal service in the last two years. Student Veterans who are eligible should coordinate with the Veterans Affairs Office for this status.
All student veterans are encouraged to sign up for services at CSULB's Disabled Student Services (DSS) office and the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office. Both offices provide professional staff services to assist student veterans with injuries in an academic environment.
These offices are often times used in conjunction with VA hospital services or Vet Center assistance. DSS and CAPS can make referrals for student veterans attending CSULB who may require extended healthcare support through the Veterans Administration.
Course Withdrawal due to Mobilization
Prior to Census and the ‘W’ period, upon submission of the student’s orders Enrollment Services removes the enrollment from the student’s record, processing it in such a way that he/she will be refunded. After this period, Enrollment Services assigns a WE so that there is no adverse impact to the student and coordinates refund processing with the Bursar’s Office.
Download the Educational Leave form here ( 60 KB)
Readmission of Members of the Armed Forces
The Higher Education Opportunity Act entitles members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserve for readmission to the University if their separation is caused by either voluntary or involuntary service on active duty for a period of more than 30 days.
In general, members called to active duty are expected to provide written or verbal notice of such service to the appropriate campus official unless such a notice is precluded by military necessity or would compromise national security. After completing a period of service, a student may defer notifying the campus of the intent to return for no more than three years. The cumulative length of absence from continuous attendance, however, cannot exceed five years. In those cases, the University would be free to impose the established leave of absence policy and ordinary admissions practices.
A student hospitalized or convalescing from an illness or injury during the performance of service is expected to notify the campus of the intent to return no later than two years after the end of recovery.
If student veterans still have questions regarding CSULB's policy or procedures concerning military deployments they should inquire with Enrollment Services or the Veterans Affairs Services office.