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Congratulations! For most students, you need to tell us you're graduating. Then we do our part: we'll package everything together to confer your certificate|degree to make it all official. This is called the "Petition to Graduate" process.

Withdrawal Policies for Members of the Military

A student who is a member of an active or reserve United States military service and who receives orders compelling a withdrawal from courses shall be permitted to withdraw upon verification of such orders. A withdrawal symbol may be assigned which may be a “W” or a “MW.” Military withdrawal shall not be counted in progress probation, dismissal calculations, or in calculating the permitted number of withdrawals. In no case may a military withdrawal result in a student being assigned an “FW” grade. In no case may a college require a student who is required to report for military duty to withdraw from a course by a specified date in order to receive a full refund of the tuition and fees the student paid to the college for the academic term in which the student was required to report for military service.

Please submit a General Appeal Form and check “MW” for a Military Withdrawal. Please be sure to attach your military orders as documentation, otherwise your form will be declined.

Readmission of Service Members

A service member who has received a military leave of absence [will be readmitted with the same academic status as when the student last attended the college. The student would maintain catalog rights to specific degree and General Education requirements and remain eligible for continuing student priority registration upon returning to enroll in courses.

A student's readmission rights terminate in the case of a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, general court-martial, federal or state prison sentence, or other reasons as described in 34 CFR 668.18 (c)(h).

Students may earn Credit for Prior Learning using Joint Service Transcripts as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) Directory and approved by faculty of the appropriate discipline. After filing the Credit for Prior Learning assessment petition, it is the student’s responsibility to complete the Joint Services assessment process by providing official transcripts to the college. Credit course equivalency for Credit for Prior Learning shall be determined by the faculty of the appropriate discipline. Students seeking to earn course credit through Joint Services Transcripts are encouraged to meet with a counselor at the Veteran’s Information Center prior to initiating the formal process to learn more about the requirements.

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Residency Requirements & In-State Tuition for Veterans (Military): Students eligible for GI Bill educational benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (Chapter 30), the Veterans Readiness and Employment program (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) (Chapter 31), or the Post-9/11 GI Bill program (Chapter 33) are exempt from paying nonresident tuition regardless of when the veteran separated from the military.

In certain situations, Active Duty, Veterans, and their dependents are eligible for in-state classification for residency purposes.

Military Members and Dependents: A student who is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in California, except a member of the armed forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, is entitled to resident classification. Such students shall retain resident classification in the event that the member of the armed forces is thereafter transferred on military orders to a place outside of California or thereafter retires from active duty, so long as the student remains continuously enrolled in the District.

  • A student who is a natural or adopted child, stepchild, or spouse who is a dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in this state on active duty shall be entitled to resident classification. If the member of the armed forces of the United States later transfers on military orders to a place outside this state, or retires as an active member of the armed forces of the United States, the student dependent shall not lose his/her resident classification, so long as he/she remains continuously enrolled in the District.

  • A student who is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in this state , except a member of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, is entitled to resident classification only for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees. If the student later transfers on military orders to a place outside this state, the student shall not lose his/her resident classification, so long as he/she remains continuously enrolled in the District.

  • A veteran who was discharged or released from at least 90 days of active service less than three years before the date of enrollment in a course commencing on or after July 1, 2015, and his/her dependents, regardless of the veteran’s state of residence is entitled to resident classification.

  • An individual who is the child or spouse of a person who, on or after September 11, 2001, died in the line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces who resides in California.

  • An individual who is entitled to the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill program benefits by virtue of their relationship to a member of the uniformed services who is serving on active duty.

  • A student who is a federal civil service employee and his or her natural or adopted dependent children are entitled to resident classification if the parent has moved to this state as a result of a military mission realignment action that involves the relocation of at least 100 employees. This classification shall continue until the student is entitled to be classified as a resident, so long as the student continuously attends an institution of public higher education.

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