Welcome to Veterans Counseling
During the COVID-19 crisis, MiraCosta College is currently operating on a remote basis and the buildings, including Counseling Services, are not accessible at this time. Through the links below, our staff can connect you with our veterans counselors through Zoom video appointments and via traditional phone calls. We are committed to serving veterans and their dependents who are new to college or returning to continue their education.
Connect with Veterans Counseling Services
The enrollment periods are the busiest times for Counseling Services and appointments can fill up fast, so we offer same day, "first-come, first-served" sessions with a counselor; when you have time in your schedule, connect with our front staff through the live chat link and ask to be put on the Express Sessions list. Our veterans counselors will reach out to you by phone that day, but be advised that the list can fill up fast, so the earlier in the day you contact us for an Express Session, the better.
If you see that our staff are assisting students, please be patient for them to finish up and become available.
Steps for New VMA Students
If you are a new prospective Veteran, Active Duty, or Military-Affiliated (VMA) student, our Military and Veterans Services Center has created a quick-start guide and a checklist to download that will give you step-by-step instructions to get you ready for your academic journey.
New VMA Student Workshops
Counseling Services and the Military and Veterans Services Center are pleased to announce an online Zoom workshop aimed at VMA students new to MiraCosta. These sessions are limited to 10 participants and you can register by contacting our front staff through our online live chat feature, the Military and Veterans Services staff, or email OnlineAdvisor@miracosta.edu.
Please make sure to identify yourself as a veteran, active-duty servicemember, or military-affiliated student and ask to enroll in one of the workshops below:
Veterans Workshop - No Past College Coursework
- Wed. Aug 19: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Tues. Aug 25: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Wed. Aug 26: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Veterans Workshop - Prior Coursework
- Thurs. Aug 20: 9:00pm – 11:00am
- Thurs. Aug 27: 5:00pm – 7:00pm