Steps to Getting Started


Step 1 - Apply for Admission ONLINE!

  • Go to
  • You will receive 2 emails. First, that your application was received. Secondly, a link to set up your MyVCCCD student account for registration.
  • If you do not receive a second email, shortly thereafter, contact the Admissions Office for the status of your application at (805) 289-6041.
Step 2 - Online Orientation 
  • Click on the MySuccess tab in the MyVCCCD Portal to complete your Online Orientation.

Step 3 - Apply for your VA benefits online at

  • Use the comparison chart when determining VA benefits. 
  • If you have any questions regarding VA benefits, contact the VA office at (888) 442-4551.
  • VA office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (central time).
  • As soon as  you receive the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) form from the Veterans Administration, come in to see the VA representative. 

Step 4 - Submit your Official Transcripts

  • All official transcripts from previous colleges including Military A.C.E/Smart/AARTS must be submitted to the Admissions Office. To request official transcripts, go to

Step 5 - Take the College Assessment Test for English and Math

  • To schedule an appointment call (805) 289-6402. 

Step 6 - Make an Appointment with a Veterans Academic Counselor

  • You must meet the academic counselor to get an Educational Plan. The Educational Plan must be submitted to the Veterans representative. 
  • To schedule an appointment with the Veterans Academic Counselor, contact (805) 289-6060.

Important: Students that have attended other colleges - an unofficial transcript can be used for the initial counseling appointment. 

Step 7 - Register and Pay

  • You may register online using MyVCCCD, or in person. Using MyVCCCD will allow you to pay your fees, browse through all open sessions, sort classes by time and instructor, and add yourself to a waitlist in a closed class. 
  • The current class schedule is available online at
Additional Information: Apply for Financial Aid online at:
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which includes to Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW).
  • Ventura College School Code: 001334