Getting Started at MiraCosta College

If you are a military affiliated student planning to use your VA education benefits at MiraCosta College, you will complete the following steps. For a PDF version of our 'New Student Checklist' click here.

1. Submit an application to MiraCosta College. Fill out an online application.

2. Apply for your VA benefits. Complete your application on VONAPP.  

3. Send all official transcripts to MiraCosta College

4. Submit your DD-214 (if applicable) to Admissions & Records for possible priority registration.

5. Complete Matriculation

6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

7. Meet with a Veterans Counselor

8.  Enroll in Courses

9. After enrolling in classes, visit the Veterans Education Office (building 3300) to complete your Letter of Intent

For additional questions, please refer to the Student Veterans Handbook.