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 to create an Abbreviated Education Plan*

8.  Enroll in Courses

9. After enrolling in classes, complete your Letter of Intent online via SURF.

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