Dear LASC United States Veterans, dependents, and spouses:
The Office of Admissions and Records and Veteran’s Services welcomes you to Los Angeles Southwest College!
If you plan to take advantage of your Montgomery G.I. benefits, our veteran’s representative, Ms. Yvette Tucker, will be available to assist you. She is located in the Student Services Building, room 102 and at 323-241-5440. Contact us with any questions. We look forward to serving you!
Ms. Yvette Tucker
Veteran's Services Representative
|Monday||10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
|Thursday||10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
How to Apply
If you plan to attend Southwest under one of the veteran's bills, you must should schedule an appointment with Yvette Tucker located in the Admissions office in the Student Services Building, room 102 or 323-241-5440.
Several weeks are needed for the Veteran's Administration to process subsistence payment applications. An early start with our veteran's counselor is advisable.
A credit of six college units may be applied to veterans for time served in the armed services. Elective credits will be granted, when requested, along with the application for graduation.
All veterans receiving subsistence are cautioned that the Veterans Administration demands adequate academic progress in order that one may continue receiving payments without interruptions.
Student are required to attend all of their classes. Instructors may drop students who are excessively absent when their absence hours equals the number of class per week regardless of the reason.
Veterans must immediately inform the Counseling Office of any reduction in units. The last day of attendance in class must be reported immediately to the Veteran's Administration in order to avoid over-payments.
An excessive number of 'W' units may lead to academic probation or disqualification. This will ultimately lead to discontinuance of G.I. benefits. If you need to repeat a class, please inform the Office of Veterans Affairs.
To be certified for attendance, two criteria must be met: 1) you must be officially registered at Southwest and 2) you must be in good academic standing.
Veterans will be placed on academic probation if any one of the following conditions occurs:
GPA falls below 2.0 or the student's grade point average in any semester is below 2.0.
Transfers from another college with an overall GPA under 2.0.
The total number of W units exceeds the number of units completed.
Students who fail to maintain a C average (2.0) for the semester will be subject to disqualification.
Program Planning for Veterans
To be eligible for veterans benefits, you must select a major and choose courses from those listed under the major in the course catalog.
For more information about courses, visit the Counseling Office.
Graduation Unit Requirements
Once you receive the minimum required units to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree (60 units), but need additional units to graduate, you must have an overall evaluation of your records before your degree can be certified for benefit payments.
The veteran must first go to the Counseling Office. He or she must then bring the evaluation sheet, properly signed by one of our Veterans Affairs staff persons in the Counseling Office. From this Evaluation, the Office of Veterans Affairs will certify only those classes, which are deemed necessary for graduation.
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