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Veteran Services

Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits at De Anza

Everyone at De Anza is here to support your success.

  • When included, watch our overview videos for important information about each enrollment step. Click on each video image to launch a 427 x 240 version. For higher resolution, click on the 854 x 480 format link.
  • Then complete the actions listed by following the links in each Step/Action section.

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Follow These Steps to Your Academic Success . . .




Apply for VA Educational Benefits




Apply for Admission to De Anza

  • Apply Online
  • After you receive your De Anza welcome letter with your student ID number, try your first-time MyPortal login.
  • How to report a problem: If the CCCApply application or your MyPortal login do not work as described, please fill out the A&R Help Form.
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Order Transcripts 

  • Order transcripts from all colleges that you previously attended, including military institutions. Request military transcripts at:

  • AART (JST Joint Services Transcript)
  • SMART (JST Joint Services Transcript)
  • CGI
  • CCAF


Take Placement Tests

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Visit the De Anza Veterans Office to start your file

  • Bring the following documents to the De Anza Veterans Office:

  • DD-214 Member 4 Copy
  • Copy of submitted VONAPP
  • Official Transcripts
  • Assessment Results


Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Video - Click to play

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Run a Degree Audit

  • Log in to MyPortal to use DegreeWorks (see Student Tab) to plan your classes based on your major and any courses completed at another institution.


See a Counselor

  • Visit the Counseling Website for appointment availability
  • Meet with a De Anza Counselor to complete a Veteran's Education Plan for a VA Approved Program.
  • Submit a copy of your completed Veteran's Education Plan to the De Anza Veteran's Office. 
Counseling Video - Click to play

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Register for Classes




Authorize Certification

You must authorize certification each quarter you wish to receive benefits. You may authorize in two ways:

  • Visit the Veterans Office and sign your schedule.


  • Copy Your Schedule of Classes from MyPortal and e-mail to, indicating you want to be certified.



Attend Classes

  • Be on time for the first class meeting. Otherwise, you may be dropped from the class.
  • If you no longer want to be enrolled in a class, it is your responsibility to officially drop classes.
  • Need help in your classes? Free academic tutorial support is available through our Student Success Center.
Student Success Video - Click to Play

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Be Engaged. This Is Your Life!

College Life Video - Click to Play

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ADA/Disability SupportContact Disability Support Services for admissions and registration assistance. Call the alternate media specialist at 408.864.5815 to request college materials in an alternate format.

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veterans services 
Building: Registration & Student Services
Contact: Veteran Services Office
Phone: 408.864.8230
Fax: 408.864.8329


Last Updated: 10/24/14