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Veteran Student

Veteran Student

ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST


Admission - Complete an application online. Be sure to identify your program of interest or select undecided if you are unsure at this time. You will receive an acceptance letter within one week.

VA Educational Benefits - Apply for VA educational benefits by logging in to your eBenefits account or by visiting www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/ and complete the VONAPP. If you have questions about applying for your benefits, call the VA educational benefits hotline at 888.443.4551. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility you receive to the VA certifying official in the Financial Aid office. Veteran Educational Benefits are certified on a semester basis. If you are using Tuition Assistance, submit any paperwork to Accounts Receivable in the Financial Services office.

Note: The Veteran Services Coordinator, should be your first point of contact at the college. If you have questions or need assistance, call 269.488.4817.


Financial Aid - If you are pursuing a degree or certificate and plan to apply for financial aid it is important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible to start the financial aid process for the appropriate award year. Kalamazoo Valley’s federal school code is 006949. Financial aid options include grants, scholarships, work opportunities and loans for qualified students.

Transfer - To receive transfer credit toward a degree, forward official, unopened college transcripts, a Joint Service Transcript or a Community College of the Air Force transcript for evaluation to: Degree Auditor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, PO Box 4070, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070.

Assessment - Course prerequisites are enforced at Kalamazoo Valley which requires assessment of your placement level prior to registering for classes. There are three ways you can satisfy this requirement:
  • SAT/ACT scores - Kalamazoo Valley accepts ACT scores and the new SAT scores from tests taken March 2016 or after. Submit your scores to the Student Success Center.
  • Placement Test - complete the free placement test given on a walk-in basis in our Testing Centers.
  • College Courses - complete a college level English and/or math class at another institution with a grade of 2.0/C or better, or have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher as identified on the Kalamazoo Valley application.

  • New Student Orientation - Attending orientation is mandatory for all new students. At orientation, you will be introduced to the Kalamazoo Valley campus and the services available to you. Counselors will help you select and register for classes online. Call 269.488.4048 to request a veteran-specific orientation.

    Registration - Register for classes online in My Valley or by coming on campus during posted registration hours. Registration begins in March for summer, in April for fall, and October for winter and continues through the start of classes. Students attending college for the first time must be registered prior to the first week of class.


    Student ID - Stop by the Student Service Center when the semester begins to pick up a Student ID card needed to use many services. At the Arcadia Commons Campus, it is required for parking validation and door access.




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