Active Duty Military

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Active Duty Military
MCAS Miramar Bldg. 5305 (The Hub)
858-536-4329
Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Miramar College office aboard MCAS Miramar is currently open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 0800-1600 for Admissions services.

Have any questions or require assistance? If so, feel free to submit an inquiry via the following site, and you will be responded to within 1-3 Business Days:


Military Outreach Programs and Services
for Active Duty Military and Family Members

San Diego Miramar College offers a variety of general education courses aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS). These courses are open to military personnel, their families, and all Miramar College students (For more information about civilian access please read "Getting on Base (Civilian)".

Benefits of Taking On-Base Courses:

  • Courses are offered in 8-week sessions five times a year
  • Convenient hours and class location
  • Courses fulfill general education requirements
  • All classes are transferable to 4-year colleges and universities
  • ACE recommended credit from your military service schools may be applied towards the 60 units required for an Associate Degree.
  • Assists in preparing for a career change
  • Enhances opportunity for promotion
  • Your best value at $46.00 a unit

Apply

Tuition Assistance

All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members’ personal and professional goals. The program is open to officers, warrant officers and enlisted active-duty service personnel. In addition, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components may be eligible for TA based on their service eligibility. To be eligible for TA, an enlisted service member must have enough time remaining in service to complete the course for which he or she has applied. After the completion of a course, an officer using TA must fulfill a service obligation that runs parallel with – not in addition to – any existing service obligation. Please connect with your respective Education Service Officer (ESO) regarding your eligibility prior to enrolling. 

TA Application Process

Each military branch has its own TA application form and procedures. To find out how to get started, visit your local installation education center, go online to a virtual education center or click on the following links for each service branch:

Prior to your course enrollment, you may be required to develop an education plan or complete TA orientation. Be sure to keep the following important information in mind when you apply:

  • Military tuition assistance may only be used to pursue degree programs at colleges and universities in the United States that are regionally or nationally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S Department of Education. A quick way to check the accreditation of a school is by visiting the Department of Education.
  • Your service’s education center must approve your military tuition assistance before you enroll in a course.

MCAS On-Base Location & Services

We are located in The Hub (Bldg 5305) - (858) 536-4329

Click here for printable directions to our office.

Our on-base office is here to assist with:

Admissions 

All new students must file an application for admission. Students who have previously attended, but have not been in continuous attendance for a year must file a new application for admission. 

Click here for a detailed list of Admissions Steps.

Here are some of the services our representative on-board MCAS Miramar can help with:

  • Applications for Admission to San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges are available online. To apply, you may visit https://www.sdccd.edu/apply/ or click the link below:
    Helping students submit all of their previous College Transcripts/AP Scores/High School Transcripts (LOTE)/Joint Service Transcripts (JST's)
  • Creating and Navigating mySDCCD
  • Helping students navigate the online schedule search
  • Adding/Dropping/Waitlisting Classes
  • Residency (See Residency for detailed information)
  • Priority Registration (See Priority Registration Information below)
  • Don't see what you need? Call or email and we will get you 

Military Academic Skills Program (MASP): MASP is designed to help Military personnel and their family members enhance their English & Math skills. This FREE, two-week program helps students build a solid academic foundation, prepare for exams, improve English and Math knowledge and more! MASP is held in The Hub, building 5305. Registration through the on-base Education Center is required. For more information please contact the Base Education Office at 858-307-1801.

Financial Aid

For detailed Financial Aid Information, visit our Financial Aid pages.

FAFSA Workshops

The on-base Education Center offers a FAFSA workshop every other Tuesday from 1130-1300. This workshop is available to Military Personnel and their families in The Hub (building 5305). No registration required. 

HOW TO APPLY

http://www.sdmiramar.edu/campus/financial-aid/apply

1. COMPLETE THE FAFSA APPLICATION

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

  • Federal school code – 014172.
  • 2021-2022 FAFSA:  Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022
  • 2022-2023 FAFSA: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023

2. AWAIT CONFIRMATION

The FAFSA system will notify you that your application has been processed within 48 hours, but you’ll need to wait until the Financial Aid Office sends an email confirmation in approximately 5-7 days.  You can also check to see if your application has been received on the school online portal – MySDCCD.

3. SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION

In most cases, you’ll need to submit various documents and complete forms during the verification process.  Forms must be submitted as soon as possible or by the deadline listed on each form.  Applicants will be notified by email and through MySDCCD.

4. THE PROCESSING PERIOD

Once you’ve submitted all documents required for verification, you’ll need to wait for the Financial Aid Office to package your awards.  This packaging process requires your application to be reviewed for accuracy based on any required documentation submitted.  Review of your application may take an average of 3-4 weeks for processing.

5. THE AWARD LETTER

When the Financial Aid Office has finished reviewing your application, you’ll be notified of your financial aid eligibility through an e-mailed Award Letter, and can be viewed online at MySDCCD.  The Award Letter will contain the specific names of the programs and the amounts for which you have qualified for based on your enrollment level. 

6. FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT

Disbursement dates are posted online at the Financial Aid Office website.  You may also pick up a disbursement schedule at the Financial Aid Office.  Mailed disbursements will be sent to the address as listed on your account on the school portal – MySDCCD.  Direct Deposit is available through the portal as well. 

Need help with your financial aid application? Check financial aid status?  The Financial Aid staff is here to help you!  Here’s some servicing options that are available to help you.

Students can’t come to campus?

Email us at miraaid@sdccd.edu with your questions/concerns.  Make sure students include their student ID on the email.

Connect to financial aid staff through U-Chat at https://sdmiramar.edu/services/financial-aid. Click on the right pop-up – Chat with our Team.

Financial Aid Workshops available

Attend one of our upcoming virtual workshops/presentation

FAFSA 101 with Financial Aid Dream Act 101 with Financial Aid

Financial Aid Virtual Drop-In Hours

Starting Oct 12th, 2021 until further notice.

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00am

Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00pm

Zoom ID:   https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91961636188

In-person Financial Aid Office hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 3:00 pm.

Need to submit documents?

Upload your files at http://faupload.mysdccd.info or submit them in-person through our drop box. Note: Documents submitted in-person will not be posted until 24-48 hours.

Accessing Counseling Remotely

There are a number of ways to reach counseling while they continue offering remote services:

Same Day Drop-in Counseling

  • Scheduling opens at 0900 daily M-F. Contact them early as these spots fill quickly.
  • Ideal for: 
    • Abbreviated Education Plans (1-semester)
    • Disqualification/Probation Advising
    • Financial Aid Referrals
    • Petition Inquiries
    • Quick Questions
    • Transfer Questions
    • VA Semester Worksheets

Comprehensive Educational Planning Appointment

Emailing/Call the Front Desk

  • miracoundesk@sdccd.edu/619-388-7840
  • Ideal for:
    • Help with scheduling an appointment
    • Description of services
    • Transcript Evaluation Requests
    • Status Updates on open service tickets
    • Transcript Receipt Confirmation

Quick Connect Sessions

  • Online live-chat 10-15 minute sessions with Staff/Counselor
  • 1000-1300 M-F
  • Click the link during open hours and be connected immediately

Join Quick Connect

 

 

Emailing a Counselor

  • miracoun@sdccd.edu (3-5 Business DAys for response)
  • Ideal For:
    • Help with Petitions & Prerequisites
    • General Questions about classes
    • Quick review of previous transcripts
    • Planning next semester classes

 

Priority Registration Information

Priority Registration for Spring 2022 begins 04 NOV 2021 thru 03 DEC 2021.

Be sure to stop by Admissions on Campus or the MCAS Miramar College Office to verify your military service for priority registration purposes. You may show your Active Duty Military ID card in person, or you may also email a copy of both your most recent LES statement and basic orders to MiramarVeterans@sdccd.edu. Please include your 10-digit student ID number in all email correspondences.

For Veteran Students, you may submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 page) to verify your military service. Feel free to reference the Priority Enrollment System below which will show you what priority group you will be placed into.

Deadlines to Apply/Establish Priority Registration

Semester Start     
Application/Establish Deadline
Fall 2021 June 16, 2021
Spring 2022 (Including Intersession) October 27, 2021
Summer 2022 TBD

Please visit our District website for Dates & Deadlines:
https://www.sdccd.edu/students/dates-and-deadlines/index.aspx

Priority Enrollment System

Consistent with state law and the goal of providing a fair and equitable registration system for all students, the San Diego Community College District has established the following priority system for assigning registration appointments.

Priority Groups

Group 1
  • Active Military & Veterans who meet the eligibility criteria*
  • Current and Former Foster or Homeless Youth**
  • CalWorks, EOPS and DSPS students
  • Intercollegiate Athletes
  • Non-matriculated students are placed at the end of this group.
Group 2
  • Continuing Students who have completed orientation, assessment, and have an education plan (Abbreviated education plans only grant a student priority for 2 semesters.)
  • Continuing CE Advantage Student
Group 3

New & Returning Students who have completed orientation, assessment, and have an education plan (Abbreviated education plans only grant a student priority for 2 semesters.)

Group 4

Continuing, New & Returning Students who have not completed all three services: orientation, assessment, and have an education plan.

Group 5
  • Students with 100+ Units (Does NOT include Basic Skills units.)
  • (Active Military &Veterans, Current and Former Foster or Homeless Youth, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWorks, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)
Group 6

Students with a Baccalaureate Degree (Active Military & Veterans, Current and Former Foster or Homeless Youth, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWorks, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)

Group 7

Students who are academically disqualified or disqualified for lack of progress or who have not yet returned to good academic standing. (Active Military &Veterans, Current and Former Foster or Homeless Youth, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWorks, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)

Group 8

Students concurrently enrolled in High School Within each priority group above, students are prioritized according to cumulative units, including transfer units.

Range

  • 50.0 - 72.0 units
  • 30.0 - 49.9 units
  • 15.0 - 29.9 units
  • 00.0 - 14.9 units
  • 72.1 - 89.9 units
  • 90.0+ units

*Students who are Active Duty Military or Veterans, discharged within the past fifteen (15) years, may be eligible for up to 4 years of priority registration. Students should contact the Admissions Office for additional information. A military ID card or DD214 will be required for verification.

**Current and Former Foster or Homeless Youth under 25 years of age may be eligible for priority registration. For information, contact the College Admissions Office or Financial Aid offices.

Classes are available on-station for the upcoming Spring 2022 semester!

Spring Session 1--January 31 - March 6, 2022

Course Course Title Day TIime Course #
ENGL 101 Reading & Composition MW 1700 - 2010 CRN 85726
MATH 104 Trigonometry TTh 1700 - 2010 CRN 85786
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology TTh 1700 - 2021 CRN 85315

Spring Session 2--April 04 - May 28, 2022

Course Course Title Day TIime Course #
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking & Intermediate Composition MW 1700 - 2010 CRN 85762
COMS 103 Oral Communication MW 1700 - 2010 CRN 85569
PSYC 101 General Psychology TTh 1700 - 2021 CRN 85310

Students on active duty or reserve duty may petition for a "military" withdrawal. This withdrawal is not calculated in the determination of academic progress and is noted on the student's academic record.


Requesting Transcripts:

Please visit our Transcripts website for more information on how to order your official transcripts.


Tutoring Services:

Tutoring Services are made available through the campus Academic Success Center (ASC). Please visit the ASC site for more information. 


Getting on Base (Civilian):

If you do not possess a United States Government Common Access Card (CAC) or Department of Defense Form 1173 Identification and Privilege Card, you must follow these steps to receive a temporary base pass. Please click here for the MCAS Miramar Base Access Steps and Protocol.


General Information

Advanced registration is advised.  Courses are open to the general public. Contact your college representative for additional information at the following location:

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS)


Helpful Videos/Guides:

Please visit the following link for more video tutorials on how to utilize the different functions of your mySDCCD portal- (setting up your portal, registering for classes, resetting your password):

https://mysdccd.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MYS/pages/362577921/mySDCCD+Help+Videos 

For more guides on navigating your portal, please visit the following link:

https://mysdccd.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MYS/pages/231571461/College%2BStudent%2BGuides 


Accreditation

San Diego Miramar College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

Miramar College is approved by the office of Private Postsecondary Education for the training of veterans as well as by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Immigration Service for international student education. Courses paralleling university-level work are accepted by the University of California, the California State Universities, and by other universities and colleges.

Miramar College is also approved by the California State Department of Education. In addition, certain programs at Miramar College hold special accreditation:

  • Child Development—National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Emergency Medical Technician—Emergency Medical Services Agency
  • Fire Protection Technology—National fire
  • Protection Association (NFPA) standards based CA State Fire Marshal's Office Regional Accredited
  • Training Program (RATP); International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); National Professional Qualifications Board (PROBOARD) Accreditation
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Training—CA Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services; National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Individuals interested in the institution's accreditation and program approvals may gain an opportunity to review documents describing these activities from the President's Office. These Documents will be available for such review at any mutually convenient time during regular business hours, and an appropriate interpretation of their contents will be provided if requested.

Specific programs at Miramar College may also be certified or approved for specialized training as follows:

  • Administration of Justice— California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC); Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
  • Automotive— National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF); Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Smog Inspection and Repair Certification; American Honda Motors
  • Certification; NC3 Certification; Toyota Motors Sales Certification
  • Aviation Operations—Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141
  • Aviation Maintenance—Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147
  • Basic Skills/ELAC Lab Instructional Assistant Program—National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) Advanced Certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician—American Heart Association (AHA); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
  • Fire Protection Technology—Cal Fire San Diego Unit; California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG); Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)
  • Liberal Arts—Military Installation Voluntary Education Revise (MIVER) for Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar
  • Paralegal—American Bar Association (ABA) approved

San Diego Miramar College refrains from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. Additionally, San Diego Miramar College refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts, including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.