Student Veteran

If you are a current service member (active, guard, or reserve), a veteran, or a military affiliated family member please contact our Service Member / Veteran Liaison, Michelle Callender at or 937.393.3431 x3514.

Currently Accepting Applications for:

  • Spring Semester 2022-2023 – Semester begins January 9, 2023
  • Summer Semester 2022-2023 – Semester begins May 22, 2023
  • Fall Semester 2023-2024 – Semester begins August 21, 2023

Steps to Apply

Step 1 – Apply for Admission to SSCC

There is no fee or deadline to submit the application for admission.

Step 2 – Transfer Credits

If you have attended another college or university, please have an official transcript sent to:

  • Office of Admissions
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133

Earn college credits from your military training/school.

Step 3 – Schedule your Placement Assessment

Schedule your Placement Assessment by calling 800.628.7722 ext 2607 or 2825.

Step 4 – Apply for your Veteran Benefits

Apply for your GI Bill at:, and send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the Veteran/Service Member Liaison.

Step 5 – Complete your VA Benefits Intent Form

An intent form is required to be completed and submitted for each academic year you request to be certified. If you do not have a completed intent form on file, your courses enrolled cannot be certified to VA for funding.

Step 6 – Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Continue to Financial Aid.

Step 7 – Meet with an Academic/Career Advisor

Please call 800.628.7722 ext 2825 to schedule an appointment with the Advising Center. Make sure to ask your advisor if you can apply for Prior Learning Assessment credit (receive credits for your work experience).

Step 8 – Contact the Veteran/Service Member Liaison

Contact Southern State's Service Member/Veteran Liaison, Michelle Callender, at 800.628.7722 x3514,, or the Certifying Office at 800.628.7722 x2616.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Veterans Crisis Line

Military personnel and veterans can dial 1(800)273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone now. Veterans can start a confidential online chat session at Veterans can send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder now.

VA, PTSD National Center - Awareness Resources

The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Visit for more information.