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, Joyce Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.393.3431 x2840.
Currently Accepting Applications for:
- Fall Semester 2020-2021 – Semester begins August 24, 2020
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.
- Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard have your Joint Service Transcripts sent to SSCC.
- Air Force Veterans have your Community College of the Air Force transcripts sent to SSCC.
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: gibill.va.gov, 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, Joyce Richards, at 800.628.7722 x2840, email@example.com, or the Certifying Office at 800.628.7722 x2616.
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 www.veteranscrisisline.net. 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 www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/index.asp for more information.
- Southern State Community College Veterans and Service Member Policy
- Career Services
- Ohio Department of Veterans Services
- Ohio GI Promise
- Student Veterans of America
- Military Veteran Benefit Options
For service member/veteran support, please contact Joyce Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 937.393.3431 x2840.