Steps to Getting Started

A. Have you signed up for Veterans Educational Benefits?

  •  If NO, go to: www.vets.gov/education/apply and click “Apply for Benefits”
  •  If YES, submit a “Change of School” form: www.vets.gov/education/apply and click “Manage Benefits”
  •  Once your application is processed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will send you an updated “Certificate of Eligibility” (COE) via U.S. Mail.  Bring your COE and your DD214 to your first counseling appointment.

B. Become a Merritt College Student

  • If you haven’t already, apply to be a Merritt College student here: https://www.opencccapply.net/cccapply-welcome?cccMisCode=344
  • When your application downloads successfully, you will get a confirmation email congratulating you on joining Merritt College.
  • Your “Welcome email” contains instructions to create a password-protected account in Student Campus Solutions.  Student Campus Solutions is the electronic system you will use to add and drop classes, view your grades, etc.
  • In Student Campus Solutions, you will be assigned a Student ID number.  Bring your student ID number and your password when you come to your first counseling appointment.
  • If you have trouble with any of the above steps, you can get help in the Merritt College Welcome Center, Monday – Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Click HERE to join in!

C.  Complete the “New Student Enrollment” steps

Welcome to Merritt College – we look forward to helping you plan this next phase of your life!