The VA requires individuals utilizing G.I. Bill education benefits to meet with an academic counselor in order to declare an educational objective. At the appointment, the counselor will create a DegreeWorks Student Education Plan (SEP). which will list all required courses for the student to achieve his/her education goal. During peak times, an abbreviated "first semester plan" may be written, and a follow-up appointment will be required for a full "comprehensive plan." DegreeWorks SEPs are available to students on MyOCC.
Appointments may be scheduled by contacting Veterans Services by phone at 714-432-0202 ext. 26645 or in person on Fridays between 9-12pm. Appointments cannot be made via email. Appointments are scheduled for the following week.