Welcome Veterans!

We are excited for you to join the SBVC Community and are here to help you get started. Use the information below to complete the steps to apply and enroll at SBVC and start receiving your veteran educational benefits benfits. 

Steps to Apply


To begin your application, visit opencccapply.net and create a new account.

Once you are signed in, select "San Bernardino Valley College" from the menu.

Complete all 7 steps of the application, and submit!

Next, you can fill out the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid), which helps determine your financial need and aid eligiblity.

To receive the highest amount of financial aid, submit your FAFSA as soon as October 1, and before March 2.

Complete or renew your application using the federal school code #001272.

Not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen? Fill out the CA Dream Act Application Instead. To learn more, read this guide.

New students are required to complete Orientation. You can complete the Orientation in SelfService
Guided Self-Placement and Questionnaire. Guided Self-Placement identifies present levels of skill in English, Math, Reading & English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners. You will not be denied admission based on results! Complete the "Online Placement (SBVC)" in SelfService

Meet with a counselor to develop your Educational Plan. A counselor is a valuable resource to help reach your goals! Schedule a same-day appointment by visiting General Counseling or call 909-384-4404 (First-come, first-served basis).

If you have completed a pre-requisite at another college a counselor can help clear you for registration.

Confirm your Priority Registration date in your SelfService account.

How to register for classes in SelfService.

There are several potential Educational benefits you may qualify for as a Veteran, service member, or qualified family member. Visit the SBVC Veterans Affairs Office to learn how to complete the appropriate forms to process claims for educational benefits.

How to Receive & Retain Your Veterans Benefits

Get Help with Applying to SBVC

Our Veteran's Resource Office has a Veteran's Representative from Admissions & Records to assist you with any questions concerning veteran educational benefits or enrolling at San Bernardino Valley College.

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