Laney College

New Students- START HERE!

New Students- START HERE!

Welcome to Laney College! On behalf of the VRC, we are proud that you chose Laney College to pursue your academic goals. The VRC is dedicated to helping veterans and their families succeed!

Steps for New Students:

The following steps are required BEFORE submitting a certification request and all documents/steps must be completed before we can certify your enrollment with the VA.

  1. Complete a Veterans Affairs Application for Education Benefits.
  2. Complete an application for admission to Laney College.
    1. Create an OpenCCC account
      2. Explore the tools in MyPath
      3. Complete CCCApply Application on MyPath. Takes about 30 minutes.
      4. Continue to explore MyPath
  3. After you complete the steps above, if you have attended courses at another college, please email the transcripts to Jean Carey at
  4. Meet with our assigned VA counselor, Kimm Blackwell to develop your Student Educational Plan. *Please note: Ms. Blackwell will be out of the office until August 23rd. To schedule an online appointment with another counselor, please click HERE.
  5. Submit required documentation listed below to Jean Carey at
    1. DD214 (Member-4 Copy)
    2. Copy of your VA Letter Of Eligibility
    3. Complete the following VRC Intake Form
    4. Meet with VA counselor to develop Student Educational Plan or submit a copy of your Student Educational Plan if you already developed one.
    5. View the required VRC orientation video:

      Upon completion, please submit a copy of the VRC orientation completion certificate.

*Please note: Failure to submit the required documentation will result in delaying your certification process.*