School Closed Mon. February 19th
Shoreline Community College will be closed Mon., February 19th, in observance of Presidents' Day. 
All offices on campus will be closed, and no services will be available to students or the public during this period. The College will reopen for normal operating hours Tues., Feb. 20.

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Getting Started

Steps to Take

 Getting started is a multi-step process at Shoreline. As a student veteran, you have multiple applications to complete. These can be done concurrently. You are advised to start your financial aid application as early as possible due to lengthy processing times.

1. Apply for Admission to Shoreline Community College

» Be sure to mark Veteran on your application

» The application takes 3-5 days to process. Once processed, you will receive an email containing your Student ID number.


2. Apply for your VA Benefits

  • It typically takes 4-6 weeks to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
  • For assistance completing your application, call 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) to speak with an Education Case Manager.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Note: Applying for Financial Aid does not guarantee any award nor does it necessarily mean that you are taking on Student Loans. There are grants and other sources of funding that may be available to you. Financial Aid is meant to be used in conjunction with your GI Bill®.

4. Request official transcripts from previous institutions attended

  • Have all official transcripts (military and college) sent to Shoreline Community College, Enrollment Services, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. 
  • Plan to bring all unofficial transcripts to Veterans Orientation and any subsequent advising appointments.

5. Attend a Student Veterans Orientation Session

  • Call 206-546-4645 to register for a Student Veterans orientation session. Orientation sessions are held every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Bring all required documentation to orientation:

» DD 214 Certificate of Release from Active Duty or a Military I.D.

» Certificate of Eligibility from the VA

» Official or unofficial college and/or military transcripts

6. Meet with your Academic Advisor

  • Following orientation, meet with Rosemary Whiteside, Academic Advisor, for advising.
  • In your initial advising session, you will discuss your education & career goals and complete a planning sheet to guide you in registering for your classes. Rosemary will sign the Veterans Academic Plan for you.
  • Once you have determined your intended area of study, you will be referred to a Faculty Advisor for advising in subsequent quarters.

7. Register for Classes & Pay Tuition

  • Pay your Tuition & Fees:
    • For students with Chapter 33 Post-9/11, Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab, Tuition Assistance, or MyCAA benefits, the VA pays the college directly for your tuition & fees.
    • For all other Chapter benefits, payment for tuition & fees is due within 5 business days following registration of the first day of the quarter, whichever comes first.

Items you must turn in to the Veterans Program Office are:

» A copy of your class schedule (EVERY quarter)

» A Student Responsibility Form (one time only or if you change your degree plan or VA Benefit Chapter)

» A SIGNED Veterans Academic Plan (one time only or if you change your degree plan)


**Failure to submit these items will result in you being dropped from your classes for NON PAYMENT.

**You cannot be certified for your benefits until you have turned in the required documents listed above.

8. Set up your Shoreline email account

 All communication from Shoreline is sent via your Shoreline email account.

9. Buy a parking permit

 Buy your quarterly parking permit or bus pass at the Cashier’s Office, FOSS (5000) Building or at the bookstore (parking passes only).

10. Buy your books

 Buy books in the bookstore or online.

11. Get your student ID

 Get your free student photo ID at the Library. Bring proof of tuition payment or Tuition Deferment and a legal photo ID with you.

12. Find your classes


Find your way around campus using the campus map.

Contact Us
Student Support Programs
FOSS Building, Rm 5226
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Missy Anderson
Certifying Official


Rosemary Whiteside
Veterans Advisor

Monday - Thursday
0800 - 1700

0800 - 1330

 GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.