Veterans Veterans

Veterans

 

Welcome to FCC Veteran and Military Services (VMS).  We are excited to work with you as you pursue your educational and career goals. 
 

Getting Started

  • Schedule an intake appointment with our office.  
     
    • If you have already applied for a VA Educational Benefit and have a Certificate of Eligibility or a Vocational Rehab form 1905, please bring it to your Intake Appointment.
    • Please bring a copy of your DD214 (Service 2 or Member 4).

  • All veterans planning to use VA Educational Benefits must have their official military transcripts and any prior college transcripts submitted to the Records and Registration Center for evaluation of transferrable credit. FCC will accept up to 45 credits in military and other transfer credits toward an FCC program of study. Official military transcript requests may be made via the following links:
     

  • Attend the Veteran and Military Services Orientation program for new students. (Details will be provided at your intake appointment.)

Advising

VMS staff provide academic advising services to our student veterans. We will work with you to identify your academic and career goals and assist you in developing a plan to meet those goals.  If you have already completed an intake appointment with us, schedule an Advising Appointment with our office to develop a plan and to register for your classes.
 

Paying for College

As student veteran, you may have several options to consider for financing your education. The VMS staff will discuss the various options with you during your appointment.  

   

Priority Registration

Veterans may be eligible for Priority Registration. Those eligible for Priority Registration include Active duty, Reservists, and National Guard members and veterans who have received an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion of military service (eligibility applies only within 15 years after last active duty date). To participate in Priority Registration, students must provide documentation of their service. Veterans may provide a copy of their DD214 showing an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion.

Application for Priority Registration
 

Current Students

  • Student veterans should regularly check the FCC Veteran and Military Services Blackboard Site for information and updates.

  • Students receiving VA education benefits through Montgomery GI (MGIB) will not receive their monthly payment until they have certified their enrollment via Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).  This must be done monthly.

Commencement

Veterans/Reservist/National Guard and Active Duty Military graduates should contact VMS (Annapolis Hall, A109) to request the Military Cord for the Commencement ceremony. See the Commencement page for other important reminders.

 




Contact Us

Contact Us


If you have any questions about any of our services, please reach out to one of our Veteran and Military Service members.  All new students are required to set up an intake appointment.

 
Rachel Nachlas
Director of Veteran and Military Services
Annapolis Hall (A-109A)
Phone: 301.624.2836
Fax: 240.629.7822
Amy Coldren
Veteran and Military Services Academic Advisor
Annapolis Hall (A-108A)
Phone: 301.624.2838
Fax: 240.629.7822
Tricia Morris
School Certifying Official
Annapolis Hall (A-109)
Phone: 301.846.2632
Fax: 240.629.7822
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Semester Hours
Monday:  8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.