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Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Credit for Military Training

Orange Coast College is approved for training veterans under all applicable laws. The College helps veterans by cooperating with the Veterans Administration and the California State Department of Veterans Affairs. OCC establishes policies and programs for educating veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Under Title 5, Section 55024, members of the service called to active duty during a semester in which they are enrolled, may petition to withdraw under special circumstances. The withdrawal will be posted as “MW”- Military Withdrawal on the student’s transcript and will be non-punitive, which means that it will not count in the student's grade point average nor will it count towards academic or progress probation/disqualification. Students with orders to report during a semester in which they are enrolled should contact Veterans Services. The Office of Veterans Services is located on the first floor of Watson Hall and resources and staff contact information can be found on the Orange Coast College's Veterans Services website.

OCC recognizes and grants academic credit to veterans for eligible military service and training credit completed in the armed forces (refer to the Credit for Prior Learning policies for more detailed information).