DCC Office of Veterans' Affairs

Welcome to Danville Community College! DCC Campus is a “Military Friendly Campus,” and this office is dedicated to helping eligible veterans, dependents, reservists, guardsmen, and disabled veterans (service connected) in the pursuit of education, be it higher education, retraining, vocational skills or just life long learning. We will assist veterans in using their earned Veterans benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

If you are a veteran wanting to start or restart your education, please see our Veterans Specialist, Dr. Carl Amos, located in the counseling department on the first floor of the Wyatt Building on DCC's campus. We look forward to welcoming you home and helping you pursue your educational goals!

Note to those Veterans Called to Active Duty: Refunds, Credits, and Reinstatement as a Result of Military Service

Tuition and Required Fees: should an enrolled student be ordered to active duty (for reservists) or be mobilized (active military) after the census date, he/she should request to be withdrawn and may elect to be deleted from the registration file and be awarded a full refund or to be administratively withdrawn with no refund and assigned a grade of “W”.  Students must contact the Admissions Office and supply his/her name, student identification number, military orders, and request for type of withdrawal.

Academic Credits and Grades: Students who are called to active duty or are mobilized will have the opportunity to receive an incomplete grade ("I") until released from active duty (for reservists) or mobilization (for active military personnel).  All course requirements shall be completed within one year from the date of release from active duty or mobilization.  Students may also be given the option of taking their examinations prior to regularly scheduled times.

Reinstatement: Students who are called to active duty or are mobilized may be reinstated in the same programs of study without having to re-apply for admission if they return to DCC after a cumulative absence of not more than five years so long as the student provides notice of intent to return to the Admissions Office not later than three years after the completion of the period of service.

Academic Residency Requirement for Active Duty Service Members
Danville Community College limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all associate degrees for active-duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.

Keep Track of Your Military Education Credits

Did you know that every military course that you took while on active duty or in training was recorded on a website that you can access? Did you also know that colleges, including DCC, and universities across the United States will evaluate these courses and some will give you credit for the schooling that you have already had while in the service. If there are courses you know you had and they do not appear, there is even a procedure to get those courses entered on the website, to include the courses you are taking now. Check it out. Go to this website and register into the S.M.A.R.T system to keep track of your education at one website.

https://smart.navy.mil/smart/welcome.do

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Student Veterans Organization

Did you know that Danville Community College has a Student Veterans Organization (SVO)? A chapter of the Student Veterans of American (SVA) the SVO is here to allow veterans to have a voice on campus about their needs as well as providing a forum for veterans to socialize and assist one another in adjusting to campus life. The organization membership meets once a month on the Third (3rd) Tuesday of every month from 1100 – 1200 in the Student Center Conference room. Membership is free. Come join us and help us to make veterans voices heard on the DCC campus. Click on the following link below for a membership form. Please drop the form off at the Veterans Affairs Office in the Student Center. We look forward to welcoming you to our ranks. 

Click here for membership form.

If you have any questions concerning the Danville Community College Student Veterans Organization (SVO) you can send email directly to the officers of the organization by sending your email to dccsvo@dcc.vccs.edu.

Please visit the Student Veterans Organization Web Site!     

Personnel Qualifications

Our Financial Aid Director who holds a M.S. in Higher Education, attends conferences and workshops annually to ensure that the college remains current with all training requirements associated with financial aid. Each year, the Financial Aid Director, who also serves as the School Certifying Official, attends the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid (VASFAA), which is an organization of individuals who administer financial aid or are otherwise active in a financial aid-related profession. Starting in 2018, the Financial Aid Director attends the VA Southern & Eastern Regions Veterans’ Education (VASERVES) SCO Conference held every other year. Additionally, the Financial Aid Director, along with the Veteran’s Financial Aid Counselor, attend trainings sponsored by the Virginia Community College System and the State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training.

Recruitment

Danville Community College does not participate in fraudulent or aggressive recruitment of military students including, but not limited to, providing compensation to individuals for securing military enrollments or engaging in high-pressure recruitment tactics.