1. Apply for Montgomery GI Bill  

Apply online with VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application.
You may need a few documents to complete
the application.

2. Apply to Cuesta College

New or former students, absent two (2) or more
semesters, excluding summer session must
submit admission application.

3. Submit transcripts

Request official transcripts from all other
colleges/universities attended, including high school.
Request military transcripts online through JST
(Joint Services Transcript) or Credentials Service
for Air Force transcripts.

4. Complete Assessment

English and mathematics assessment testing provides
placement towards achieving your educational goals.

5. Complete Online Orientation

In myCuesta, go to Student tab, Steps to Success channel,
then click on Online Orientation.

6. Complete SEP

Make an appointment with a counselor. Ensure the counselor
knows that you are a veteran and that you are using the GI Bill.

7. Submit DD214

Bring DD214 to the VRC to receive priority registration.

8. Register

Register in myCuesta for classes on your SEP. Only classes
related to your educational goal are eligible for certification.

9. Get Certified

→ Call (805) 546-3142 to make an appointment.
→ Bring in copy of your SEP, DD214, and letter of eligibility.
You must get certified every semester!


You must also certify your attendance at the end of each month via WAVE online.