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New Student Checklist

The process of applying for school, obtaining benefits, determining a major, creating an academic education plan, and attending school can take some time. It's important that you follow these steps to prevent any unnecessary delay in receiving the educational entitlement.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all LATTC services are closed for in-person services. We are remote via email and Zoom


New Student Checklist

  1. Apply for the GI Bill, Veterans Benefits.
  2. Apply to LATTC  
  3. Apply for Financial Aid
    1. Apply by submitting the FAFSA online where you will first need to obtain an FSA ID.
  4. If you have taken coursework elsewhere please have an Official Transcript(s) sent to the Admissions and Records office (note that you cannot hand deliver your transcript, they must be sent from the other academic institution)
    1. Los Angeles Trade Technical College Admissions Office, 400 West Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
  5. Assessment Testing for English/Math (Summer/Fall 2019) - due to the passage of Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705), students are following a new process for enrolling in English and math classes, which include placement into transfer-level English or math classes, transfer-level courses with additional support or one level below transfer.
    1. Create an Academic Educational Plan, the following items are required:
      1. Copy of DD214
      2. Certificate of Eligibility (provided by VA once you are approved for educational benefits)
      3. Unofficial transcripts from other institutions
      4. LATTC Student ID Number
    2. Enroll in Classes (you will only be paid for courses listed on your approved VRC academic educational plan)
    3. Fill out Certification Form immediately after enrolling in classes

(Note: if you add or drop any classes listed on the Certification Form, please let the LATTC SCO’s know at the following email: Failure to do so may result in garnished VA payments.


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