Purpose Statement

CSU Channel Islands’ Veterans Affairs Program assists prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in transitioning and engaging with the campus community to ensure successful progress towards degree completion and on to their career goals.

Contact Information

Jay Derrico, Veterans Affairs Program Coordinator
Phone: (805) 437-2745
Email: jay.derrico@csuci.edu

Location:  Veterans Resource Center, Bell Tower Room 1518
Phone: (805) 437-FLAG (3524)
Fax: (805) 437-2084
Email: veterans.services@csuci.edu 
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kristin Hronek, VA Certifying Official
Phone: (805) 437-2750
Email: kristin.hronek@csuci.edu

Location:  Enrollment Center, Sage Hall Room 1020
Phone: (805) 437-8500
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Deployment Process

Admitted students will be able to roll over their application during the duration of their compulsory service that prohibits them from attending CI as planned. Admitted applicants will retain the catalog rights for the original year for which they were admitted. They will also be granted an extended leave of absence and must begin attending CI within 12 months after being released from compulsory duties. Students should notify the CI Admissions office of their plans for returning to campus as soon as possible.

Students must submit to the Admissions office proof of compulsory service that prohibits them from attending CI prior to departure or within 12 months after being released from compulsory duties. Reservists must show proof by providing activation orders; active duty military must provide a letter from a commanding officer.

(Coded Memo AA-2010-12)

Deferment Process

Student veterans who are receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and who have submitted approval of benefits in a timely manner preceding the semester, will receive a deferral of payment until benefit monies have been paid to the University.

Specific questions regarding account balances and charges may be directed to Student Business Services at (805) 437-8810.

Credits Policy

Students shall be granted credit toward their Baccalaureate degree based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.  Three units of General Education Area E credit will be awarded for military basic training with any additional credit for basic training recommended by the ACE Guide given as free electives.

Up to 30 credits may be awarded as a combination of free electives based on ACE recommendations and/or the following specific credits:

  1. Three to four units of General Education Area C3a credit will be awarded for Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center proficiency exams based on ACE’s guidelines in the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training. Any additional credit for language proficiency recommended by the ACE Guide will count as free electives.
  2. Major or other General Education credit may be awarded by petition. 

For more information, please see the Military Credit Policy. (PDF, 335KB)

Students should contact Records and Registration for instructions on receiving credit.