Getting Started

Application Process

  1. Start by applying to Fresno City College
  2. Process your Education Benefits

First: Become a student

  1. Apply to Fresno City College
    • Apply online, two days later you will be emailed a student I.D. number.
  2. Complete the Online Orientation
    • Please be sure to also complete the online orientation and to create your WebAdvisor, Canvas, and Student Email accounts. A student ID Number is required to open the Student Orientation.
  3. Applying for Financial Aid (optional):
    • Apply on-line at It is recommended that you apply for the Board of Governors Grant fee waiver which will cover tuition, but is optional.
  4. English & Math Placement Test
    • Not required if Math and English classes have been completed at any prior college or AP courses in high school.
    • Scores are required before visiting with the Veteran counselor. These free tests are administered at the FCC Assessment Center
  5. Prior College Transcript Credit Evaluation
    • Transcripts from all prior colleges must be requested by student and received at FCC before you may be seen by a counselor.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be used to move on to step three until the official transcripts arrive.

Second: Process your education benefits

Choose a chapter and follow our checklists.

Please contact our office, the Veterans Resource Center, to get started right away and receive benefits advice.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 35: Veterans Dependents

Chapter: 1606 Selected Reserves

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website.