Veteran Services

RRCC Veteran Services - Honoring Those Who Serve


Welcome to all of our military veterans, those of you still serving, and our military families and friends. At RRCC, we deeply value your service and are dedicated to helping you reach your academic and career goals.

Our Military & Veteran Services Office is prepared to support you through standard college procedures and help you navigate your military education benefits.

Office hours for general questions and resources – Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.
Help selecting courses for Spring 2023 – schedule an appointment with your Pathway Advisor
Log into Navigate or call the Advising Front Desk at (303) 914-6275 to schedule an appointment. 
Watch this short video on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate or Click here for step-by-step directions
Form to request for VA Certification Form Information
For a full list of steps, check out the Military Veteran Student Checklist

Questions? Please call 303-914-6127 email for assistance.

 Military and Veteran Services

The RRCC Military & Veteran Services Department values the transformative power of higher education, recognizing it as a path to wisdom and diverse opportunities. Our mission is to ease the transition from military life to academic success. We achieve this by assisting current and former service members and their families in understanding and utilizing their education benefits. Additionally, we establish connections with on and off-campus resources and strive to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all students.

Services we offer are:

  • Connecting students to campus experts in Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Personal Counseling Services, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, and Career Services
  • Certification of qualifying enrollment to VA .
  • Guidance on how to maximize VA education benefits and navigating tuition assistance.
  • In-person and virtual appointments with your School Certifying Official scheduled through your Navigate account.
  • Referrals to campus and community resources.
  • Support and campus activities to ease the military-to-student transition.
  • Promoting camaraderie among military & veteran students through organized student veteran and military associations and activities
  • Access to the Veteran’s Lounge. A place to study, mingle and learn more about veteran-related events and resources.

Earn College Credit for Prior Learning

It is required for VA education benefits and military tuition assistance that all of the student’s prior education be evaluated for transfer credit.

-    Joint Services Transcripts (JSTs)
Starting Fall 2023, if military and veteran students are using VA education benefits, RRCC will automatically obtain and evaluate their JSTs (covering all branches except Air Force/Space Force) during their first semester. Students who began at RRCC before Fall 2023 will follow the standard transcript evaluation process.

-    Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and all other previous college transcripts will need to follow the standard transcript evaluation process.

Did you know that you could receive additional college credit for knowledge gained through your work and life experiences?   Click here to learn more about Prior Learning Assessment.

RRCC Named a Best for Vets College in 2023

Red Rocks Community College has been selected as one of Military Times' 2023 Best for Vets Colleges!

Military Times surveys hundreds of colleges across the country each year and ranks them in the areas of university culture, academic quality, outcomes, policies, student support and costs, and financial aid.

Red Rocks Community College participates in the Principles of Excellence, 8 Keys to Veterans' Success, and Service Members Opportunity Colleges. 

*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 U.S. government website at