Community College of Philadelphia can help your achieve your academic and career goals. Veterans, spouses and dependents may qualify to receive a monthly allowance toward tuition, allowing you to earn a college education for less. Follow the steps to enrollment below to get started.
If you have questions, please stop by the Veterans Resource Center in the Bonnell Building, Room 43 on Main Campus or contact us at 267-299-5897 (Fax: 267-299-5805) or email.
How to Apply
Complete an Admissions Application
You will receive an acknowledgement email within 3-5 business days with your student identification number and confirmation that your application has been received. This email will also link you to a personalized VIP page which will highlight your next steps in the application process.
Note: When completing the application for admission, your permanent address is the place you return to after a temporary absence including time served in the military.
If you have questions, please email us or call 215-751-8010.
Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans Education Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different programs for individuals who meet specific qualifications.
Once you have identified the program for which you are qualified, apply through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) at. You can request that a form be mailed to you by calling 1.888.GIBILL.1.
Next, submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility, which you receive from the VA, to the Veterans Resource Center at the College.
You must also file a Community College of Philadelphia Veterans Registration Certification Form at the start of each semester you wish to use the benefits to:
Veterans School Certifying Official
1700 Spring Garden Street, Room MG-19
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact Laura McBride
You may also qualify for additional state and federal financial aid. Go to the U.S. Department of Education's website to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Community College of Philadelphia's Federal School Code is 003249.
If you have additional questions, please email the Office of Financial Aid.
Your MyCCP account contains critical information, including your financial aid status, registration information and your College-assigned email, so please remember to check your account on a regular basis. You will need your student ID number and social security number or portal access number to access your College-assigned login information.
Satisfy Your Placement Requirement
Your placement levels—in writing, reading and math—are used to determine if you will be placed into college-level courses or if you first need to enroll in developmental classes or pre-college workshops.
Placement is satisfied by submitting one of the following:
- You have an official transcript indicating you earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math with a grade of "C" or higher at an accredited U.S. college or university.
- You take a placement test at the College's Main Campus or one of our Regional Centers. Learn more about the placement test. You may schedule your placement test online through your MyCCP account.
Your transcripts should be emailed or mailed to:
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Transfer Credit and Placement Office, MG-17
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Register for Classes
Schedule your registration appointment through your MyCCP account. In this appointment you will meet with a counselor to talk about your placement level and/or college transcripts, and desired program of study and to create your class schedule.
You will need to pay tuition and fees by the payment deadline to preserve your class schedule. You can view your many payment options here.
Transfer Students: You must request a copy of your official transcripts from prior accredited institutions and submit them with a Transcript Evaluation Request Form.
We have provided an overview of the requirements necessary to be eligible for the VA benefits programs approved by Community College of Philadelphia. Please read the descriptions of the requirements listed below to determine which program you qualify for. Click on the name of each program to access a comprehensive webpage with detailed information about that program.
Montgomery G. I. Bill (Chapter 30)
Montgomery G. I. Bill - Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32) and Vietnam Era G.I. Bill (Chapter 34)
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
Local Philadelphia Veterans Benefit Office
Veterans Administration Office
5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
Local Veterans Administration Hospital
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Veterans Work Study Program
Veterans Administration Regional Office - Buffalo, N.Y.
Work Study Program