If you are receiving veterans benefits the Veterans Certifying officer is located in the Veterans Center (Daytona Campus, Building 130, Room 124). The Veterans Certifying officer, Wanda Bailey can be reached at 386-506-3545 and the Veteran Center Coordinator, John Darnell can be reached at 386-506-3065.
Welcome Student Veteran
We are proud to have you as a student at Daytona State College, and greatly appreciate your service to our nation. We are pleased you have decided to make Daytona State College a part of your life. We know leaving the military and starting a new life as a student can be extremely challenging. We would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals and to get the most out of your college education.
In order to facilitate your success we want to be sure you know what resources and information are available that meet your unique needs as a veteran and a student. Below you will find a list of services that you will need during your time at Daytona State College. You are welcome to contact anyone in the departments however many of the areas below have identified a contact that can specifically assist veterans with questions.
The college has implemented a process to insure that all veterans receive registration priority each semester regardless of the number of credits attempted.
Do you have a Purple Heart or Other Superior Combat Decoration? Click here for important information.
Click here for information on the number of Veteran students at DSC per year and semester.
The Daytona State College Admissions Office is the front line of the enrollment process, and should almost always be the first stop for students who wish to admit or readmit to the college. We do our best to help new students navigate the enrollment process and provide ongoing support for continuing students.
The Admissions staff is responsible for organizing and promoting college recruitment and community events, processing applications and transcripts, making residency determinations, maintaining student demographic information, and preparing students to follow through on the required steps to complete the process of enrollment
Important Documents required for the Admissions Department
- Application for Admission
- Complete online
- Download and submit via mail, fax, or email
- Complete in person and turn in to an Admissions Advisor
- Florida-issued driver license or ID card
- Florida voter registration card
- Vehicle registration
- Active Duty military orders / discharge paperwork
- High school, GED, or notarized Home School Affidavit
- Postsecondary transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions
- Military education transcripts (optional)
Our Specialists in Assessment Services (aka the Test Center) are here to assist you throughout your college experience. Assessment services are responsible for:
- Administering exams from placement for new students through completion of Daytona State College programs.
- Offer the GED exam.
- Offer exams for Distance learning and specialized programs.
- The CLEP (College Level Exam Program) allows individuals to earn credit by exam if you have equivalent prior learning in the test area. Qualified military personnel may have some CLEP fees waived. For information about the CLEP test visit: www.collegeboard.com/clep.
- Military personnel may also receive credit for some classes through our APLE (Assessment of Prior Learning Experience) program.
- Credit may be received for classes based on certain training completed while in the military. Proper documentation is required such as DD214 or military transcripts.
The mission of the Academic Advising Department is to provide students information that will help them make informed educational decisions and to encourage them to be proactive in planning their education in a manner that will ensure their academic success. At Academic Advising you will be able to obtain information on and assistance in several key areas as you start or continue your academic career.
Your academic advisor will be able to provide specific information and guidance in the following areas:
- Placement test score analysis
- Retest slips for P.E.R.T.
- Help with Math and English placement (for transfer students)
- Program guide information
- Program specific requirements
- Course suggestions
- Assistance with advising and probation holds
- General information on what is available to you during your time at Daytona State College
You are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester. Advisors can be found on every Daytona State campus. A list of Academic Advisors can be found at: www.DaytonaState.edu/advising. Online students can get assistance via email. Just email advising@DaytonaState.edu using your Falconmail email account and an advisor will be happy to assist you. Please include your student ID number on your email. Due to Federal Privacy laws we do not advise students through personal email accounts.
For more information or assistance contact John Darnell (Daytona - located in the Veteran's Center) at (386) 506-3065 email: darnelj@DaytonaState.edu , Bruce Warner (Deltona) at: (386) 798-7328 email: email@example.com , Keith Collins (New Smyrna Beach) at: (386) 423-6308 email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Joan Bockmiller (Deland) at (386) 785-2218 email: email@example.com
Financial Aid Services
The Financial Aid counselors listed below serve as Certifying officials for Daytona State College. Their responsibilities include:
- Assisting veterans with completing the necessary paperwork to apply for and receive G.I. bill benefits for attending school.
- Notify the Veteran’s Administration via a process called certification of a VA student’s current dates of enrollment, degree program and number of credit hours taken during that period.
- Inform the veteran of the rules and regulations they must adhere to in order to maintain eligibility for benefits.
- Assist veterans with completing the necessary paperwork to receive federal aid.
Check out the Financial Aid website at: www.DaytonaState.edu/finaid and click on the Veterans link. There you will find information about GI Bill benefits, how to apply for benefits, and other rules and regulations that govern your GI Bill benefits.
If you still have questions about your benefits please contact Wanda Bailey: (386) 506-3545 email - Baileyw@DaytonaState.edu
The Career Placement Center helps our students explore and define career and educational goals that will assist them in securing employment. Our main priority is to help currently enrolled students and alumni prepare for job searching in their field of studies or secure part-time or temporary work while going to school.
Our services include:
- Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
- Interview Simulation
- Job Search Assistance
- Career Events
- Career Interest Inventories
- Career Research
Falcon Veteran Society
“Yesterday’s Warriors, Today’s Scholars, and Tomorrow’s Leaders”
All Veterans will strive for academic excellence and succeed to graduation. No matter the service we welcome you to the Daytona State College Falcon Veterans Society Club. We are a chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). A college degree seems to be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) makes that goal a reality. Daytona State College Falcon Veterans Society mission is to provide veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education. We are like any other club at Daytona State College, but our ranks have much more than citizens. They include heroes. Come join the Falcon Veterans Society so you can take part of activities, and have the chance to help other veterans in need.
For more information contact John McNeeley at: (386) 246- 4808 or by email at: McneelJ@DaytonaState.edu
Daytona State College Counseling Services provides a variety of services in order to enhance students’ educational experience and assist students to define and accomplish personal, career, and academic goals and overcome behavioral difficulties.
- Personal counseling
- Academic counseling
- Career counseling
One on One Counseling: is short-term focused on stabilization, and assisting students to return to their normal functioning. Students identify specific goals to be accomplished. Duration of individual counseling will be three sessions.
More complex issues that require long-term therapy will be referred to a community licensed mental health counselor in Volusia/Flagler for continuation of care.
Most important, the Daytona State College mission is to assist students in maintaining a healthy personal, social, cultural, and professional life.
Student Disability Services
Daytona State College is committed to providing equality of services for qualified students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities, in compliance with the American with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 as it relates to higher education.
There is a Student Disability Services office located on each DSC campus. Students are responsible for contacting the disability office to register, and must provide proper documentation in a timely manner. Upon receipt of a request for services and receiving the appropriate documentation, the student disability advisor works with the student to provide and arrange the most suitable and reasonable accommodations.
Examples of Services provided:
- Accommodations are individually determined.
- Alternative Classroom Testing.
- Adaptive equipment, computer lab assistive technology.
- American Sign Language Interpreters (ASL)
Daytona State College writing centers is the hub of writing at Daytona State, promoting all genres and stages of writing and helping students, staff, and faculty achieve their writing-related goals by providing the resources they need to continually build upon their abilities.
The Writing Center is here to help you:
- Achieve your writing goals
- Brainstorm, revise, and edit
- Format in MLA, APA, and other styles
- Break through writer's block
- Write with confidence!
Appointments & Contact Info
Consultations start every half-hour & last up to 50 minutes. If you make an appointment in advance, you're guaranteed someone to work with, but you can always walk-in to see if someone is available immediately. You can check the Writing Center’s FAQ to learn more about what to expect when you meet with a Writing Center learning specialist.
The Writing Center is located on the Daytona Campus in Bldg. 200, Rm. 107. Please visit www.DaytonaState.edu/cwc For appointments contact: (386) 506-3297.
Academic Support Center
The mission of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is to promote learning and help students achieve their potential by providing the resources they need to become successful, independent learners.
The Academic Support Centers are computer-based facilities located on the Daytona Beach Campus and all regional campuses. The centers are designed to supplement classroom teaching and learning. In addition to computer-assisted instruction, the Centers offer tutoring and learning sessions, supplemental instruction, and workshops in an environment where students, faculty, and staff collaborate for academic success.
Tutoring and Learning Sessions
Tutoring is free to all Daytona State College (DSC) students, and provided by professional tutors and peer tutors. Professional tutors are degreed and highly skilled, and peer tutors are recommended by faculty, and must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on the subjects that they will be teaching. In addition, DSC faculty also spends some of their office hours in the ASC to provide tutoring to students.
Tutoring is provided on most courses in both face-to-face and virtual settings and students can come for tutoring at any time when the centers are open and an appointment is not required. However, there is also a scheduled tutoring (learning sessions) for specific subjects. Center schedules and learning sessions’ times and days are posted on the ASC Website at www.DaytonaState.edu/ASC.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides academic support for students enrolled in difficult required courses. Trained students and faculty work together through a learner-centered approach of peer study and faculty mentoring. An experienced student leads the SI study sessions and uses course material to model positive study and organizational skills to peers. SI is offered in subjects such as Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Organic Chemistry.
The Academic Support Center offers a wide variety of free workshops on topics designed to help students succeed at Daytona State College. Workshops provide techniques and strategies in areas such as time management, study-skills and computer basics. Workshops are offered throughout the year and are led by either faculty or Academic Support Center staff.
A few examples of the workshops that the ASC offers include Note Taking and Studying, Stress Management, Testing Strategies, Computer Basics and File Management, PowerPoint Basics, LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory), Navigating Online Programs, and other computer and technical skills.
Student Employment Opportunity
Students can also work at the ASC as a First Impression Clerk or peer tutor. We continuously look for student employees, and it is a great place to get some work experience as the centers are always busy with students needing help. Our minimum requirement for the peer tutor position is at least a 3.0 GPA on the subject that they will be tutoring and that they must be recommended by a faculty member.
This website is a work in progress and will continue to be updated with more information. If you have suggestions about content or concerns please feel free to email them to: Dr. LeeAnn Davis at davisl@DaytonaState.edu