Veteran student enrollment must be certified by the college in order to receive VA benefits. All veteran students must contact the Veterans Affairs Office when initially enrolling and each semester thereafter.
Veteran students must be enrolled in an official degree program to receive benefits and the program must be approved for veterans education by the State Department of Education's Committee on Veteran's Education. Be sure you enroll in the correct program.
Certifications are done after the official Drop/Add period. Changes in classes after the Drop/Add period may result in benefit adjustments retroactive to the beginning of the semester.
Veteran students are to be certified only for those courses which apply to the graduation requirements of the program; electives can not exceed the specified elective hours in the program. The college catalog will help you determine what courses you need and what courses will be certified.
Course substitutions may be made with proper approval, but the student is expected to proceed satisfactorily through the curriculum outline toward graduation.
Prior training must be evaluated and the appropriate credit granted by the College, the official program must then be shortened appropriately. Students failing to have transcripts submitted could lose their benefits.
To have military experience evaluated you must fill out a request for evaluation of transfer credit at the Admissions and Records Office at either campus along with your transcripts and DD 214.
Veteran students are authorized to repeat classes for VA benefits only if they are repeating an "F" grade (since the course is required for graduation) or if the minimum passing grade (i.e., "C") is required for progression in the program.
At the end of each semester, a student's satisfactory progress is checked. If the grade point average falls below the minimum requirement, the veteran's benefits may be terminated.