VA Standards of Academic Progress

Academic progress will be measured at the end of each evaluation period. Failure by a student to maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 for any evaluation period will result in that student being placed on probation. Failure by the student to attain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 during the probation period will result in academic suspension (termination of veteran’s benefits) for one term. The interruption will be reported to the Veterans Administration within 30 calendar days of the change in status using VA Form 22-1999b.

Veterans who are reinstated for benefits after academic suspension who fail to attain a GPA of at least 2.0 during that term will be placed on academic dismissal for two terms. Reinstatement after dismissal may be granted only if mitigating circumstances exist.

Mitigating Circumstances: Mitigating circumstances are those which directly hinder pursuit of a course and which are judged to be beyond the student’s control. The following are some general categories of mitigating circumstances. This list is not all-inclusive:

  • Serious illness of the veteran
  • Serious illness or death in the veteran’s immediate family
  • Emergency financial obligations or change of place of employment or work schedule which preclude pursuit of the course.
  • Unanticipated changes in child-care responsibilities
  • Active duty military service, including active duty for training.