Institutional Standards of Progress for Students Receiving Veterans Benefits

The following information applies only to VA-assisted students and is not applicable to other students. In order for the Veteran Student Services Office to submit a student’s certification to receive VA educational benefits, the following standards apply:

  1. VA-assisted students are required to immediately report any withdrawals from school, reduction of credit load, repetition of courses, and/or any changes in major or curriculum. Students who receive a failing grade must notify the Veteran Student Services Office of their last attendance date in the class.
  2. VA-assisted students are required to follow the university’s Academic Proficiency Standards outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.
  3. If a VA-assisted student is terminated, that student may ­ certify for VA benefits only after he or she meets the minimum GPA standards as outlined in NMU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.
  4. These standards are subject to change through legislative or administrative action of the federal government, and such changes shall supersede this section.

In addition, VA-assisted students must also meet the minimum academic standards as set forth by Northern Michigan University in order to continue their enrollment.