Policies for Veterans

Residency

Beginning spring 2015, any individual using Veteran Educational Benefits possessing a Department of Veteran Affairs Certificate of Eligibility will receive Delta College in-district residency classification.

Priority registration

Military veterans and dependent students who have received VA educational benefits at Delta College for at least one semester and have attended Delta College within the last two years, will be allowed to register one day earlier than the regularly scheduled registration period. 

Contact the Veteran Services Office staff at veterans@delta.edu or phone 989-686-9465 for questions relating to registration priority. 

LW/LWT credit for military training

You will receive credit for LW 221 (2 credits) and LWT electives (2 credits) for your military training.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will receive this credit by requesting your transcript through Joint Service Transcripts.

Air Force personnel order official transcripts through Air University

You cannot be certified to the VA for LW courses because they are awarded to you by Delta. Credit for military training is not available to Chapter 35 dependents

Academic progress (probation/dismissal)

The Veteran's Administration requires that all recipients of veteran education benefits maintain progress toward their stated academic degree. Therefore, all veterans and persons receiving benefits must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to remain eligible for VA benefits. A veteran who allows her/his GPA to fall below 2.0 will be placed on probation. A veteran will be allowed two semesters to bring their cumulative GPA up to 2.0. If the veteran fails to do so, the VA will be notified of unsatisfactory progress. Enrollment will not be certified to the VA. Certifications may resume once the cumulative GPA has reached 2.0.

Enrollment information

It is suggested that VA students discuss any changes they plan on making to their schedules with their Delta VA rep prior to making those changes. This can prevent errors that may negatively affect benefits.

Audit grade option
The VA will not pay for courses that you receive audit (X) grades. The VA may ask you for repayment for these courses.

Dropping a course
If you drop a course or stop attending, notify the Delta Veteran Services Office as soon as possible. You may be asked by the VA for repayment if an overpayment situation occurs.

Pass/no credit grade option
The VA will not pay for courses in which you receive a pass (P) or no credit (NC) grade (non-punitive grades). The VA will ask for repayment for these courses. Consult with your VA representative prior to taking a Pass/No Credit on a course.

Program evaluation
The VA will only pay for courses that are required for your declared degree program. Courses that you register for, but are not on your Program Evaluation on MyDelta, will require approval in writing from your academic advisor/counselor that the course(s) will be applicable to your degree program.

Repeating a course
Courses that are failed or for which the grade does not meet minimum requirements for graduation may be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated. Courses that are successfully completed may not be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated.

Schedule changes
Report all class schedule changes (adds or section changes, and drops with last date of attendance), to the Delta Veteran Services Office.

Verifying enrollment
Chapter 30 and 1606 students must verify with the VA, either by phone, 877-823-2378, or on the web, Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE), that you are still attending class. The earliest this can be done is the last calendar day of the each month that you have been in attendance (it doesn't matter if it's a Sunday or holiday). 

Chapter 33 students must verify enrollment, monthly. Please sign up with the VA Education Customer Service at 888-442-4551.  For additional information about the new enrollment process, please review the FAQs (PDF).

Chapters 35 and 31 do not have to verify at the end of each month.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
989–686–9000
info@delta.edu