VA Attendance Pattern Policy

Undergraduate students using Veteran Affairs (VA) educational benefits when registering for courses at Thomas Edison State College on or after July 1, 2014 will be placed in a 12-week (3 month) attendance pattern designed to prevent overlapping terms. For example, if a student begins a 12-week term in July, they will be enrolled from July to September and will not be eligible for VA certification for the August or September terms.  Based on this scenario the attendance pattern for the year would be July to September, October to December, January to March, and April to June. Given Thomas Edison State College offers 12 terms per year, we realize that VA students will not all start at the same time, and as a result, will not follow the same attendance pattern; however, students will still be responsible for following their outlined attendance pattern for the year, so as to avoid any overlapping terms. For example; a VA student who is enrolled August to October will not be eligible for VA certification during the September or October terms.