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Course and Degree Approval

A course of education, including the class schedules of a resident course not leading to a standard college degree, offered by a school must be approved by the State Approving Agency for the state in which the school is located, or by the State Approving Agency which has appropriate approval authority, or where appropriate, by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 3672).

The State Approving Agency, upon determining that a school has complied with all the requirements for approval will notify the school by letter setting for the courses which has been approved, and will furnish to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs an official copy of the letter and attachments and any subsequent amendments.  The letter of approval for each school will be accompanied by a copy of the catalog or bulletin of the school, as approved by the State Approving Agency (§21.4258).

Course Descriptions

  • Audited courses cannot be certified to VA.

  • Repeated courses that are successfully completed may not be certified to VA. If a program requires a higher grade than achieved, that course may be repeated.

  • Electives can only be certified to VA if the declared major or minor requires elective hours to complete graduation requirements.

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