You may repeat a Chemeketa course and request to have the original grade changed to an R. if you receive a higher grade the second time. The first grade must have been punitive (B, C, D, or F). I, M, N, and X are non-punitive grades and cannot be changed to an R which is also non-punitive (meaning that it is not calculated into the GPA).
Both courses must have been taken at Chemeketa. Courses transferred from another institution are not eligible for an R grade. Please be aware that VA only allows payment for punitive grades that are calculated in GPA and apply toward completion of the certified program. If you have ever applied for veterans' educational benefits and have a grade changed to an R, the VA is notified. It will create an overpayment situation for the term the course was originally taken if the reduction due to the R changes your certification status.
Please contact Chemeketa Veterans' Services to discuss the consequences prior to submitting the request form.
If you would like additional information, please contact us at 503.399.5004 or via e-mail. You may also fax us at 503.399.3908.