While most classes at Chemeketa begin the first week of the term and end the last week of the term, some classes do not. These shorter classes have the potential to reduce the amount of benefits you receive. If one or more of your classes meet less than the full length of the term, VA regulations require that the actual beginning and ending dates of the class must be reported when your benefits are certified each term.
As an example, during an 11 week term, if you take a 4 credit science class, a 4 credit math class and a 1 credit PE class that begin the first week of term and end the last week of the term and you also enroll in a five week long 3 credit computer class that begins the 6th week of the term and ends at the end of the 10th week of the term:
You will be certified at the 3/4 time rate (9-11 credits) for the first 5 weeks of the term, at the full time rate (12 or more credits) for the 5 weeks the class is in session and at the 3/4 time rate for the last week of the term.
If you have questions regarding classes that meet part of the term, please contact Chemeketa Veterans' Services.