Pursuit of Education/Grades
Each college instructor has developed his or her own attendance policy. You are responsible to become familiar with each instructor’s policy and to conform to that policy.
The VA requires you to be enrolled in classes in the program you are pursuing and to make satisfactory progress. Satisfactory progress is determined by the instructor, therefore, if your instructor considers your attendance unsatisfactory, your certification and benefits will be affected.
The VA classifies grades as either punitive or non-punitive. Punitive grades are any grades that count toward your grade point average (A, B, C, D or F). Non-punitive grades are any grades that do not count toward your grade point average (N or W). The VA will not pay for non-punitive grades (absent mitigating circumstances). Therefore, you cannot be certified for a course for which you will be receiving a non-punitive grade. This would include courses you will “test-out” of or courses you “audit”.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.