If you are new to using a VA education benefit at KSU, please go to our Get Started page.  Each semester you wish to use your benefit, you will need to download, complete, and submit our Request for Certification form.

VA Certifications:

The School Certifying Officials report enrollments, withdrawals, academic dismissals, and graduations to the VA.   

We are required to use the schedule as shown on your Owl Express account, certifying only those classes that are required for your degree program.  

The following information shows the full time equivalent for hours certified to the VA for the current and upcoming semesters: 

Undergraduate Students

PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
15 week 1/8 - 5/6 12 hours
7 week session 1 1/8 - 2/28 5 hours
7 week session 2 2/29 - 4/26 6 hours
eCore Full Term 1/8 - 4/25   12 hours
eCore 8 week session 1 1/8 - 3/2 6 hours
eCore 8 week session 2 3/4 - 4/27    6 hours
PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
May Session 5/13 – 5/24 2 hours
10-Week 5/13 – 7/29 8 hours
8-Week 5/29 – 7/25 6 hours  **see note below
6-Week 6/4 – 7/17 4 hours
4-Week session I 5/30 – 6/27 3 hours
4-Week session II 7/2 – 7/30 3 hours
eCore 5/20 – 7/19 6 hours
Study Abroad Varies Contact your Certifying Official

**Summer 2024, 8-week term:  For Chapter 33 and 31 students, 3 hours will be considered more than half-time and will be eligible for a partial housing allowance.

PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
15-week 8/12 – 12/9 12 hours
7-week session I 8/12 – 10/2 5 hours
7-week session II 10/8 – 12/9 6 hours
eCore 16-week 8/19 – 12/10 12 hours
eCore 8-week session I 8/19 – 10/12 6hours
eCore 8-week session II 10/14 – 12/10 6 hours

Graduate Students


PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
15 week 1/8 - 5/6 9 hours
7 week session 1 1/8 - 2/28 4 hours
7 week session 2 2/29 - 4/26     4 hours
PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
May Session 5/13 – 5/24 1 hour
10-Week 5/13 – 7/29 5 hours
8-Week 5/29 – 7/25 4 hours
6-Week 6/4 – 7/17 3 hours
4-Week session I 5/30 – 6/27 2 hours
4-Week session II 7/2 – 7/30 2 hours
Study Abroad Varies Contact your Certifying Official
PART OF TERM DATES FOR TERM FULL TIME ENROLLMENT
15-week 8/12 – 12/9 9 hours
7-week session I 8/12 – 10/2 3 hours
7-week session II 10/8 – 12/9 4 hours

Withdrawals are reported throughout the semester. Students who stop attending a class and do not formally withdraw may be reported as withdrawn by their professor at the end of the term. We are required to report this to the VA along with the reported last date of attendance for the class. Students who enrolled in classes but never attended will be assigned a grade of “NA” by the professor at the end of the term, which is converted to a “W” for their academic record. This withdrawal is then reported to the VA, with the day after drop/add as the date of the withdrawal. 

If you have questions or if you plan to take classes in multiple terms within the semester, please contact your VA School Certifying Official to discuss your enrollment. 

KSU Certifying Officials

Annie Bresler
Last Names: A-E
Email: ebresler@kennesaw.edu    
Phone: 470-578-6431
                 
Donna Barrett
Last Names: F-G
Email: dbarre13@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-3031

Mya Morris
Last Names: H-K
Email: smorr107@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-7647

Amy Alexander
Last Names: L-Q
Email: aalex121@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-5951

 

Julie Morris
Last Names: R-Z
Email: jmorr290@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-3066

TA Certifying Official

Michael Redd
Email: mredd@kennesaw.edu 
Phone: 470-578-6332