Calculating Semester Enrollment

The Department of Veterans Affairs, not individual colleges, determines conversions for semester special sessions. College personnel do not complete these calculations.

The GI Bill comparison tool provides valuable information for students and will help students calculate training time. 

VA benefits are paid based on training time. In a standard quarter or semester, the VA measures training time as follows:

  • 12 credits or more are full-time
  • 9-11 credits are ¾-time
  • 6-8 credits are ½-time
  • 4-5 credits are less than ½-time (<½-time)
  • 1-3 credits are ¼-time or less (<¼-time)


Contact Information

Janice Cassady
Coordinator, Military & Veterans Services

Tammy Dennis
Associate, Military & Veterans Services 

Fax: 410-272-0669