Enrollment Management

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Semester Hour Classification

The Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) located in Muskogee, Ok, uses the semester hour classification scale below to determine a Veteran’s payment.  The number of semester hours enrolled at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is reported to the VARO.

Under Graduate hours
Hours Classification
12 full-time
9-11 ¾-time
6-8 ½ -time
4-5 less than ½
1-3 ¼-time or less
Graduate Hours
Hours Classification
9 full-time
6-8 ¾ time
5 ½ time
1-4 less than ½ time, more than ¼ time

*3 credit hours is full time during the Summer I and Summer II session

Avoiding Pay Problems

To avoid possible pay problems, you must notify the Veterans Affairs Office immediately if you:

1.  Increase or decrease total number of hours attending

2.  Withdraw from all classes

3.  Change your program of study (Major)

4.  Have attended any other schools

5.  Change your address

6.  Register for courses not on degree plan

7.  Take a repeated course previously passed with a "D" or below.

8.  Retake a course three times or more.

It is the student's responsibility to inform Veterans Affairs Office of any changes in enrollment status. Be Aware that a VA Hold will be placed on your account to prevent any changes that can affect your federal or state veteran benefits. Please contact the veteran affairs office if changes are needed.