On March 27, 2009 Governor Kaine approved item HB1810 that required all state institutions of higher education to create policies to allow any students that are called to active duty during a semester to get the opportunity to earn full credit for the interrupted course. Included in the wording is the requirement that if the student has completed seventy-five percent of the required course work at the time they are activated and if they meet other specified requirements that they receive full course credit. This legislation went into effect July 1, 2009 and will be very helpful for students who serve their country but are also trying to complete an education.
The governing boards of each public institution of higher education shall implement policies that provide students called to active military duty during an academic semester with the opportunity to earn full course credit. Such policies shall include, as one option, that such students who have completed 75 percent of the course requirements at the time of activation and who meet other specified requirements receive full course credit.