Academic performance and achievement is expected of all cadets. Class attendance is mandatory for VWIL cadets, unless they have an approved permit or medical slip due to illness. Cadets abide by a mandatory study hours system.
VWIL recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the form of academic stars, worn on the sleeve of the uniform. Cadets receive a silver star for a Term GPA of 3.5 or higher during the preceding semester; a gold star is worn for a Term GPA of 3.0-3.49 during the preceding semester.
All VWIL cadets must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. The average is computed at the end of the semester. Should either your Term or Cumulative average fall below 2.0, you will be placed on the VWIL Academic Improvement Program during the following semester to help you improve your study habits and GPA.