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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and consistent study are the two factors which contribute most to success in college work. A college student is expected to attend all sessions of the classes in which he/she is enrolled. Failure to attend class can result in a drop or dismissal from class.

When the number of hours a student is absent in a specific course exceed the number of hours the course meets per week, the student may be dropped from the course. If the course is less than sixteen weeks, the faculty will determine at what point the student may be dropped for excessive absences (typically in excess of 1/16th of the course has been missed).

The attendance policy for tardies and/or leaving class early for each course is established by the instructor and should be stated in writing in the syllabus. At the instructor’s discretion, tardies and/or leaving class early may be equated to absence(s). While it is the responsibility of the instructors to communicate attendance policies and to apply them equally to all students, it is the responsibility of the students to know the policy in each of their classes and to be aware of their current attendance status.