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Attendance Policy

It is the policy of this college that students are expected to attend all of their scheduled classes, laboratories, or clinical sessions when reasonably possible. Some justified and unavoidable absences are expected. Absences in excess of 10% of the sessions scheduled may reduce the grade for the course. A student is expected to account for absences, preferably in advance, to the instructor of the course and, at the discretion of the instructor, to promptly make up the work missed.

Divisions or departments may have class attendance policies of a more specific nature within this general policy statement. Each instructor shall provide detailed policies and procedures in writing to each student at the beginning of the course. Students who miss classes while serving as jurors will not be penalized for such absences but will be required to make up class work missed as a result of jury service.

Changes To Attendance Policy

Posted: May 20, 2010
Updated: September 10, 2010

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Changes To Attendance Policy

Beginning Summer 2010, during the one-week period immediately following the first day of class, each faculty member notifies the Office of Registrar of those students on the class roster who have never attended class or logged into their online course. The students will be dropped and the course will not appear on the students’ permanent academic records. All students must understand that if they are not attending a required class (learning support, regents and DART) ALL courses will be dropped! Students are responsible for understanding that being dropped may result in loss of financial aid and/or may affect the amount of financial aid awarded.

ALSO, Up until midterm or “last day to drop without academic penalty,” the faculty member may withdraw any student who has ceased to attend and the student will receive a grade of “W” on their academic record. All students must understand that if they are not attending a required class (learning support, regents and DART) ALL courses will be dropped!

After midterm or “last day to drop without academic penalty,” faculty can continue to withdraw any student who has ceased to attend; however, the student will receive a grade of “WF” on their academic record. The student is responsible for understanding that withdrawal or faculty withdrawal may result in loss of financial aid and that failing to properly withdraw from a course may result in receiving a failing grade of F for that course.

Refer to the newest Catalog for updates and revisions.
Maintained by: OIT; Contact: Dorea Hardy
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