Student Rights & Responsibilities
Attendance Requirements

Students who are enrolled at the College but do not attend classes are financially responsible for all tuition and fees if they do not formally drop their courses prior to the semester deadlines.

Regular and prompt attendance at all classes and at scheduled conferences with instructors is expected of all students.It is the instructor’s responsibility to distribute all attendance requirements through syllabus information at the beginning of the semester. It is the student's responsibility to read and understand course-specific attendance requirements. It is the student's responsibility to make up all work missed to the satisfaction of the instructor.

All faculty are required to record attendance daily through the first three weeks or 20 percent of the class. When attendance is a contractual responsibility of a sponsored student, faculty are required to continue taking and verifying attendance for that student. The student is responsible for providing attendance forms to the faculty on a weekly basis.

If a student is enrolled in a class where attendance is specified as a requirement in the syllabus, the student may be withdrawn from the course in accordance with the syllabus but not before missing more than one week's worth of class time.

Students who are withdrawn from a class because of absenteeism receive a "W" grade and assume all financial responsibility for tuition and fees.

Appeal Process: Students who are withdrawn from a course by an instructor may appeal the decision through the dean responsible for that course and the chief academic officer or the ad hoc Academic Policy Group, consisting of the chief academic officer, president of the Student Government Association, and the chairperson of the Academic Standards and Issues Committee.

NOTE: Students in Health Sciences majors will follow attendance procedures set forth by the School of Health Sciences and programs. Additional information is available from program directors and the dean of Health Sciences.

Reference: College Policy and Procedure 4.26

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