Class Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend scheduled classes and labs as published in the official class schedule. Deviation from this general policy must be approved by the instructor and the college dean. Student excuses fall in the following categories:

  1. If the student is ill, it is his/her responsibility to contact instructors regarding absence. Student Health will not give excuses for missing classes.
  2. Academically related (field trips) and institutionally sponsored activities (athletics, tours, etc.) will be excused. The advisor or coach will prepare an excuse sheet and the students involved must present this sheet to their instructors prior to the activity (if possible).

All other absences must be cleared with each instructor. It is the instructor’s decision to determine if the absence is excused or unexcused.

Students have the responsibility of personally contacting their instructors concerning their missing work for any absence from class.