• Attendance Policy

  • Mandatory Attendance

    Student attendance is mandatory the first week of a class. In addition, attending the first class meeting is critical and required by many instructors. Students who do not attend class during the first week will be recorded by the instructor as a non-attending student and will be administratively dropped by the Admissions, Registration and Records Office.

    Attendance is defined as an academically-related activity which includes any of the following:

    • Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
    • Submitting an academic assignment;
    • Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
    • Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution;
    • Participating in an online discussion about academic matters.
    • For distance education courses (e.g. web sections), contributing to an online discussion or initiating contact within the course management system with a faculty member to ask a course-related question.

    Students who stop attending classes after the first week are responsible to ensure a drop or withdrawal is processed online or in the Admissions, Registration and Records Office. No refund will normally be issued for any classes dropped after the refund period.

    For information regarding College regulations contact:

    Admissions, Registration and Records