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.

Administrative Regulation: AR-7080-B

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